Confirmed Acts For 2016!


Music & Entertainment

- The Lancashire Belle

- The Sultans of Swing

- DJ Shack Shakin Jack

- Paul Harper plus guest performances from Brandon Shaw and Steve Howell

- Mickey & The Alka Seltzer Sisters

- Maggie & Geoff Forrest


Re-enactors Camps & Displays

- Merlin Engine

- North West 101st Airborne 506 Parachute Infantry Regiment

- 45th Field Hospital

- 61st Reconnaissance Regiment

- Haworth Home Guard

- Carolyn Dean Trapeze Act

- Winston Churchill

- Vintage Market

- Remembrance Service by local minister Peter Thomas

- Cumbria Classic Coaches providing transport for the park and ride



Dance Tickets Now Available!

This year our 1940s weekend starts up at the Town Hall on Friday night with live music from The Lancashire Belle as well as support by DJ Shack Shakin Jack.

Saturday introduces the first of our afternoon Tea Dances led by Maggie & Geoff Forrest, Tea and Cake is also included in the ticket price of just £5pp. The Tea Dance is in the Town Hall and dancing begins at 2pm on both Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday evenings entertainment introduces a new headline act to Grassington, The Sultans of Swing Big Band! A Yorkshire based big band that will keep you swinging all night long. DJ Shack Shakin Jack will also be supporting this event.


If you would like to book any tickets for the dances above then please fill in the booking form below:

Available as a PDF or a Word document

...We will update this page as plans and booking confirmations develop...


Confirmed Dates for 2016!

On Saturday and Sunday, ride in on a vintage bus and take a stroll up the main street to the Devonshire Institute where you can take part in our afternoon tea dance led by Maggie & Geoff Forrest, refreshments are also available. Our tea dance is available between 2-4pm each day.

Whilst walking around the famous cobbled streets you will hear live music throughout the day from a variery of performers including Paul Harper and Brandon Shaw. There will also be military displays with re-enactors and skirmishes, along with classic cars. You might also come across Churchill walking around the village, or maybe even chance upon Carolyn on the trapeze.

Come and join us in the National Parks Car Park and there you will find the re-enactor encampments, vintage market stalls and military vehicles. On display this year, and back by popular demand, we have a Merlin Engine, which was first used to run a Spitfire and then later converted to power a Challenger Tank.



We would like to invite applications from individuals and re-enactor groups who can help us to make Grassington's 1940's Weekend an interesting, informative and most of all enjoyable weekend for all those who want to take part and those who just want to visit and watch the entertainment.

We plan to have camps of re-enactors in the National Park Car Park, we are completely open to suggestions and welcome your input to help us to create a weekend to suit everyone. This is your opportunity to add to a 1940's weekend format, please take it.

We are happy to welcome re-enactors in uniforms of any nationality but will not allow uniforms of the SS or the displaying of Swastikas.

If you would like to take part in our weekend then please send your request to


Vintage Military Vehicles and Classic Cars

Grassington lends itself to the 1940's era and what better stage could there be to join what we hope will be an amazing gathering of some of the best examples of vintage military and civilian vehicles in the north of England.

All vehicles attending the event must have valid insurance and will be allocated a parking space in or around the village, space will be limited and spaces allocated early.

If you would like to take part in our weekend please fill in the booking form below:

Available as a PDF or a Word document


Trade Stands

We have a limited number of trade stands selling 1940's vintage products in the National Park Car Park on Hebden Road alongside the Military Re-enactor encampments.

The trade stands available will be 3m x 3m or 6m x 3m pitches. Please try to camouflage your van if parking behind your stall.

If you would like to take part in our weekend please fill in the booking form below:

Available as a PDF or a Word document



View the highlights of this years 1940s weekend

A short film shot in, around and above Grassington's 1940s weekend 2015.

Video courtesy of John Jameson.



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