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Mid-America Show Calendar





Nov. 27 - Dec. 19: Leavenworth County Historical Society Candlelight Tour at Carroll Mansion, tours by appointment, $10 donation, Leavenworth, 913-682-7759

DEC. 1-4: Okemah Holiday House, high-quality handcrafted gifts, jewelry, winterwear, quilts, decorations, personalized stockings, Experience Works Inc., Okemah, OK, 580-334-1947

DEC. 1-20: Christmas at the Mansion, experience Christmas the way the Wayne family did, tour the Arbor Lodge Mansion, enjoy vintage décor and see special holiday-themed collections on display; each Friday, Saturday and Sunday in December through Dec. 20, Arbor Lodge Mansion, Arbor Lodge State Historical Park, Nebraska City, NE, 402-873-7222

DEC. 1-DEC. 31: Garvan Woodland Gardens Winter Garden Festival, holiday light displays, 50-foot rose tree, art installations, Garvan Woodland Gardens, Hot Springs, AR, 501-262-9300

DEC. 3: Winter Wine Walk, wine tasting and shopping for the holidays, sip, stroll and shop more than a dozen businesses decked out in holiday decorations, Leavenworth Main Street, Leavenworth, KS, 913-682-3924,

DEC. 4-5: Carlinville Christmas Market, charming shops, strolling carolers, local crafts vendors, food, vendors, Cross Church, Carlinville, IL, 217-854-2141

DEC. 4-5: A Christmas Past, Christmas tree lighting, horse-drawn carriage rides, fireplaces for roasting hot dogs and marshmallows, Historic Main Street District and Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, West Branch, IA, 319-643-7100

DEC. 4-5: Two Sisters Flea Market, more than 800 booths with unique finds and antique finds, Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center, Shawnee, OK, 405-589-5138

DEC. 4-5: Atoka Craft Show, tons of treasures, handmade goodies, unique items, Atoka Fair Barn, Atoka, OK, 580-889-7337

DEC. 4-5: Will’s Country Christmas, kids’ crafts, camel and pony rides, train and carriage rides, 19th-century games, hay rides, Wild West living history experience, stories of Christmas on the prairie, Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch, Oologah, OK, 918-341-0719

DEC. 4-6: Holiday Market at NWA Mall, one-of-a-kind vendors and pop-up shops selling a variety of arts, crafts, and holiday-themed goods, Northwest Arkansas Mall, Fayetteville, AR,

DEC. 4-6: Choctaw Powwow, Native American arts and crafts, cuisine, dance competition, Choctaw Event Center, Durant, OK, 580-924-8280

DEC. 5: Estate Auction, guns, military, knives, related collectibles, Personal Property, 1001 W 22nd St, Higginsville, MO, 11:00,

DEC. 5: LeRevellion, a French Christmas celebration, French music, food, early Christmas traditions and decorations, Felix Valle House State Historic Site, Ste. Genevieve, MO,


DEC. 5: Sinterklaas Arrives in Pella, visit and take pictures with the legendary figure based on jolly old Saint Nicholas, downtown Pella, IL, 641-620-9463

DEC. 5: Antique Auction, deals from hundreds of antique dealers, hosted online only by Woody Auction, Douglass, KS, 316-747-2694,

DEC. 5: Folk Art Festival, handcrafted goods from artists across the state, Seward County Activity Center, Liberal, KS, 620-624-8534

DEC. 5: German Christmas Market, handmade crafts for sale, German food and music, live music, silent auction, Riverfront Community Center, Leavenworth, KS, 913-682-0387

DEC. 5: VFW Christmas Craft Fair, homemade baked goods, crafts, jewelry, lunch served, Oakley VFW Post #2981, Oakley, KS, 785-672-4737

DEC. 5: Native American Christmas Market, browse traditional handmade clothing on display, crocheted scarves, baby blankets, baby moccasins, stationary, hand-painted wooden keepsake boxes, Christmas stockings, ornaments, leather goods, handmade Native American dolls, Pendleton products, wood etchings, soaps, lotions, Glenpool Conference Center, Glenpool, OK, 918-998-4549

DEC. 5: Christmas Market Oklahoma Festival, ornaments, toys, Native American items, art on display, Christmas carolers, cookie walk, food vendors, First Lutheran Campus, Ponca City, OK, 580-761-4657

DEC. 5: Winterfest Craft Show, more than 65 booths of gifts, crafts and home décor, concessions on site, Kingfisher County Fairgrounds, Kingfisher, OK, 405-375-3822

DEC. 5: Holiday Arts and Crafts Show, handmade crafts, unique gifts, jewelry, Bixby Community Center, Bixby, OK, 918-366-4841

DEC. 5: Holiday Craft Show, more than 100 vendors with handmade items, Payne County Expo Center, Stillwater, OK, 580-455-2273

DEC. 5: History Alive! On the Cherokee Strip, experience Oklahoma’s early days with historical re-enactors, Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, Enid, OK, 580-237-1907

DEC. 5: Mustang Christmas Bazaar, more than 50 vendors, silent auction, bake sale, Indian tacos for sale, Mustang United Methodist Church, Mustang, OK, 405-376-3139

DEC. 5: Santa’s Village and Holiday Bazaar, more than 60 booths featuring Christmas crafts, holiday decorations, home décor, concession stand on site, Blaine County Fairgrounds, Watonga, OK, 580-623-5242

DEC. 5-6: Kane County Flea Market, refurbished furniture, holiday decorations, antiques, fancy “junque,” Kane County Fairgrounds, St. Charles, IL, 630-377-2252

DEC. 5-6: Mid-America Arts & Crafts Show, more than 200 exhibitors selling thousands of unique, handmade products, Mid-America Center, Council Bluffs, IA, 712-323-0536

DEC. 5-6: Fifth Annual Cedar Rapids Christmas Craft Show, more than 40 crafters, support local businesses here, Lindale Mall, Cedar Rapids, IA, 319-929-0154

DEC. 5-6: West Plains Optimist Arts and Crafts Show, a holiday tradition with arts and crafts vendors for the holiday season, West Plains Civic Center, West Plains, MO, 417-256-8835

DEC. 5-20: Holiday Pop-Ups Outdoor Market, home goods, clothing, stocking stuffers, curbside wrapping, Industry Flea, midtown Oklahoma City, OK,

DEC. 6: Hunter’s Home Christmas Open House, see the only remaining pre-Civil War plantation home in Oklahoma decorated for a Victorian Christmas, Hunter’s Home, Park Hill, OK,

DEC. 6: BPW Holiday Boutique, handmade crafts, holiday-themed items, historic Kirk House, Garnett, KS, 785-448-6767

DEC. 9: Holiday Open House, antiques, collectibles, jewelry, vintage, glassware,
Glenwood Antique Mall, Overland Park, KS, 913-901-8888

DEC. 10: Christmas Greetings on Main, live windows, horse-drawn trolley rides, an ice carver, Nestle hot cocoa, downtown Waverly, IA, 319-352-4526

DEC. 10: Iowa History 101: Winter Holidays, state curator Leo Landis will discuss the history of Thanksgiving, Christmas, Chanukah and Kwanzaa in Iowa, webinar begins at 12 p.m., register at

DEC. 12: Holiday Open House, antiques, collectibles, jewelry, vintage toys, glassware, 125 vendors, Shawnee Antique Mall, Shawnee, KS, 913-499-7688

DEC. 12: Amazing Farm Advertising Auction, 11:00, 312 Clark St, Richmond, MO

DEC. 12: Museum Insider: Family Traditions, select VIP tour, explore the nostalgia of holidays gone by through antique toys, historic letters/postcards, photos, and newly acquired objects into the museum’s permanent collection, The Durham Museum, Omaha, NE, 402-444-5027

DEC. 12: 2 Hip Chicks Road Show, clothing, home décor, Christmas items, vintage treasures, antiques, unique gifts, Tulsa Expo Square, Tulsa, OK, 612-888-1002

DEC. 12: Cleveland County Craft Show, more than 90 crafters selling homemade, seasonal and specialty items, Cleveland County Fairgrounds, Norman, OK, 405-360-4721

DEC. 12: Indie Trunk Show, homemade goods, vintage décor, accessories, repurposed furniture, Oklahoma State Fair Park, Oklahoma City, OK, 405-640-3964

DEC. 12: Creative Christmas Craft Show, gifts, books, quilts, candles, clothing, home décor, Cleveland County Fairgrounds, Norman, OK, 405-360-4721

DEC. 12-13: Two Sisters Winter Craft Fair, more than 800 booths with unique finds and antique finds, Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center, Shawnee, OK, 405-589-5138

DEC. 12-13: Arrival at Camp River DuBois, celebrate the arrival of Lewis and Clark at Camp River DuBois with live historical re-enactors and demonstrators, Lewis and Clark State Historic Site, Hartford, IL, 618-251-5811

DEC. 13: Mid-America Markets, deals galore on antique, vintage and flea market finds, Kansas State Fairgrounds, Hutchinson, KS, 620-663-5626,

DEC. 16-24: Holiday Shopping Extravaganza, crafts and homemade items, Central Mall, Fort Smith, AR, 479-774-8159

DEC. 19: Third Saturday Super Sale, save 15%-25% off many items, holiday scavenger hunt in store, participate to enter a drawing for a $50 gift certificate, The Enchanted Frog, Lathrop, MO, 816-740-6933

DEC. 19: Native American Arts and Crafts Market and Indian Taco Sale, locally crafted goods and fresh Indian tacos prepared by members of the Oklahoma Choctaw Tribal Alliance, Oklahoma Choctaw Tribal Alliance Inc. headquarters, Oklahoma City, OK, 405-681-0869

DEC. 19: History Alive! On the Cherokee Strip, experience Oklahoma’s early days with historical re-enactors, Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, Enid, OK, 580-237-1907

DEC. 20: Winter Solstice Sunrise, learn about the discovery, formand function of this ancient post circle monument used as a calendar by the Mississippians, Caohkia Mounds Historic Site, Collinsville, IL, 618-346-5160

DEC. 22-24: Farm House Museum Yuletide Celebration, celebrate the holidays by learning about holidays past at the Farm House Museum in Ames, IA, online event only, 515-294-3342,

DEC. 26: Day After Christmas Sale, antiques, collectibles, gifts, 50% off all Christmas, enter to win a Market at MacVicar gift certificate, The Market at MacVicar, Topeka, KS,


DEC. 27: Pittsburg Old-Time Fiddlers and Pickers, bring your favorite instrument of choice and join in the fun, Crawford County Historical Museum, Pittsburg, KS, 620-231-1440





JAN. 8-10: Antique Alley Antique Show, more than 200 booths of items from the 1950s and earlier, free parking, Conway Expo Center, Conway, AR,

JAN. 8-9: Cabin Fever antique Show, Lancaster Event Center Lincoln, NE, 402-499-5757, CabinFeverAntiqueShow