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Mid-America Show Calendar

 

OCTOBER & NOVEMBER EVENTS

 

~ OCTOBER ~


OCT. 1-3: Liberty Days, living history event with costumed re-enactors demonstrating encampment living and battle, food vendors, live music, games, black powder shoot, Stars and Stripes Museum and Library, Bloomfield, MO, 573-568-2055

OCT. 1-31: Pumpkin Patch and Vintage Marketplace, hay rides, ag exhibits, food, antiques and vintage items for sale, Bloom Where You’re Planted Farm, Avoca, NE, 402-840-2207

OCT. 2-3: Pioneer Heritage Festival of the Ozarks, heritage skill exhibits, food, live music, Missouri Fox Trotter Showgrounds, Ava, MO, 417-746-4006

OCT. 2-3: Two Sisters Flea Market, 800 booths filled with antique finds, Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center, Shawnee, OK, 405-589-5138

OCT. 2-4: Oktoberfest, 55th annual event, food and beverage vendors, crafts booths, live music, Festhalle Barn, Amana Colonies, IA, 319-622-7622

OCT. 2-4: Trail of Treasures, discover miles of treasures along Nebraska’s Heritage Highway, flea market/garage sale event, multiple locations across Nebraska’s Byway 136 Heritage Highway, www.heritagehighway136.com

OCT. 2-4: Junkstock: Harvest Edition, shopping for vintage items and antiques, hayrack rides, bonfires, beer garden, food trucks, Sycamore Farms, Waterloo, NE, 402-765-8651

OCT. 2-4: WOHS Flea Market, 200 booths with wall art, home goods, lawn ornaments, toys, books, clothing, Ackley Park, Elk City, OK, 580-225-0906

OCT. 3: Harvest Festival, a celebration of the harvest season with family-friendly activities, games, food vendors, Founders’ Park, Elkader, IA, 563-245-2770

OCT. 3: Fall into the Holidaze Craft & Antique Show, crafts, antiques, food, jewelry, woodworking, Winfield Fairgrounds, Winfield, KS, 620-660-1042

OCT. 3: Art in the Park Festival, arts and crafts show, wine samples, food vendors, live entertainment, Island Park, Winfield, KS, 620-221-2161

OCT. 3: Lower Fox Creek One-Room Schoolhouse (WEEKENDS THRU OCT. 31), learn the role school played in a rural education on the prairie, Tallgrass Prairie National Reserve, Strong City, KS, 620-273-8494

OCT. 3: State Corn Husking Competition and Fall Festival, living history exhibits, food vendors, Nebraska Prairie Museum, Holdrege, NE, 308-995-5015

OCT. 3-4: Louisburg Cider Mill Ciderfest and Craft Fair, local crafts and food vendors, Louisburg Cider Mill, Louisburg, KS, 913-837-5202

OCT. 3-4: 45th Annual Fall Festival of Arts, Crafts, and Music at Missouri Town 1855, period music, dance, games, crafts, hay wagon rides, food, Missouri Town 1855, Lee’s Summit, MO,
816-229-8980

OCT. 3-4: Flea Market Under the Bridge, vendors with antiques, collectibles, food, City Park under the bridge at First Street, Marquette, IA, 563-873-3536

OCT. 3-4: Fall Arts and Crafts Festival, crafts vendors, flea market, family activities, Triangle Park, McGregor, IA, 563-873-2186

OCT. 4: Hot Rods and Harleys Car Show, car show including food vendors, DJ and live entertainment, downtown Hopkinton, IA, 563-920-0409

OCT. 4-31: Prospect Hill Cemetery Tour (WEEKENDS), narrated tour includes stories of cemetery residents, Prospect Hill Cemetery, Omaha, NE, 816-616-9162

OCT. 8-10: 22nd Annual “Step Back in Time” Quilt Show and Auction, quilt show, viewing, auction and drawing, Spillman Event Center, Jamesport, MO, 660-654-1124 or
402-610-7300, www.jamesportmissouri.info

OCT. 8-11: Pelican Festival, includes parade, arts and crafts vendors, food, games, pelican viewing tours, Wolf Creek Park, Grove, OK, 918-786-2289

OCT. 8-11: River to River Yard Sale, yard sales on Highway 146 from East Cape to Cave, 137 E. Vienna St., Anna, IL, 618-697-2435

OCT. 9-10: Rutledge Flea Market, Missouri’s largest flea market with more than 700 sales spaces on 60 acres, food including chicken tacos, tenderloins, burgers, fries, soft-serve ice cream, pies, subs, homemade soft pretzels, 46001 State Highway V, Rutledge, MO,

660-216-3223

OCT. 9-11: 51st Annual Columbus Day Festival, arts and crafts fair, car show, 5K run/walk, children’s activities, scarecrow contest, quilt show, antique tractors, live entertainment, food vendors, includes the 31st Annual Hot Air Balloon Regatta on Oct. 9-11 with a balloon glow on Friday and hot air balloon races Saturday and Sunday, Columbus, KS,

620-429-1492, www.columbusdayballoons.com

OCT. 9-11: Scarecrow Festival more than 100 mechanical and handmade scarecrow displays, arts and crafts show, live music and food vendors, Lincoln Park, St. Charles, IL, 630-443-3967

OCT. 9-11: Touchstone Energy Balloon Fest, morning and evening flights, balloon glow on Saturday night with food and live music, Main Street, Shelbyville, IL, 217-774-2244

OCT. 9-11: Oddity and Curiosity Display, steampunk items, unusual art, creepy dolls, weird taxidermy, Halloween décor, Jesse James Antique Mall and Furniture Gallery and the Rusty Chandelier, St. Joseph, MO, 816-232-0099 and 816-676-0662,
www.jessejamesantiquemall.com and www.rustychandelier.com

OCT. 10: Pickin’ at the Patch – Fall Market Day, vintage items and antique vendors, BBQ, fresh-picked apples, outdoor photo booth, Pendleman Orchards, Alto Pass, IL, 618-893-2771

OCT. 10: Oakley Corn Festival, cornhusking demonstration, Kansas State Cornhusking Contest, corn ear throwing contest, corn pile money hunt, Buffalo Bill Cultural Center, Oakley, KS,

785-671-1000

OCT. 10: Blackwater October Fest, woodworking, arts and crafts, jewelry, antiques, pumpkins for sale, downtown Blackwater, MO, 660-846-2521

OCT. 10: Oudoor Vintage Market, rustic, vintage, antiques, Paramount East Antique Mall, 10187 SW Hwy 54 Augusta, KS, 316-775-3999
OCT. 10: Saturday with a Soldier, live re-enactors dressed in period costumes demonstrate skills used by the Lewis and Clark explorers, Missouri River Basin Lewis & Clark Visitor Center, Nebraska City, NE, 402-874-9900

OCT. 10: Vinita Oktoberfest, celebration of German heritage with arts and crafts booths, clog dances, a cake walk, food vendors, children’s activities, Holy Ghost Catholic Church, Vinita, OK, 918-256-2281

OCT. 10: Quality Antiques Auction, absentee bids due by noon on Oct. 8, preview on Oct. 9, register at least 48 hours in advance, online bidding at www.liveauctioneers.com/woody-auction-llc, sponsored by Woody Auction, Douglass, KS, 316-747-2694,
www.woodyauction.com

OCT. 10-11: Walnut Antique Fall Festival, antiques, primitives, toys, stoneware, advertising, furniture, upcycled, repurposed and more, exit 46 on I-80, Walnut, IA,
712-784-3331

OCT. 10-11: Pierce’s Pumpkin Festival, craft booths, hay bale maze, country store, Pierce’s Pumpkin Patch, Chariton, IA, 641-344-1344

OCT. 10-11: Mid-America Center Arts & Crafts Show, more than 200 exhibitors selling thousands of hand-made products, Mid-America Center, Council Bluffs, IA, 563-357-1986

OCT. 10-11: Fall Arts and Crafts Festival, crafts vendors, flea market, family activities, Triangle Park, McGregor, IA, 563-873-2186

OCT. 11: Mid-America Markets, furniture, glassware, farm finds, metal/stonework, collectibles, toys, tools, coins, primitives, signs, auto items, jewelry and more; Kansas State Fairgrounds, Hutchinson, KS, 620-663-5626, www.midamericafleamarkets.com

OCT. 11: Bethalto’s Market in the Park, locally-grown produce and crafts made by local vendors, East Central Street, Bethalto, IL, 618-377-8051

OCT. 11: Old Time Autumn, featuring the Civil War Brass Band, arts and crafts, sight-seeing tours of Brownville, biscuits and gravy to try, downtown Brownville, NE, 402-825-1240,
www.brownville-ne.com

OCT. 15-17: 12th Annual “Voices from Eureka’s Silent City,” cemetery walking tour featuring actors in period costume, tickets on sale Oct. 1, Eureka Springs Historical Museum, Eureka Springs, AR, 479-253-9417

OCT. 16: Hearts and Homes Historic Tea, three-course lunch with readings from Nancy Wallace’s historic Hearts and Homes column in Wallace’s Farmer, The Wallace House, Des Moines, IA,

515-243-7063

OCT. 16-17: Autumn Leaves Quilt Show, demonstrations, quilt and apron auction, quilt displays, arts and crafts show, concession vendors, Claremore Community Center, Claremore, OK,
918-230-1636

OCT. 16-18: Iron Thistle Scottish Festival, live music, Scottish and American food, Scottish and Irish dance troupes, traditional Scottish heavy athletics, sheep herding demonstrations, Celtic shopping, Mollie Spencer Farm, Yukon, OK, 405-471-3971

OCT. 17: Historic Craft Fair at Lewis and Clark State Historic Site, local demonstrations and sales from local artisans and craftspeople, Lewis and Clark State Historic Site, Hartford, IL,

618-251-5811

OCT. 17: Archaeology Day at Spiro Mounds, interactive activities, guided walk, demonstrations of flint knapping and stone tool making, Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center, Spiro, OK,

918-962-2062

OCT. 17: Red Earth Fall Fest, inaugural event, parade of Native American tribal members in full regalia, free powwow, arts and crafts market, youth art competition, downtown Oklahoma City, OK, 405-427-5528

OCT. 17: Outdoor Vintage Market, vintage, rustic, antiques, Paramount Antique Mall, 13200 W US Highway 54 Wichita, KS, 316-722-0500

OCT. 17: Third Saturday Super Sales, take 15%, 20% or 25% off on loads of treasures, the Enchanted Frog, Lathrop, MO, 816-740-6933

OCT.17-18: Warsaw Heritage Days FEstival, food, venrods, fun, downtown Warsaw, MO,

for more information, contact the Warsaw Chamber of Commerce: 660-438-5922, warsawchamber@outlook.com

OCT. 17-18: Fort Massac Encampment, annual re-enactment of life in the 1700s with merchants, military units, period-style food, military drills, mock battles, Fort Massac State Park, Metropolis, IL, 618-524-9321

OCT. 17-18: 44th Annual Hannibal Historic Folklife Festival, more than 100 artisans and craftspeople demonstrating 1800s lifestyles, wine and beer sampling, strolling street musicians, homemade foods of the 1800s, Main Street, Hannibal, MO, 573-221-6545

OCT. 17-18: Two Sisters Fall Craft Fair, 800 booths filled with antique finds, Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center, Shawnee, OK, 405-589-5138

OCT. 23-24: Lady Bird’s 1940s Music and Dance, an Iowa-based trio bringing back the vintage style of swing dancing and love of 1940s music, Browns Century Theater, Le Mars, IA,

712-546-5770

OCT. 23-24: 12th Annual “Voices from Eureka’s Silent City,” cemetery walking tour featuring actors in period costume, tickets on sale Oct. 1, Eureka Springs Historical Museum, Eureka Springs, AR, 479-253-9417

OCT. 24: Outdoor Vintage Market, vintage, rustic, antiques, Paramount Antique Mall, 13200 W US Highway 54 Wichita, KS, 316-722-0500

OCT. 24: Rural Heritage Day, historic demonstrations of the life of yesteryear, including leather working, soap making, and lace making, Felix Valle House State Historic Site, Ste. Genevieve, MO,
573-883-7102

OCT. 24: Oklahoma City Oddities and Curiosities Expo, odd jewelry, unusual art, bizarre antiques, Cox Convention Center, Oklahoma City, OK, 918-744-1113

OCT. 25: Pittsburg Old-Time Fiddlers and Pickers, bring your favorite instrument of choice and play for the crowd, Crawford County Historical Museum, Pittsburg, KS, 620-231-1440

OCT. 31: Grand River Center Arts & Crafts Show, more than 100 vendors selling unique and handmade products, Grand River Center, Dubuque, IA, 563-357-1986

OCT. 31-NOV. 1: Kane County Flea Market, antiques, refurbished furniture, holiday decorations, sports collectibles, more than 600 dealers, downtown St. Charles, IL, 630-377-2252

 

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MORE SHOWS FOR THIS MONTH MAY BE FOUND ON THE STATE CALENDARS
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~ NOVEMBER ~

NOV. 1-2: French Market, silent auction, vendors selling homemade baked and candied goods, themed gift items, holiday décor and lunch, Baker Arts Center, Liberal, KS, 620-624-2810

NOV. 4: Landing After Hours: Don Carlos Archaeology Project, presentation on the archaeological legacy of the Don Carlos family, Jefferson Landing State Historic Site, Jefferson City, MO,
573-751-2854

NOV. 4-7: Will Rogers Days and Motion Picture Festival, a celebration of film star and Western heritage icon Will Rogers, Will Rogers birthday celebration, parade, children’s activities, antique and classic car show, Will Rogers Memorial Museum, Claremore, OK, 918-341-0719

NOV. 5-8: Autumn Festival: An Arts and Crafts Affair, hundreds of the nation’s finest crafters display and sell their handicrafted works, Ralston Arena, Ralston, NE, 402-331-2889

NOV. 6-7: Two Sisters Flea Market, 800 booths filled with antique finds, Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center, Shawnee, OK, 405-589-5138

NOV. 6-8: Bella Rustina Modern Vintage Market, over 200 booths of vintage and vintage-inspired! Conway Expo Center, 2505 E oak St., Conway, AR, www.bellarustina.com

NOV. 6-8: Mistletoe Market, holiday crafts and gits, home décor, women’s accessories, jewelry, food, live music, Cox Convention Center, Oklahoma City, OK, 405-843-5668

NOV. 7: Historic Ranch Candlelight Tour, living history re-enactors depict the story of ranch life on a typical winter night of more than 100 years ago, complete with a lantern-lit path, Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, Strong City, KS, 620-273-8494

NOV. 7: Annual Frost Frolic Holiday Market, more than 100 booths of holiday-themed crafts, Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 4-H and Merchant buildings, Fairbury, NE, 402-300-7146

NOV. 7: Shawnee Trading Post and Flea Market, more than 70 vendors from all over the state selling handmade items, 7109 N. Kickapoo Ave., Shawnee, OK, 405-765-8340

NOV. 7: Junk Hippy Roadshow, more than 100 vendors offering all things homemade, vintage, repurposed and retro, Chester’s Party Barn & Farm, Piedmont, OK, 432-978-7917

NOV. 7: Jingle Bell Bazaar, unique and handmade gifts just in time for the holiday season, Lord of Life Lutheran Church, Edmond, OK, 405-341-5113

NOV. 7: Pumpkin Harvest Craft Festival, more than 45 vendors selling everything from candles and home décor to wood art and jewelry, food vendors, bake sale, Robertson Activity Center, Yukon, OK, 405-350-8937

NOV. 7-8: Coralville Fall Arts and Crafts Show, area’s largest, with more than 150 vendors selling their handicrafts, Marriott Conference Center, Coralville, IA, 319-688-4000

NOV. 7-8: Fifth Annual Military History Appreciation Day, living historians presenting information and stories on soldiers’ uniforms, gear, weapons and vehicles, Museum of Missouri Military History, Jefferson City, MO, 573-638-9603

NOV. 7-8: 19th Annual Fall Fling Flea Market, Antique and Junk Festival, one of the Midwest’s largest shows, Lancaster Events Center, Lincoln, NE, 402-525-6234

NOV. 13: Hearts and Homes Historic Tea, Hearts and Homes Historic Tea, three-course lunch with readings from Nancy Wallace’s historic Hearts and Homes column in Wallace’s Farmer, The Wallace House, Des Moines, IA, 515-243-7063

NOV. 13-15: Vintage Tulsa Show, vintage and antique dealers galore, collectibles, estate jewelry, art, antique furniture, Tulsa Expo Square, Tulsa, OK, 918-619-2875

NOV. 14: 26th Annual Wichita Alternative Gift Market, charitable gifts, fair-trade crafts, A&H Farm/Pumpkin Patch, Wichita, KS 316-269-0635

NOV. 14-15: Holiday Arts Festival, kick off the holiday shopping season with original works from Midwest artists, Waterloo Center for the Arts, Waterloo, IA, 319-291-4490

NOV. 14-15: Elk City Christmas Craft Show & Gift Expo, more than 100 booths with crafts, ceramics, jewelry, furniture, wood décor, Oklahoma wine, jams, jellies, candies, Elk City Convention Center, Elk City, OK, 580-303-0359

NOV. 17: America the Beautiful Quarter Release, initiative to honor more than 56 national parks and other sites, new reverse design to appear on quarter through next year, Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, Strong City, KS, 620-273-8494

NOV. 20-21: The Santa Market, unique handmade crafts, jewelry, home décor, hand-painted ornaments, free photos with Santa, goodie bags given to the first 1,000 attendees, Oklahoma State Fair Park, Oklahoma City, OK, 405-314-1033

NOV. 20-22: Iowa State Fairgrounds Arts and Crafts Show, Iowa’s largest show, with more than 300 exhibitors from eight states, Iowa State Fairgrounds Varied Industries Building, Des Moines, IA, 563-357-1986

NOV. 20-22: An Affair of the Heart, arts and crafts, shopping paradise with nearly 850 vendors from around the country, Tulsa Expo Square, Tulsa, OK, 405-632-2652

NOV. 21: The Generals Christmas Ball, the Galena Generals portray the nine Civil War generals from Galena, dinner of stuffed pork chops and mixed vegetables, period music from the Americana Band, period dress welcomed, DeSoto House Hotel, downtown Galena, IL, 815-777-0090

NOV. 21: Southwest Iowa Classic Toy Show, antique and collectible toys, race cars, trains, dolls, cast-iron pedal cars, tin toys, games, models, Page County Fairgrounds, Clarinda, IA,

641-534-3038

NOV. 21: Sleigh Bells Market – Junk Utopia, a picker’s paradise, vintage and antique items, handmade local items, reclaimed wood, metal and architectural salvage, Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center, Shawnee, OK, 405-810-6977

NOV. 21: Shawnee Trading Post and Flea Market, more than 70 vendors from all over the state selling handmade items, 7109 N. Kickapoo Ave., Shawnee, OK, 405-765-8340

NOV. 27-28: Black Friday Craft Show, books, quilts, candles, clothing, home décor, Cleveland County Fairgrounds, Norman, OK, 405-360-4721

NOV. 27-28: Cleveland County Craft Show, home decorating, handmade, seasonal and specialty items from more than 90 crafters, Cleveland County Fairgrounds, Norman, OK, 405-360-4721

NOV. 28: Holidays on the Prairie, wagon rides, storytelling, kids’ crafts, live historic music, light refreshments, Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, Strong City, KS, 620-273-8494