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Mid-America Show Calendar

 

SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER EVENTS

 

~ SEPTEMBER ~


 

SEPT. 1-SEPT. 5: American Art Deco: Designing for the People, 1918-1939, multi-media exhibit exploring art and design’s expression of the glamour and optimism of the 1920s and the devastation and escapism of the 1930s, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE, 402-342-3300

SEPT. 1-DEC. 28: Santa Fe Trail anniversary, events every Tuesday THRU Dec. 28, Great Bend Events Center, Great Bend, KS, 620-792-2750

SEPT. 1-SEPT. 18: Pleasant Hill Farmers Market, fresh produce, locally grown, Second Street and 58 Highway, Pleasant Hill, MO, 816-405-7704

SEPT. 1-SEPT. 5: Lamar Free Fair, rides, food vendors, animal shows, beauty pageants, games, Constitution Park, Lamar, MO, 417-850-2033

SEPT. 1-SEPT. 3: 70th Anniversary of the 1951 Flood, exhibit featuring artifacts and testimonies from the 1951 flood, Wyandotte County Historical Museum, Bonner Springs, KS,
913-573-5383

SEPT. 2-6: Midwest Old Threshers Reunion, see the largest collection of working steam-powered vehicles at the Old Threshers Reunion, Midwest Old Threshers Grounds and McMillan Park, Mount Pleasant, IA, 319-385-8937

SEPT. 3-6: Labor Day Mega-Sale, save 10%-50% and more at all locations, Paramount Antique Malls, Wichita and Augusta, KS, www.paramountantiquemall.com

SEPT. 3-6: The Blues Ball, featuring a lineup of the best blues musicians in the state, Town Center Mainstage, Medicine Park, OK, 580-574-9528

SEPT. 3-5: Cherokee National Holiday Quilt Show, view hand-quilted patterns and machine-quilted designs, Cherokee Casino, Tahlequah, OK, 918-453-5757

SEPT. 3: Little Balkans Days Festival, arts, crafts, food, wine, music, 813 Memorial Dr., Pittsburg, KS, 620-231-7561

SEPT. 4-6: Treasure Village Flea Market, collectibles, antiques, coins, primitives, clothing, tools, concessions, novelties, art, furniture, Treasure Village, Milford, IA, 712-337-3730

SEPT. 4-6: Cheyenne and Arapaho Labor Day Celebration, games, cultural dancing, group drum contest, food and craft vendors, Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal Powwow Grounds, Colony, OK, 405-422-7446

SEPT. 4-5: Grand opening of Pullman National Monument and State Historic Site, includes guided tours of the historic Hotel Florence, Pullman National Monument Visitors Center, Chicago, IL, 773-468-9310

SEPT. 4-5: Monthly Vintage Market, vintage goods and home décor, Bloom Where You’re Planted From Farm, Avoca, NE, 402-267-4104

SEPT. 4-5: St. Louis Antique Festival, 52nd annual event, more than 80 booths, Belle-Claire Fairgrounds, Belleville, IL, 608-346-3797

SEPT. 4: Steam Locomotive #3415 ride, five-mile ride through the Smoky Hill River Valley, Abilene and Smoky Hill River Valley Railroad, Abilene, KS, 785-263-1077

SEPT. 4: Quilts by the Lake, more than 100 crafted quilts on display, North Fork Baptist Church, Eufaula, OK, 918-617-3667

SEPT. 5: Downtown Junk Fest, shop for antique, rustic, and vintage-style goods, downtown Van Buren, AR, 479-262-6027

SEPT. 5: Old Settlers Day, parade, cow chip throwing contest, junior rodeo, Butterfield Trail Museum, Russell Springs, KS, 785-751-4242

SEPT. 6: Union Covered Bridge 150th Anniversary Event, learn about the rich history of this special structure, light refreshments provided, Union Covered Bridge State Historic Site, Paris, MO, 573-565-3340

SEPT. 9-12: Lauritzen Gardens Antiques Show, antiques, gardening décor, art, Lauritzen Gardens, Omaha, NE, 402-346-4002

SEPT. 9-11: Brucemore Self-Guided Tours, explore more than a century of Grand Rapids history through the eyes of three families who called Brucemore Mansion home, Brucemore Mansion, Cedar Rapids, IA, 319-362-7375

SEPT. 10-12: Bella Rustina Modern Vintage Market, more than 230 booths filled with vintage and handmade creations and vintage-inspired décor, Conway Expo Center, Conway, AR,
501-230-5728

SEPT. 10-12: Shepherd’s Craft Fair, arts and crafts, The Shepherd of the Hills, Branson, MO, 417-334-4191

SEPT. 10-12: Fall open house, browse autumn deals, Vintage Traders Antique Mall, Olathe, KS, 913-254-9000

SEPT. 10-12: Citywide Garage Sale, browse miles of deals on gently used goods, Public Square, Greenfield, IA, 641-743-8444

SEPT. 10-12: Civil War re-enactment, battle re-enactments, discover how a Civil War soldier lived, medical demonstrations, live music, ladies’ tea, military dress ball, pirates’ treasure hunt, East Park, Mason City, IA, 641-420-8921

SEPT. 10-11: Mustang Western Days, Best-Dressed Cowboy and Cowgirl Contest, gospel music, chili cook-off, parade, Wild Horse Park, Mustang, OK, 405-376-2758

SEPT. 10-11: Antique Rendezvous, outside vendors selling antiques and collectibles, Public Square, Greenfield, IA, 641-733-8444

SEPT. 10-11: Rutledge Flea Market, hillbilly auction, State Highway V, Rutledge, MO,

660-216-3223

SEPT. 11-12: Let It Be Arts Festival (THRU Sept. 12), food and craft vendors, live entertainment, Municipal Park, Kiefer, OK, 918-282-7486

SEPT. 11-12: Harvest Fair, agricultural displays, wood, iron, tinwares, handwork, Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer, Grand Island, NE, 308-385-5318, www.stuhrmuseum.org

SEPT. 11-12: Old Trusty, steam and gas engines, antique cars and trucks, tractor pulls, more than 225 dealers of antiques, crafts and flea market items, fairgrounds, Clay Center, NE, 402-726-2487, www.oldtrusty.org

SEPT. 11: Second Saturday Outdoor Flea Market, the next-to-the-last outdoor flea market of the year, The Market at MacVicar, Topeka, KS, 785-409-4277

SEPT. 11: Great American Market, collectibles, antiques, crafts, downtown Emporia, KS, 620-340-6430, www.emporiamainstreet.com

SEPT. 11: El Dorado Chamber Car Show, classic car show, parade, Civic Center, El Dorado, KS, 316-321-3150

SEPT. 11: Market Days Flea Market and Vendor Fair, antiques, collectibles, handmade items, jewelry, flea market finds, City Park, Mt. Vernon, IL, 618-242-3151

SEPT. 11: Effingham Cruise Night, classic cars, live music, food vendors, Jefferson Street, Effingham, IL, 217-342-5310

SEPT. 11: Archaeology Day, check out demonstrations of flint knapping, atlatl throwing and other demonstrations, Washington State Park, De Soto, MO, 636-586-5768

SEPT. 11: Old Summit Country Antique Show, early country wares, food on site, John Knox Pavilion, Lee’s Summit, MO, 816-537-7033, www.oldsummitantiqueshow.com

SEPT. 11: Festival of the Trails, a commemoration of the state’s bicentennial anniversary and the bicentennial anniversary of the Santa Fe Trail, games, exhibits, live music, food vendors, Rice-Tremonti Home, Raytown, MO, 816-353-8500

SEPT. 11: Junklahoma, antique creations, vintage finds, boutique goods, food vendors, Old Store Gifts and Antiques, Piedmont, OK, 405-373-2093

SEPT. 11: Fall into the Holidays Craft Show, more than 120 booths with handmade crafts on display, Payne County Expo Center, Stillwater, OK, 580-455-2273

SEPT. 12: Flea Market, vendors for three blocks, Silver Street, Ashland, NE, ashlandnebraskachamber@gmail.com

SEPT. 13-16: Bicentennial Quilt Showing, official Missouri State Parks Bicentennial Quilt on display, Crowder State Park, Trenton, MO, 660-359-6473

SEPT. 15-19: 49th Walnut Valley Festival, national flat-picking championships, 8 instrument contests, 4 stages, workshops, arts & crafts fair, Winfield, KS, 620-221-3250,
www.wvfest.com

SEPT. 16-18: Clark County Mule Festival, crafts, flea markets, trail rides, mule polo, rodeo, Clark County Fairgrounds, Kahoka, MO, 660-727-2490

SEPT. 17-19: Treasure Hunt Across Kansas, 400 miles of antiques and garage sales from St. Francis to Elwood, www.ushwy36.com

SEPT. 17-19: Vintage Market Days, unique vintage and antique finds, handmade goods, food trucks on site, Arkansas State Fairgrounds, Little Rock, AR, www.vintagemarketdays.com

SEPT. 17-18: Rendezvous at Council Grove, Voices of the Wind People Pageant, Mountain Men Exposition, antique wagon show, blacksmith and wheelwright demonstration, Kaw Nation returns, Council Grove, KS, www.santafetrail200.com

SEPT. 17: Night Market, local vendors selling everything from candles to homemade salsa to antiques, Scissortail Park, Oklahoma City, OK, 405-696-6451

SEPT. 18-19: Tractors and Treasures Flea Market, live music and food, antique tractor pull, Main Street, Steele City, NE, 402-446-7486

SEPT. 18-19: Heritage Festival and Craft Show, music, dancing, crafts, historical re-enactors, Historic Nefong Park, Columbia, MO, 573-874-7460, www.visitcolumbiamo.com

SEPT. 18-19: Edwards Place Fine Arts Fair, high-quality artwork from across the country for sale, Edwards Place Historic Home, Springfield, IL, 217-523-2631

SEPT. 18-19: Cemetery Walk, annual event exploring the lives of the area’s early settlers, sponsored by the Galena Historical Society, US 20 and Gear Street, Galena, IL, 815-777-9129

SEPT. 18: Tontitown Classic Car Show, food and produce vendors, baked goods, jams, jellies, jewelry, trophies awarded for various categories, Harry Sbanotto Park, Tontitown, AR,

479-790-1813

SEPT. 18: Cave-in-Rock Frontier Festival, parade, carnival, live music, food and craft vendors, along the Ohio River, Cave-in-Rock, IL, 618-287-4333

SEPT. 18: Finders Market, vintage and handmade goods, retro and mid-century design, chippy salvaged picks, boutique apparel, repurposed items, home and garden décor, Conference Center and Hotel, Decatur, IL, 217-454-6365

SEPT. 18: Great Akron Scarecrow Festival, scarecrow decorating contest, arts and crafts vendors, petting zoo, homemade food, City Park, Akron, IA, 712-551-7918

SEPT. 18: Heirloom Fall Market, vendors specializing in vintage, antique, architectural, salvaged, rustic, industrial, and primitives, Heirloom Market Mercantile Co., Bayard, NE, 308-545-1060

SEPT. 18: Black Buggy Day, celebrating the town’s rich Amish culture, food vendors, art and crafts booths, bluegrass and Western swing music, Amish carriage rides, Guy Williams Park, Chouteau, OK, 918-476-8317

SEPT. 18: Monthly Wichita Flea Market, flea market finds, Kansas Star Casino Arena, Wichita, 316-719-8000

SEPT. 18: Arts and Crafts Fair, food booths, exhibitors from across the nation, Hillsboro Arts and Crafts Association, Hillsboro, KS, 620-947-3806, www.hillsboroartsandcraftsfair.org

SEPT. 18: Arts and Crafts Fair, more than 100 booths of handmade goods, Shawnee Town 1929, Shawnee, KS, 913-248-2360, www.shawneetown.org

SEPT 18: A Feast of Fall Furnishings, Foraged Finds, Fashions, Fragrances and Flavors will be headed to Finders Harvest Market, Decatur Conference Center & Hotel, Decatur, IL,

217-454-6365, www.jumpjiveproductions.com

SEPT. 19-OCT. 31: Pumpkin patch and marketplace, hay rides, nature trails, farm animals, agricultural exhibits, vintage and antique goods, Bloom Where You’re Planted Farm, Avoca, NE,
402-840-2207

SEPT. 22-26: Grundy County Corn Festival, fair, craft shows, carnival, music, food, parade, downtown Morris, IL, 815-942-2676

SEPT. 23-25: Skiatook Pioneer Day Festival (THRU Sept. 25), parade, carnival rides, classic car show, quilt show, arts and crafts, Central Park, Skiatook, OK, 918-396-3702

SEPT. 23: Classic Oldies Cruise, cruise down the Mississippi and reminisce while listening to the music of the Jukebox era, celebrity impersonators from Patsy Cline to Elvis, light breakfast and later hot lunch, aboard the Celebration Belle, Quad Cities, IA, 800-297-0034

SEPT. 24-26: Peace Treaty Festival and Pageant, intertribal powwow, ranch rodeo, Native American dancing, re-enactment of peace treaty pageant between U.S. government and the five Plains Tribes, Highway 160 East to Airport Road, Medicine Lodge, KS, 620-213-2108

SEPT. 24-26: Liberty Fall Festival, carnival, parade, live music, farmer’s market, food vendors, crafters, Chamber of Commerce, Liberty, MO, 816-781-5200, www.libertyfallfest.com

SEPT. 24-26: Nebraska Junk Jaunt, vintage, collectibles, antiques, food, statewide, 1523 M St., Ord, NE, 308-346-5151, www.junkjaunt.com

SEPT. 24-26: Fall Festival of Arts and Crafts, unique products, live music, food court, downtown Washington, MO, 636-239-1743

SEPT. 24-26: Warren Pumpkin Festival, antique tractor pulls, parade, pumpkin-themed games, food, petting zoo, live music, Main Street, Warren, IL, 815-238-4578

SEPT. 24-26: International Route 66 Mother Road Festival, large classic car show, live entertainment, parade, 1 Old State Capital Plaza, Springfield, IL, 317-236-6515

SEPT. 24-26: Arts and crafts show, more than 300 exhibitors selling thousands of unique creations, Varied Industries Building, Iowa State Fairgrounds, Des Moines, IA, 563-652-4529

SEPT. 24-25: Mt. Vernon Fall Fest, live entertainment, festival foods, arts and crafts vendors, parade, classic cars on display, Ninth Street, Mt. Vernon, IL, 618-242-3151

SEPT. 24-25: Doniphan Heritage Days, historical re-enactments and demonstrations, craft booths, food vendors, Heritage Museum, Doniphan, MO, 573-996-5298

SEPT. 24-25: Market on the Meadows, crafts, art, jewelry, upcycled items, home décor, Market on the Meadows, Meeker, OK, 405-501-3934

SEPT. 25-26: Fall Festival and Swap Meet, make apple cider and apple butter, lumber sawing demonstrations, tour Cottonwood Station, Meriden Antique Engine and Threshers Association, Meriden, KS, 785-633-9706

SEPT. 25-26: 157th Anniversary Battle of Pilot Knob Re-Enactment, historic and modern vendors, food vendors, Battle of Pilot Knob State Historical Site, Pilot Knob, MO, 573-546-3454

SEPT. 25-26: Living History Weekend – Table Creek Rendezvous, historical demonstrations of everything from blacksmithing to dutch oven cooking, Arbor Lodge State Historical Park, Nebraska City, NE, 402-873-7222

SEPT. 25: Parking lot sale, take home a treasure, Vintage Traders Antique Mall, Olathe, KS,
913-254-9000

SEPT. 25: 2021 Wichita Wagonmasters Chili Cook-Off, rain or shine, 225 W. Douglas, Wichita, KS, 316-265-2800

SEPT. 25: Whimydidle Arts and Crafts Fair, original art, metalworks, pottery, crafts, fabrics, jewelry, silk, dried flowers, City Park, Scott City, KS, 620-214-3295

SEPT. 25: Blue Truck Vintage Market, antiques, vintage items, handmade art, live music, Buhler city hall, Buhler, KS, 620-200-4989

SEPT. 25: Old Oak Farms Flea Market, handmade crafts, antique finds, rustic junk, Old Oak Farms, Minco, OK, 405-352-5981

SEPT. 25: Okeene Germanfest, authentic German food and beer, bakeoff contest, stein races, dog show, 5K run, The Corner welcome center, Okeene, OK, 580-822-5305

SEPT. 26: Cars-N-Carroll Show and Shine, classic car show, live entertainment, Main Street, Carroll, NE, 402-369-1914

SEPT. 28: Ciderfest and Craft Fair, enjoy apple cider and cider doughnuts, live music, corn maze, tractor rides, craft vendors, Louisburg Cider Mill, Louisburg, KS, 913-837-5202

 

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

 

OCT. 1-3: WOHS Flea Market, wall art, home goods, lawn ornaments, clothing, books, toys, Ackley Park, Elk City, OK, 580-225-0906

OCT. 1-3: Pioneer Harvest Fiesta, steam-powered vehicle show, flea market, quilt show, Bourbon County Fairgrounds, Fort Scott, KS, 620-224-7761, www.pioneerharvestfiesta.com

OCT. 1-3: Vintage Market Days, vintage, vintage-inspired, architectural salvage, repurposed finds, jewelry, clothing, live music, food trucks, Wichita Sports Forum, Wichita, KS,
www.vintagemarketdays.com

OCT. 1-3: Mountain Man Rendezvous, re-enactments, craft demonstrations, games, buffalo tours, food, arts and crafts vendors, Maxwell Wildlife Refuge, Canton, KS, 620-241-3340

OCT. 1-3: Byway of Treasures, flea markets garage sales, along Nebraska Byway 136-Heritage Highway, Nebraska, 402-869-2355

OCT. 1-2: Fall into the Holidaze Craft and Antique Show, food, crafts, antiques, jewelry, woodworking, Winfield Fairgrounds, Winfield, KS, 620-218-2395

OCT. 1-2: Dalton Defenders Days, Dalton Raid re-enactments, car show, eating contests, live music, train rides, barrel and race team roping, Chamber of Commerce, Coffeyville, KS,
www.coffeyvillechamber.org

OCT. 1-2: Liberty Days, re-enactments, living history encampment area, food, music, games, Stars and Stripes Museum and Library, Bloomfield, MO, 573-568-2055

OCT. 1-2: Chuck Wagon Gathering, wagons from across the region demonstrating traditional chuck wagon cooking, live music, gunfights, Wild West performers, Chisholm Trail Museum, Kingfisher, OK, 405-375-5176

OCT. 2-3: Versailles Old Tyme Apple Festival, arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, parade, Chamber of Commerce, Versailles, MO, 573-378-4401

OCT. 2-3: Mid-Missouri Horse, Mule, Ox Farming and Historical Crafts Days, demos of pioneer and homestead skills, Gerald, MO, 573-764-2629

OCT. 2-3: Annual Fall Gathering, antiques, primitives, handmades, rusty junk, Blue’s Junk and Primitives, Creal Springs, IL, 618-922-1130

OCT. 2: Flea market, more than 40 dealers, Jesse James Antique Mall and Furniture Gallery and The Rusty Chandelier, St. Joseph, MO, 816-676-7662, www.jessejamesantiquemall.com

OCT. 2: Heritage Days, antique agriculture and home demonstrations, steam carousel rides, tractor show, arts and crafts vendors, Dickinson County Heritage Center, Abilene, KS,

785-263-2681

OCT. 2: Dick Tracy Birthday Celebration, police parade, vendor booths, live music, birthday cake, Pawnee County Historical Museum, Pawnee, OK, 918-762-4681

OCT. 2: Hard Times Festival, celebrating the enduring spirit of those who survived the Great Depression of the late 1920s and 1930s, street performers, craft booths, antique cars and tractors, quilt show, mule-drawn wagon rides, Main Street, Hartshorne, OK, 918-297-3651

OCT. 2: Prairie Moon Market Day, homemade craft vendors, artisan demonstrations, outdoor skillet meals, barbecue, Prairie Moon Primitives, Wayne, OK, 405-469-4146

OCT. 8-10: Columbus Hot Air Balloon Regatta, Friday evening glow, hound and hare races, visit with pilot and crew members, Industrial Park, Columbus, KS, 620-429-1492,
www.columbusdayballoons.com

OCT. 8-10: SASS Cowboy Shoot, shooting competitions, historic re-enactors in period costume, Woolaroc Museum and Wildlife Preserve, Bartlesville, OK, 918-336-0307

OCT. 8-9: Rutledge Flea Market, hillbilly auction, State Highway V, Rutledge, MO,

660-216-3223

OCT. 9-10: Sugar Mound Annual Arts and Crafts Festival, parade, 5K run, handmade crafts vendors, antique barn, food vendors, fairgrounds, Mound City, KS, 913-795-7500,
www.sugarmoundartscrafts.com

OCT. 9-10: Living History Weekend – Wheels of Transportation, antique vehicles on display, Arbor Lodge State Historical Park, Nebraska City, NE, 402-873-7222

OCT. 9: Vinita Oktoberfest, live music, food, beer, arts and crafts booths, Holy Ghost Catholic Church, Vinita, OK, 918-256-2281

OCT. 9: Oz Fest, celebrate the anniversary of the classic film “The Wizard of Oz,” live entertainment, games, costume contest, Dorothy’s House, Liberal, KS, 620-624-7624

OCT. 9: Columbus Day Festival, arts and crafts fair, car show, 5K run/walk, scarecrow contest, quilt show, antique tractors, games, food, Chamber of Commerce, Columbus, KS, 620-429-1492

OCT. 14-15: Voices of the Past, Mt. Moira Cemetery Tours, Wyeth Tootle Mansion, St. Joseph, MO, 816-232-8471

OCT. 15-16: Autumn Leaves Quilt Show, more than 160 quilts on display, craft room, prize baskets, on-site concessions, Community Center, Claremore, OK, 918-691-5110

OCT. 15-16: Going out of business auction, antiques, primitives, collectibles, vintage signs, sports memorabilia, Hopshop Antiques, Platte City Fairgrounds, Platte City, MO,

816-431-0311, www.hopshopantiques.com

OCT. 16-17: Warsaw Heritage Days and Pioneer Heritage Days, more than. 300 craft vendors, 3D archery tournament, festival food, Drake Harbor, Warsaw, MO, 660-438-5922

OCT. 16: Fall Mountain Music Festival, Missouri bluegrass, old-time mountain and Americana music, Iron County Courthouse grounds, Ironton, MO, 314-517-4445

OCT. 16: Chisholm Trail Festival, living history re-enactors of the Old West, Civil War demonstrations, gunfights, craft booths, Mollie Spencer Farm, Yukon, OK, 405-350-8937

OCT. 16: Native Indian Taco and Arts & Crafts Sale Drive-Thru, Indian tacos and powwow burgers, crafts vendors, Church of the Open Arms UCC, Oklahoma City, OK, 405-923-1254

OCT. 29-30: Omaha Antique Show, antiques, primitives, maps, collectibles, jewelry, posters, postcards, toys, The Grass Wagon, Council Bluffs, IA

OCT. 30-31: Living History Weekend – Vintage Halloween, learn about Halloween history, customs, and games, Arbor Lodge State Historical Park, Nebraska City, NE, 402-873-7222