Don’t miss the What Cheer Flea Market

Don’t miss the What Cheer Flea Market

September 2022 … 

Don’t miss the What Cheer Flea Market

With the arrival of the fall season comes another What Cheer Flea Market and a bevy of good deals. The next market will take place Sept. 30-Oct. 2 at the Keokuk County Fairgrounds in What Cheer.

Shoppers can find a variety of items for sale, including antiques, military memorabilia, stamps, coins, collectibles, old tools, jewelry, furniture, primitives, postcards, baseball cards, and glassware.

The gates open at 7 a.m. each day, and the early bird shopping day on Thursday, Sept. 29 costs $5 at the door. Friday, Sept. 30 and Saturday, Oct. 1 are only $3 to get in, and admission is free on Sunday, Oct. 2.

For more information, visit www.whatcheerfleamarket.com.

 

What Cheer Flea Market

Expect all sorts of unique finds – and lots of clowning around — at the What Cheer Flea Market, Sept. 30-Oct. 2. (Image courtesy of Facebook)

Hit the highways for these two shopping events in September

September 2022 … 

Hit the highways for these two shopping events in September

Two separate shopping events will take deal seekers throughout Central Nebraska this month.

Nebraska’s Junk Jaunt, labeled as a yard sale spanning more than 300 miles, will take place Sept. 23-25, in which items up for grabs include vintage, collectibles, antiques and baked goods and other mouth-watering foods. Shopper guides may be purchased for $13; the guides list more than 500 sellers. This year marks the jaunt’s 19th anniversary. For more information, call 308-346-5151 or visit www.junkjaunt.com.

The following weekend, load up the car once again for the Trail of Treasures Flea Market and Garage Sales, Sept. 30-Oct. 2. Situated along Nebraska Byway 136/Heritage Highway, the highway spans more than 200 miles in Southern Nebraska and includes 10 counties and five corridor counties. This is the 11th year for the event.

For more information, call Bobbie at 402-239-2409, Judy at 402-335-0745, or visit www.facebook.com/byway136.heritagehighway.

 

Gala will bring history to life in Leavenworth

September 2022 … 

Gala will bring history to life in Leavenworth

The Leavenworth County Historical Society will host a Reclaiming History Gala fundraiser Sept. 30 at the Carroll Mansion Museum and Research Center of Early Kansas History in Leavenworth.

According to Mary Ann Brown of the historical society, the fundraiser is designed to raise awareness and funding for an extension to the museum for an increase in service to the community.

The fundraiser will include a cocktail hour, buffet dinner, guest speaker, live music and silent auction. Tickets cost $50 before Sept. 15 and $65 after Sept. 15; limited reserved tables for eight run $500.

For more information, contact the Carroll Mansion Museum at 913-682-7759 or visit www.leavenworthhistory.org.

A day under the big top in Burlington

A day under the big top in Burlington

September 2022 … 

A day under the big top in Burlington

Give the kid in you a day under the big top when the Culpepper and Merriweather Circus comes to Burlington as part of the first Coffey County Fall Festival, Sept. 15-17.

The one-ring circus traverses the country for 32 weeks out of the year, performing in small towns and delighting audience members young and old alike with trapeze acts, unicycles, daredevils, performing animals, and more. Traditional carnival snack favorites such as cotton candy, peanuts and hot dogs will be for sale, and the circus also incudes pony rides, an inflatable slide, and a carousel moonbounce. Tickets for the carnival cost $15 at the door, or buy in advance for $12 apiece.

The carnival appears as part of the fall festival, now in its inaugural year. The festival will include a BBQ competition, rodeo, car show, and food and craft vendors.

The festival and circus will take place in Burlington’s Kelley Park. For more information, call 620-364-8780.

 

Iron Horse Marketplace in Perryville, AR

Culpepper and Merriweather Circus

The Culpepper and Merriweather Circus will feature high-flying fun when it comes to Burlington, Sept. 15-17. (Image courtesy of Lor Photography)

Leavenworth’s vintage eateries offer a taste of the good ol’ days

Leavenworth’s vintage eateries offer a taste of the good ol’ days

September 2022 … 

Leavenworth’s vintage eateries offer a taste of the good ol’ days

Homer’s Drive In, which opened in 1931, and NuWay Drive In, which opened in 1934, are two of the oldest restaurants continually operating in the state of Kansas. They offer casual dining and comfort with their original vintage atmosphere, serving good, home-cooked meals at an affordable price – something everyone enjoys.

Homer’s Drive In specialties are breakfast, hamburgers, tenderloins, shakes and malts. Homer’s features an old-fashioned, drive-up window where your order is taken and delivered by a waitress. It’s a place to enjoy a delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner, served with a smile.

NuWay Drive In features loose meat, steamed burgers, fries, onion rings, hand-breaded tenderloins, shakes, malts and more. Loose meat burgers, Frito pie, fried pickles & quick service are all available at a good price! This vintage eatery also features a drive-up window similar to Homer’s, serving excellent BBQ cooked on-site and out-of-this world homemade donuts, NuWay is your destination. Donut flavors include strawberry basil, lemon lavender, Fruit Loops, glazed, bear claws, frosted, twists and more. Ribs and meats are smoked on-site and can be ordered as a meal or in larger quantities.

Both restaurants offer good food, service and prices, a piece of Leavenworth history! Both restaurants are open seven days a week. They offer a nostalgic atmosphere, historic photos of the Leavenworth area and a comfortable place to meet up with family and friends. You’ll enjoy!
– Submitted by Wendy Scheidt

 

Iron Horse Marketplace in Perryville, AR

Homer's Drive-In

Homer’s Drive-In has a vintage diner feel

Iron Horse Marketplace in Perryville, AR

NuWay Dive In

NuWay’s donuts are worth the visit

Running Rabbit Antiques celebrates 14th anniversary

Running Rabbit Antiques celebrates 14th anniversary

September 2022 … 

Running Rabbit Antiques celebrates 14th anniversary

Running Rabbit Antiques & General Store in Higginsville will celebrate its 14th anniversary in September.

Owner Sandy Wescott, who started the business, has turned the day-to-day operation of the mall and its 50+ dealers over to her son and daughter-in-law, Dale and Christy Wescott.

Dale and Christy are dealers themselves, having inherited their love for antiques and all things vintage from Sandy and her late husband Jerry. They continue to operate the Running Rabbit with the same eye toward quality antiques and collectibles, a friendly shopping experience and excellent customer service.

To celebrate the Running Rabbit’s 14th year in business, there will be an Open House and Parking Lot Sale on Saturday, Sept. 17.
Running Rabbit Antiques & General Store is located at 509 Fairground Ave. in Higginsville, and is open 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
 – Submitted by Tammy Kleoppel

 

Enchanted Frog's Free Flea

Now celebrating its 14th anniversary, Running Rabbit Antiques & General Store in Higginsville is owned by Sandy Wescott and operated by her son and daughter-in-law, Dale and Christy Wescott. (Image courtesy of Running Rabbit)