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Iron Horse Marketplace is a junk lover’s paradise

May 2022

Iron Horse Marketplace is a junk lover’s paradise

Looking for a new junking tradition? Iron Horse Farms’ annual Marketplace will fill that need. The first-ever event will take place May 13-14 at the farm in Perryville.

Iron Horse Farms’ Facebook page has shared images of items that shoppers will be able to find during the marketplace, including handcrafted leather goods, cast iron cookware, bottle cap magnets, and a variety of vintage items.

When it isn’t hosting shoppers on the hunt for a great deal, Iron Horse Farms is an event venue, hosting weekend getaways, weddings, and other events. While on the property, attendees can enjoy a roaring campfire, fishing, archery, yoga, hunting, skeet shooting, horseback riding, kayaking, and bird watching.

For more information about the May 13-14 marketplace or about the farm itself, visit www.ironhorsearkansas.com.

Iron Horse Marketplace in Perryville, AR

Iron Horse Marketplace in Perryville, AR

Farm-fresh finds are always in season at the Iron Horse Marketplace in Perryville, AR. (Image courtesy of www.ironhorsearkansas.com)

Relive the good ol’ days at Fort Scott’s annual festival

May 2022

Relive the good ol’ days at Fort Scott’s annual festival

The Good Ol’ Days Festival in Fort Scott will transport you back to a simpler time with family fun this summer.

The festival, now in its 41st year, will take place June 3-4. It has been held the first weekend in June since 1982; originally, in the late 19th century, the festival was a street fair that included an elaborate parade.

For the past 41 years, the festival has been a centerpiece in the town’s modern history, and it includes a chicken dinner, street dance, cornhole tournament, tractor display, kids fun area, zipline, trolley rides, a free concert … and a parade, of course.

For tickets and more information, call 620-215-3631 or visit www.fortscottgoodoldays.com.

Civil War re-enactors ride their horses

Civil War re-enactors ride their horses

Civil War re-enactors ride their horses in a parade at the annual Good ‘Ol Days Festival in Fort Scott, KS. (Image courtesy of Fort Scott Good ‘Ol Days Inc.)

Fun is brewing at Midwest Tea Festival

May 2022

Fun is brewing at Midwest Tea Festival

Dust off your favorite vintage tea kettle and get ready for the annual Midwest Tea Festival, May 7 and 8 at the Overland Park Convention Center in Overland Park, KS.

The event welcomes all connoisseurs of tea throughout the Midwest, featuring a variety of presenters and vendors from throughout the country. Attendees will learn about tea’s history and its cultural significance through workshops, breakout sessions and exhibitions. The event also includes tea tastings and Q&A sessions with tea experts.

Ticket prices start at $15 with an option for VIP packages.

For more information and to buy tickets, visit www.midwestteafest.com.

Midwest Tea Festival

Midwest Tea Festival

Ticket holders & their admitted guests, Vendors, speakers, and volunteers will enjoy drinking tea with the Midwest Tea Festival official tea cups. (Image courtesy of Facebook)

NOTO Saturday Markets allow shoppers to support the arts

May 2022

NOTO Saturday Markets allow shoppers to support the arts

Coming on the heels of its Redbud Festival, the NOTO Arts & Entertainment District in Topeka is bringing back its popular Saturday Market, where attendees can shop for antiques, handmade wares and quirky gifts while admiring local art in a relaxed setting in Redbud Park and Teeter Courtyard.

The market will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday through September. Shoppers also can enjoy the tastes from local restaurants, listen to live music and even tour art studios within the district.

The market is gearing back up for business as the Redbud Festival winds down – its last day will be May 7. Sponsored by FHL Bank, most of the festival’s events take place in Redbud Park’s pavilion, a renovated barn. This year’s performers have included a magician, a comedy troupe, and a blues concert.

Also on May 7, NOTO will present Arts & Antiques, a presentation in which NOTO experts will share their knowledge of their art, antiques and other specialties. The presentation is free and begins at 11:30 a.m.

For more information, call 785-408-8996 or visit www.explorenoto.org.

NOTO’s Arts & Entertainment District

NOTO’s Arts & Entertainment District

NOTO’s Arts & Entertainment District in Topeka, KS, will host its Saturday Market every Saturday between now and September. (Image courtesy of Facebook)

Jesse James’ first parking lot sale of 2022 set for May 7

May 2022

Jesse James’ first parking lot sale of 2022 set for May 7

You know summer is almost here when the Jesse James Antique Mall & Furniture Gallery and The Rusty Chandelier in St. Joseph host the first of several parking lot flea markets for the year. This year, the first parking lot flea market is slated for May 7. Stop by and do some outdoor shopping for the perfect Mother’s Day gift, be it a piece of vintage furniture or some old or new seasonal home décor.

If you miss out on the May 7 event, not to worry – there are three more chances to come do some shopping outdoors in 2022. The other parking lot flea market dates are June 25, Aug. 6 and Oct. 1.

deals outdoors May 7

Deals Outdoors May 7

Come browse the deals outdoors May 7 at the first parking lot flea market of the year at Jesse James Antique Mall & Furniture Gallery and the Rusty Chandelier, and soak up some summer sun, too. (Image courtesy of Facebook)

Old Summit Country Antique Show is back this June in Greenwood

May 2022

Old Summit Country Antique Show is back this June in Greenwood

After being canceled in January by organizer and promoter Sandee Millett, the Old Summit Country Antique Show will return in June with a new organizer.

Richard Brown has taken the reins of the popular show, which offers high-end antiques to shoppers in Lee’s Summit and the surrounding area three times each year.

“Our next show is June 11 at the Greenwood Vintage Market in Greenwood, MO, so everyone mark your calendars and spread the word, please.”

Brown himself has previously been a dealer at Old Summit before.

For more information, contact Brown at 816-872-7999 or hectordog1@gmail.com.

Old Summit Country Antique Show

Old Summit Country Antique Show

The Old Summit Country Antique Show has returned with a new organizer and promoter. The next show is June 11 at the Greenwood Vintage Market in Greenwood, MO For years, shoppers have browsed and bought unique antique finds, like this brick collage. (Image courtesy of Pinterest)