Firecracker 4th Antique Show sure to bring in holiday with a bang

JuLY 2022

Firecracker 4th Antique Show sure to bring in holiday with a bang

Make plenty of room in your RV as you prepare to bring home treasures from the annual Firecracker 4th Antique Show in the Amana Colonies.

The popular show, which coincides with the Fourth of July holiday each year, will take place in the Colonies’ RV Park, July 3-4. More than 70 vendors will set up shop, selling folk art, Americana, toys, tools, advertising, primitives, farm finds, and more. Dealers can be found in the two large, air-conditioned buildings on the park property, as well as some dealers outside. Dealer space is still available.

For more information, call 319-622-3539, e-mail firecracker4amana@gmail.com, or visit the show’s Facebook page.

Firecracker 4th Antique Show in the Amana Colonies

Firecracker 4th Antique Show in the Amana Colonies

Just a few of the farm finds you’ll uncover at the Firecracker 4th Antique Show in the Amana Colonies, July 3-4. (Image courtesy of Facebook)

CrockFest Convention heating up for its 45th annual event

CrockFest Convention heating up for its 45th annual event

July 2022 … 

CrockFest Convention heating up for its 45th annual event

Anniversary and members from all over the United States will gather for their 45th annual CrockFest Convention in Red Wing on July 14-16.

This pottery collecting group began in 1977 with a get-together in Red Wing, where treasured pieces of Red Wing clay products were bought and sold and a new book about “Clay Giants” was autographed. Forty-five years later, they are still gathering, and added events will include a members auction, education sessions including a Kids View session for future collectors, a show and sale open to the public, and a sunset dinner cruise on Lake Pepin.

This national organization invites new members to join for an annual membership of $35 that includes a beautiful full color newsletter mailed to your home. For more information visit www.RedWingCollectors.org or call 651-388-4004. – News item courtesy of The Red Wings Collectors Society

Red Wings Collectors Society’s annual CrockFest

Red Wings Collectors Society’s annual CrockFest

The Red Wings Collectors Society’s annual CrockFest will center around all things pottery. (Image courtesy of The Republican Eagle)

Bella Rustina to pack Conway Expo Center

Bella Rustina to pack Conway Expo Center

July 2022 … 

Bella Rustina to pack Conway Expo Center

The annual Bella Rustina Modern Vintage Market will descend on Conway, July 15-17 at the Conway Expo Center.

The event will boast more than 230 booths crammed with antiques, vintage, and vintage-inspired creations.

Early buyers can pay an $8 admission fee to get into the gates from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, July 16 (children 12 and younger are free). Admission to the event on Saturday, July 16 and Sunday, July 17, is $5 for adults. Parking for the event is free.

For more information, call 501-230-5728 or visit www.bellarustina.com. The event is sponsored by Ashley’s Finds LLC.

Bella Rustina Modern Vintage Market

Bella Rustina Modern Vintage Market

The Bella Rustina Modern Vintage Market will return to Arkansas’ Conway Expo Center this July. (Image courtesy of River Valley Magazine)

Get ready for Christmas in July in downtown Leavenworth

Get ready for Christmas in July in downtown Leavenworth

July 2022 … 

Get ready for Christmas in July in downtown Leavenworth

Though visits from Santa Claus won’t be happening for a few months yet, it’s going to feel like Christmas in July this month in downtown Leavenworth as Leavenworth Main Street celebrates its annual Leavenworth Main Street $1,000 Giveaway.

Only on July 30, for every $20 you spend at a participating Leavenworth merchant, your name goes into a drawing for one of 10 $100 bundles of “Main Street Bucks,” which can be used at any local businesses partnering with the organization for the event.

If you can’t make it out on July 30 for the giveaway, you can still participate in downtown Leavenworth’s sidewalk sales, which will be offered July 7-9. Get outside, enjoy some summer sun and support local businesses in the area.

For more information, call (913) 682-3924 or visit

www.leavenworthmainstreet.com.

 

July in downtown Leavenworth main st bucks

July in downtown Leavenworth

Shop locally this July in downtown Leavenworth for a chance to win Main Street Bucks. (Image courtesy of Facebook)

Antique store coming soon to Merriam

Antique store coming soon to Merriam

July 2022 … 

Antique store coming soon to Merriam

Move over, IKEA – We’re coming to town! Slater Street Antiques will soon open at 5905 Slater St. in Merriam. Across the street from big-box merchant IKEA, the store will be housed in two buildings including a white, two-story house built at the turn of the century. The spot has been an antique lover’s paradise for decades, first as Mundy’s Antiques in the 1980s and then Campbell & Co. Antiques.

“We will be creating a fresh new look for this location and offering an eclectic mix of dealers featuring all types of great vintage and antique merchandise for your home or office,” Slater St.’s website reads.

The merchant is now accepting vendor applications; potential vendors must have an active presence on social media in order to be considered.

To apply to be a vendor or for more information, visit www.slaterstantiques.com or visit the business on Facebook or Instagram.

 

Slater St. Antiques in Merriam

Slater St. Antiques in Merriam

Slater St. Antiques in Merriam will be open this summer, selling a variety of mid-century modern, antique and vintage items. (Image courtesy of Slater St. Antiques)

First Wednesdays at Greenwood Vintage Market allow shoppers to stay out late

First Wednesdays at Greenwood Vintage Market allow shoppers to stay out late

August 2022 … 

The Mother Road is calling to you at the
Route 66 Festival

Lovers of classic cars and Route 66 culture can get their kicks at the annual Route 66 Festival, Aug. 11-13 in downtown Springfield.
The festival, a celebration of all things Route 66, will feature a classic car and truck show, a parade, a poker run, live music, a parade, and historical exhibits on Route 66 itself. New to the festival this year is the Route 66 Kickoff Concert and Street Party, with music from the Emerald City Band.

“This Thursday night concert will also provide a chance for community members and visitors alike to celebrate coming out of the pandemic and set the stage for future economic vitality and recovery efforts to be promoted during and following the highly anticipated festival,” according to festival organizers on the event’s website.

For more information, visit www.route66festivalsgf.com.

 

 

Iron Horse Marketplace in Perryville, AR

Emerald City Band

The Emerald City Band will kick off Springfield’s annual Route 66 on Aug. 11 with a free concert and street party. (Image courtesy of Emerald City Band)