AUG 1-SEPT. 3: Going Out of Business Sale! After 30 years, The Dusty Attic is closing it’s doors. Crazy sale prices, Everything must go! Thurs-Sat 10-5, The Dusty Attic, Butler, MO, 660-679-1478, Facebook

AUG. 1-DEC. 18: Maxwell Street Market (Sundays), handmade crafts, resale housewares, clothing, live music, market entrances at Desplaines and Harrison streets, Desplaines and Taylor streets, and Jefferson and Polk streets, Chicago, IL,

AUG. 2: Slater Street Antiques, grand opening, mid-century modern, rustic, industrial, vintage items, now accepting dealers, 5905 Slater St., Merriam, KS,

AUG. 3: First Wednesdays, shop until 8 p.m., Embrace the Grape, food trucks on site, live music, Greenwood Vintage Market, Greenwood, MO, 816-537-7172

AUG. 4-6: SASS Cowboy Shoot, shooting competitions in authentic period outfits using authentic period firearms from the 1800s, Woolaroc Museum and Wildlife Preserve, Bartlesville, OK, 918-336-0307

AUG. 5-31: Dolls, Dolls, Dolls exhibit, explore the history of this beloved toy with historical doll displays, Arbor Lodge State Historical Park, Nebraska City, NE, 402-873-7222

AUG. 5-7: What Cheer flea market, gently used treasures, fairgrounds, What Cheer, IA, 319-404-4066,

AUG. 5-6: River City Soul Fest, live R&B music and house music, RiverFront, Peoria, IL, 309-689-3019

AUG. 5-6: Highway 141 Garage Sale, bargains galore stretching from Grimes to Mapleton, Main Street, Manning, IA, 712-655-3541,

AUG. 5-6: Hoover’s Hometown Days, an annual celebration of President Herbert Hoover’s birthday, food, music, live entertainment, Main Street, West Branch, IA, 319-643-7100

AUG. 6-7: Battle of Athens Re-Enactment, costumed re-enactors bring the Battle of Athens to life, free tours of the Thome-Benning House, craft and food vendors, Battle of Athens State Historic Site, Revere, MO, 660-877-3871

AUG. 6, AUG. 19-27, SEPT. 5: Lamar Free Fair, carnival rides, food trucks, live entertainment, Constitution. Square, Lamar, MO, 417-682-3687

AUG. 6: Shawnee Trading Post and Flea Market, gift baskets, home décor, baked goods, more than 70 vendors, 7109 N. Kickapoo Ave., Shawnee, OK, 405-765-8340

AUG. 6: 2 Hip Chicks Roadshow, clothing, shabby chic, vintage treasures, antiques, gifts, Expo Center, Claremore, OK, 612-888-3002

AUG. 6: Citywide Garage Sale, browse deals all day long, multiple locations, Burlington, KS, 620-364-8484

AUG. 6: Crystal Lake Park Art Festival, shop from more than 40 local and regional artists, between the Crystal Lake Park Aquatic Center and the Anita Purves Nature Center, Urbana, IL, 217-351-9841

AUG. 6: Smoky Valley Classic Car Show, more than 100 classic automobiles on display, vendors, food vendors, Swensson Park, Lindsborg, KS, 785-227-8687

AUG. 6: Parking lot flea market, more than 40 vendors, live music, food truck, Jesse James Antique Mall and The Rusty Chandelier, St. Joseph, MO, 816-676-0662

AUG. 6: Makers Market on the Square, buy goods from artisans, crafters, farmers, Cleburne County Courthouse lawn, Heber Springs, AR, 501-362-4901

AUG. 9-14: Kool-Aid Days, world’s largest Kool-Aid stand, cardboard boat races, Kool-Aid drinking contest, classic car show, games and food in the town where Kool-Aid was invented in 1927, historic downtown, Hastings, NE, 402-461-8405

AUG. 10: Stories on the Square, Cherokee storytellers discussing American Indian heritage, Cherokee National Capitol, Tahlequah, OK, 877-779-6977

AUG. 11-13: Bargains Galore on Hwy 64, 160 miles of yard sales on Highway 64, from Fort Smith to Conway to Beebee, AR 479-239-8200

AUG. 11-13: Route 66 Festival, a celebration of the Mother Road, classic car show, vendors, live entertainment, downtown Springfield, MO,

AUG. 12-13: Blues, Brews and BBQs Fest, music festival, craft beer and BBQ vendors, Fox Pointe entertainment venue, Lansing, IL,708-895-7204

AUG. 11-13: Hope Watermelon Festival, more than 300 vendors, food trucks, live music, Hope Fair Park, Hope, AR, 870-777-3640

AUG. 12-13: Cobden Peach Festival, rides and games, homemade food and peach cobbler and pie, the crowning of ‘Miss Peach Queen,’ Union County Museum, Cobden, IL, 1-800-248-4373

AUG. 12-13: Mountain Grove Heritage Festival, displays of model trains, railroad history, antique motorcycles, quilt show, craft and food vendors, free concert, City Square, Mountain Grove, MO, 417-350-3071

AUG. 12-13: FireLake Fireflight Balloon Festival, scenic balloon rides, balloon glows, craft vendors, food trucks, Raymond Peltier Park, Shawnee, OK, 405-275-3121

AUG. 12-13: Woodcarving and Folk Arts Festival (THRU Aug. 13), woodcarvers, woodturners, wood burners, glass, mosaics, Community Center, Broken Arrow, OK, 918-251-8734

AUG. 12-13: Edmond Quilt Festival, browse more than 100 juried entries, drawings, raffles, quilt supply vendors, Oklahoma Christian University, Edmond, OK, 405-562-3578

AUG. 12-13: Rutledge Flea Market, hillbilly auction, food on site, 46001 State Highway V, Rutledge, MO, 660-216-3223

AUG. 12-14: Platte County Steam Engine Show, hay baling, antique tractors, gasoline engines, rock crushing, wood sawing, corn shelling, steam engines, threshing, Platte County Fairgrounds, Tracy, MO, 816-718-5313,

AUG. 13-14: Jour de Fete, more than 200 arts and crafts booths, hands-on exhibits, historic downtown, St. Genevieve, MO, 573-883-7097

AUG. 13-14: Lucky $7 Days, $7 off one item over $25 per person, Enchanted Frog Antiques, Lathrop, MO, 816-740-6933

AUG. 13-14: Lambs Farm Summertime Craft Fest, more than 125 craft booths, food trucks, live music, beer and wine garden, Camp Big Timber, Elgin, IL, 630-797-4600

AUG. 13-14: Buchanan’s Flea Market OKC, antiques and collectibles, Oklahoma State Fairgrounds, Oklahoma City, OK,   405-823-0442

AUG. 13: Leavenworth Live, free concert series featuring performance by Brass Rewind, Haymarket Square, Leavenworth, KS,

AUG. 13: The Dog Days of Summer, bring your leashed pup to Shawnee Town for a fun adventure in the historic 1920s downtown, Shawnee Town 1929, Shawnee, KS, 913-248-2360

AUG. 13: Merriam Cruise Night, classic car cruise with live music, Marketplace, Merriam, KS, 913-322-5550

AUG. 14: Antique Machinery Show, threshing, corn shelling, plowing, horse farming, steam engines, blacksmith, arts and crafts, flea market, parade, 72927 610 Ave., 4.5 miles south of Sterling, NE, 420-239-2307,

AUG. 14: Mid-America Markets, antiques, vintage, collectibles, Kansas State Fairgrounds, Hutchinson, KS 620-663-5626,

AUG. 18-21: Cobblestone Festival, parade, classic car show, arts and crafts vendors, historic downtown, Falls City, NE, 402-245-4228

AUG. 18-21: 45th Annual Old Threshers Show, antique tractors, cars, trucks, steam engines, music, flea market, food, Montgomery County Fairgrounds, Montgomery City, MO, 573-684-2645,

AUG. 19-21: Parkville Days, carnival, parade, live music, food vendors, arts & craft, downtown Parkville, MO,

AUG. 20-27: Lamar Free Fair, carnival rides, food vendors, arts and crafts booths, downtown Lamar, MO, 417-850-2033,

AUG. 20: Harvest and History Festival, sample beer from Nebraska breweries, bucket pong tournament, antique tractor display, hot dog feed, live music, Elkhorn Valley Museum, Norfolk, NE, 402-371-3886

AUG. 20: Dane G. Hansen Arts and Crafts Fair, live music, food vendors, Dane G. Hansen Museum, Logan, KS, 785-689-4846

AUG. 20: Antique and Junque Fest, Sunflower Mercantile, Barnes, KS, 85-747-8757,

AUG. 20: Sidewalk Sale, hot summer deals, Elsie Bell’s Antique Mall, Independence, MO, 816-832-8711

AUG. 20: Victorian Cooking Class, learn how to prepare a three-course Victorian meal, includes a tasting, Mathias Ham Historic Site, Dubuque, IA, 563-557-9545

AUG. 20: Bristow Western Heritage Days Festival, vendors, live music, parade, contests, Main Street, Bristow, OK, 918-381-4624

AUG. 20-21: Wichita Flea Market, monthly event, Farha Sports Center – South Wichita YMCA, Wichita, KS,

AUG. 21: Senior Citizens’ Day, 10%-20% off lots of items for shoppers age 60 or better, Enchanted Frog Antiques, Lathrop, MO, 816-740-6933

AUG. 24: Will Rogers Memorial Rodeo Parade, more than 100 parade entries marching down Route 66, North Park, Vinita, OK, 918-256-7133

AUG. 24: Movie Night at the Aztec Shawnee Theater: All Quiet on the Western Front (1930), Film starts 7 p.m., doors open 6 p.m., enjoy a night with 1930’s Best Picture Oscar winner All Quiet on the Western Front, the historic Aztec Shawnee Theater, Shawnee, KS, ticket link:

AUG. 25-28: Ponca Tribal Powwow, dancing, food and art and craft vendors, Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma, Ponca City, OK,  580-762-8104

AUG. 26: Garden Quilt Show, displays of garden-themed quilts, Reiman Gardens at Iowa State University, Ames, IA, 515-294-2710

AUG. 26: Downtown walking tour, explore Springfield’s founding, growth and notable history where it took place; tours are less than one mile of walking, History on the Museum Square, Springfield, MO, 417-831-1976

AUG. 26-27: Lucky $7 Days, $7 off one item over $25 per person, Enchanted Frog Antiques, Lathrop, MO, 816-740-6933

AUG. 26-28: Midwest Salute to the Arts, shop local artists and enjoy live music, Moody Park, IL, 618-792-4675

AUG. 26: Downtown walking tour, explore Springfield’s founding, growth and notable history where it took place; tours are less than one mile of walking, History on the Museum Square, Springfield, MO, 417-831-1976

AUG. 27: Handmade Market, shop handmade, unique gifts from area artisans and crafters, Greenwood Vintage Market, Greenwood, MO, 816-537-7172

AUG. 27: Berwyn Route 66 Car Show, car show, parade, raffle, Elvis tribute artists, Novi’s Beef, Berwyn, IL, 708-788-8100

AUG. 27: Yoder Heritage Day, tractor pulls, horse-drawn events, parade, quilt auction, buggy races, food and live entertainment, pancake feed, fireworks, Main Street, Yoder, KS, 620-728-1223

AUG. 27: Handmade Market, shop handmade, unique gifts from area artisans and crafters, Greenwood Vintage Market, Greenwood, MO, 816-537-7172

AUG. 27: 1922 Stutz Fire Engine 100th Birthday Celebration, fire truck show, see the antique Stutz fire engine, Fire House Museum, Seneca, KS, 785-224-1108

AUG. 30: Little Balkans Days Festival, arts, crafts, food, wine tasting, historical re-enactments at local museums, fried chicken dinner, quilt show, beer garden, Lincoln Park, Pittsburg, KS, 626-231-7561

AUG. 31: Jammin’ on the Green: AnnaLee and the Lucky So & Sos, groove to the sound of this Kansas City-based swing band, Shawnee Town 1929, Shawnee, KS, 913-248-2360


SEPT. 1-3: 103rd Flea Market, daylight until last one leaves, downtown White Cloud, KS, 785-850-8690

SEPT. 1-4: Antiques and Collectibles Flea Market, now in its 40th year, 450 dealers, North K-7 Highway and 240th Road, Sparks, KS,

SEPT. 2-5: Labor Day Mega Weekend Sale, save 10%-50%, Paramount Antique Malls, Augusta and Wichita, KS,

SEPT. 2-3: St. Louis Gateway Club Postcard Show, now in its 45th year, American Legion Hall, Collinsville, IL, 618-531-4189

SEPT. 3-4: St. Louis Antique Festival, more than 80 booths, Belle-Clair Fairgrounds, Belleville, IL, 608-346-3797

SEPT. 9-11: Fall Craft Fair, handmade gifts from local vendors, The Shepherd of the Hills, Branson, MO, 417-334-4191

SEPT. 10-11: Antique Engine and Collectors Show, steam and gas engines, cars and trucks, antique tractors, tractor pulls, country music, antique/craft/flea market dealers, Fairgrounds, Clay Center, NE, 402-276-2487,

SEPT 10: 2nd Annual Raytown Festival of the Trails, commemorating three pioneer trails, historical re-enactments, children’s activities, food trucks, huge craft fair, Rice-Tremonti Home, Raytown, MO, 816-510-8179

SEPT. 10: Leavenworth Live, free concert series featuring performance by Southern Reign, Haymarket Square, Leavenworth, KS,

SEPT. 10: Great American Market, antiques, collectibles, crafts, downtown Emporia, KS, 620-340-6430,

SEPT. 10: Summit Country Antique Show, authentic American antiques, primitive smalls, and handmades, Greenwood Vintage Market, Greenwood, MO, 816-872-7999

SEPT. 15-17: Treasure Hunt Across Kansas, antiques, garage sales, from St. Francis to Elwood, KS,

SEPT. 17: Leavenworth Live, free concert series featuring performance by Killer Queen with Freda Mercury, Haymarket Square, Leavenworth, KS, 913-682-3924,

SEPT. 17: Hillsboro Arts and Crafts Fair, exhibitors from across the nation, Hillsboro Arts and Crafts Association, Hillsboro, KS, 620-947-3506,

SEPT. 23-25: Liberty Fall Fest, carnival, parade, live music, farmer’s market, crafters, food vendors, Liberty Area Chamber of Commerce, Liberty, MO,

SEPT. 23-25: Nebraska’s Junk Jaunt, vintage, collectibles, antiques, 33 town maps and 500 vendors listed, 1523 M St., Ste. 104, Ord, NE, 308-346-5151,

SEPT. 30-OCT. 2: Pioneer Harvest Fiesta, steam, gas and tractor show; flea market; quilt show, Bourbon County Fairgrounds, Fort Scott, KS, 620-224-7761,

SEPT. 30-OCT. 2: What Cheer Flea Market, early bird shopping on the evening of Sept. 29, fairgrounds, What Cheer, IA, 319-404-4066,