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MAY 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, 312-745-4676

MAY 1-29: “American Art Deco: Designing for the People, 1918-1939,” an exhibit examining the history of the Art Deco architecture and design movement, Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, KS, 316-268-49

MAY 1: Sparks Antiques and Collectibles Flea Market, 450 antique dealers, North K-7 Highway and 240th Road, Sparks, KS, 402-304-2285

MAY 1: 102nd Flea Market, daylight ‘til last one leaves, 208 Main St., White Cloud, KS, 785-850-8690

MAY 1: Vintage Market Days – “Let’s Eat Cake,” vintage, vintage-inspired, architectural salvage, repurposed finds, home décor, jewelry, clothing, music, food trucks, Creek County Fairgrounds, Kellyville, OK, www.vintagemarketdays.com

MAY 1-8: Junkstock Spring Edition (weekends), more than 180 junk and vintage vendors from all over the country, live music, food trucks, Sycamore Farms, Waterloo, NE, www.junkstock.com

MAY 1: Cruise the ‘Burg, classic car show sponsored by the Lindsborg Lions Club, downtown Lindsborg, KS, 913-837-4179

MAY 1: Mid-America Markets, antiques, vintage, collectibles, Kansas State Fairgrounds, Hutchinson, KS, 620-663-5626,

MAY 4-30: Bluegrass and BBQ Festival, featuring live bluegrass music and special BBQ creations served only during the festival, Silver Dollar City, Branson, MO, 1-800-831-4386

MAY 4: First Wednesday Sale, deals and new inventory throughout the store, Greenwood Vintage Market, Greenwood, MO, 816-537-7172

MAY 5-7: Airing of the Quilts Quilt Show, regional quilts on display, vendors, silent auction, raffle, tearoom luncheon, Se. Ed Wilkinson Pavilion, Greenwood, AR, 479-883-0254

MAY 5-7: Pella Tulip Time, shows, tours, wooden shoe dancing, exhibits, tulips all around town, downtown Pella, IA, 641-628-4311

MAY 6-8: Germanfest, dine on authentic German food, live Polka music and dancing, German American Society, Tulsa, OK, 918-744-6997

MAY 6-8: Oklahoma Steam Threshing and Gas Engine Show, steam engines, a sawmill, gas engines, blacksmith shop, tractors, food trucks, trading post, Steam Engine Park, Pawnee, OK, 918-762-2108

MAY 6-8: Caldwell Chisholm Trail Fest, immerse yourself in Wild West history through Opera House shows, gunfights, saloon poker tourney, live music, downtown Caldwell, KS, 620-845-4117

MAY 6-8: Arts for All Festival, fine art for sale, live music, food trucks, wine garden, Shepler Park, Lawton, OK, 580-248-5384

MAY 6-8: Flea Market, now in its 46th year, Fairgrounds, What Cheer, IA, 319-404-4066, www.whatcheerfleamarket.com

MAY 6-7: Mother Road Rendezvous, traditional pre-1966 hot rod and custom car show, vintage camper corral, nostalgia vendors, drag racing, rockabilly bands, pin-up girl contest, swap meets, World Wide Technology Raceway, Madison, IL, 618-215-8888

MAY 7: NOTO Saturday Market (Saturdays THRU September), vintage market, art displays, art tours, live music, NOTO Arts District, Topeka, KS, 785-408-8996

MAY 7-15: Renaissance Festival of Nebraska, live outdoor stage performances, unique artesan tents, costumed characters, The Bellevue Berry Farm, Papillion, NE, info@renfestnebraska.com

MAY 7-8: Miami County Spring Farm Tours, plenty of furry things to pet and feed, homemade goods, demonstrations about life on the farm, Miami County Administration Building, Paola, KS, 913-294-4045

MAY 7-8: Midwest Tea Festival, presentations, workshops, exhibitions, Convention Center, Overland Park, KS, www.midwestteafest.com

MAY 7-8: Beaux Arts 2022 Spring Art Fair, works from professional artists on display and for sale, live music, Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, Davenport, IA, 309-496-9138

MAY 7: Birds & Bees Festivals, activities, games, nature presentations, garden market and vintage bazaar, Missouri River Bird Observatory, Arrow Rock, MO, 660-837-3608, www.arrowrock.org

MAY 7: Truman Day, celebrate the birthday of Missouri-born President Harry S Truman with live re-enactors representing different periods in Truman’s life, vendors, talent show, baby contest, wagon rides, tethered hot air balloon rides, Harry S Truman Birthplace State Historic Site, Lamar, MO, 417-682-2279

MAY 7: 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

MAY 7: Farmers market, (Saturdays THRU Oct. 1), fresh produce and handmade crafts, Mother’s Day event with kids crafts, Second Street and 58th Highway, Pleasant Hill, MO, 816-405-7704

MAY 7: Heart of Spring Craft, Vintage and Junk Show, more than 75 vendors, McClain County Expo, Purcell, OK, 405-618-2001

MAY 7: Heritage Tea, learn about the history of the tea party, complete with tea samples, historic snacks, Felix Valle House State Historic Site, Ste. Genevieve, MO, 573-883-7102

MAY 7: Prague Kolache Festival, polka music, dancing, food, Czech costumes, parade, carnival, pony rides, 1100 block of Main Street, Prague, OK, 405-567-4866

MAY 7: Manly Market, 75 vendors selling homemade items and crafts, Manly Aquatic Center, Manly, IA, 641-430-6144

MAY 7: Garnett Square Fair, arts and crafts, retail, food court, quilt show, Courthouse Square, Garnett, KS, www.garnettbpw.com

MAY 8-OCT. 9: Litchfield Pickers Market (every second Sunday of the month), vintage items, antiques, collectibles, upcycled items, refurbished items, downtown Litchfield, IL, 217-324-8147

MAY 8: Mother’s Day celebration, free admission, discover live butterflies from around the world, explore the tropical Hughes Conservatory, Reiman Gardens, Ames, IA, 515-294-2710

MAY 13-14: Yellow Brick Road Car Show, classic car show welcoming hot-rodders from across the nation, free BBQ meal, product and food vendors, live entertainment, Billy’s Blue Duck BBQ, Liberal, KS, 620-629-7505

MAY 13-14: Annual marketplace, antique, junktique, vintage, arts and crafts, Ironhorse Farm, Perryville, AR, www.ironhorsearkansas.com

MAY 13-14: Rutledge Flea Market, hillbilly auction, food on site, 46001 State Highway V, Rutledge, MO, 660-216-3223

MAY 13-14: Because of You: Fifties Gold, award-winning concert artist Jeff Harnar sings from the songbooks of Tony Bennett, Johnny Mathis, Nat “King” Cole, Doris Day, and Johnny Ray, Brownville Concert Hall, Brownville, NE, 402-825-3331

MAY 13: Fort Towson/Doaksville Cemetery Walking Tour, re-enactors bring the names on the headstones to life, Fort Towson Historic Site, Fort Towson, OK, 580-873-2634

MAY 14-SEPT. 10: Market Days Flea Market and Vendor Fair, antiques, collectibles, handmade items, flea market finds, baked goods, City Park, Mount Vernon, IL, 618-242-3151

MAY 14-15: Pioneer Days, two-man saw demonstration, tomahawk throwing, butter churning, candle making, writing with a quill and using wax seal, historical re-enactments and demonstrations, Sassafras Creek Originals, Ste. Genevieve, MO, 575-513-2491

MAY 14-15: Old Ozarks Settlers Days, a celebration of pioneer history and heritage, Shepherd of the Hills, Branson, MO, 417-334-4191

MAY 14-15: First Annual Military History Encampment, re-enactors doing weapons demonstrations, presentations by military historians, Museum of Missouri Military History, Jefferson City, MO, 573-638-9603

MAY 14-15: Wichita Flea Market, monthly event, Farha Sports Center at South Wichita YMCA, Wichita, KS, 316-942-5511

MAY 14: Leavenworth City Market at Haymarket (second Saturday of the month THRU Oct. 8), historic downtown Leavenworth, KS, 913-682-3924, www.leavenworthmainstreet.com

MAY 14: Abilene Antique Fest, shop 100 vendors, downtown Abilene, KS, abileneantiquefest@gmail.com

MAY 14: Second Saturdays Outdoor Vendors Market, local crafters and vendors, food truck, other fabulous finds, The Market at MacVicar, Topeka, KS, 785-409-4277

MAY 14: Payne County Flea Market, handcrafted trinkets, fresh produce, handmade soaps, variety of craft items, Payne County Expo Center, Stillwater, OK, 918-800-1064

MAY 14: Stilwell Strawberry Festival, one of the state’s most beloved traditions in the “Strawberry Capital of the World,” downtown Stilwell, OK, 918-797-5097

MAY 14: Antique auction, in-person, absentee, phone, Internet bidding available, Woody Auction, Douglass, KS, 316-747-2694, www.woodyauction.com

MAY 14: Spring Outdoor Vintage Market, vintage goods, junk, antiques, Paramount East Antique Mall, Augusta, KS, 316-775-3999, www.paramountantiquemall.com

MAY 15: Valley Junction Arts Festival, fine arts and crafts, juried contests, live entertainment, artist demonstrations, food vendors, Historic Valley Junction Foundation, West Des Moines, IA, 515-222-3642

MAY 18-21: Orange City Tulip Festival, a celebration of Dutch heritage for more than 80 years, Chamber of Commerce, Orange City, IA, 712-707-4510

MAY 21-22: Skokie Festival of Cultures, ethnic folk music and dance, arts and crafts, games, food, merchandise bazaar, mini train ride, flag display, Oakton Park, IL, 847-674-1500

MAY 21-22: Ladies Day Out Expo V, crafters and vendors, handmade items, free. Expo swag bag, Odeum Expo Center, Villa Park, IL, www.ladiesdayoutexpo.com

MAY 21-22: Buchanan’s Flea Market OKC , one of the oldest antique and collectible markets in the state, Modern Living Building, OKC Fairgrounds, Oklahoma City, OK, 405-823-0442

MAY 21: Rock ‘N’ Roll Heaven, a tribute show to the biggest musical stars of the 1950s and ‘60s, Ohnward Fine Arts Center, Maquoketa, IA, 563-652-9815

MAY 21: Family Day at the Birthplace Ranch, get a glimpse of what life was like in the 19th century through live demonstrations, games, crafts, and a hayride, Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch, Oologah, OK, 918-341-0719

MAY 21: Spring on the Farm, sheep shearing, woodstove cooking, rag doll making, toy making, historic crafts, Watkins Mill State Park, Lawson, MO, 816-580-3387

MAY 21: Spring Outdoor Vintage Market, vintage goods, junk, antiques, Paramount Antique Mall, Wichita, KS, 316-722-0500, www.paramountantiquemall.com

MAY 26: Beatles Vs. Stones: A Musical Showdown, the two greatest rock bands of all time face off, Bridge View Center, Ottumwa, IA, 641-684-7000

MAY 27-30: Memorial Day weekend sale, save 10 percent, Paramount East, Paramount West, Paramount Marketplace, Wichita and Augusta, KS, www.paramountantiquemall.com

MAY 27-28: Greater Iowa Swap Meet and Flea Market, browse the deals both outside and indoors, Midwest Old Threshers, Mount Pleasant, IA, 319-385-8937

MAY 27-28: John Wayne Birthday Celebration, horse parade, movies, music, benefit dinner and auction, John Wayne Birthplace, Winterset, IA, 515-462-1044

MAY 28-30: Spring flea market and arts & crafts show (THRU May 30), more than 260 dealers, Main Street and depot, Brownville, NE, 402-825-6001

MAY 28-29: Prairie Arts Festival Fine Art and Fine Craft Exhibition and Sale (THRU May 29), painters, sculptors, photographers, jewelers, potters, live entertainment, food truck court, Atcher Municipal Center, Schaumburg, IL, 847-895-3600

MAY 28-29: Bentonsport Flea Market and Craft Show, crafts, antiques, music, covered wagon rides, wine tasting, food, Historic District, Bentonsport, IA, 319-293-3589

MAY 28-29: For the People Pow Wow, intertribal dancing, vendors with Native American products, Jaycees Fairgrounds, Jefferson City, MO, 573-814-9135

MAY 28-29: Chuck Wagon Festival, mouthwatering food from authentic chuck wagon crews, live music, Old West shows, National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, OK, 405-478-2250

MAY 28: Peony Festival, see peonies in bloom all around town, parade, chalk art contest, Chamber of Commerce, Stockton, KS, 785-415-2081

MAY 28: Spring Outdoor Vintage Market, vintage goods, junk, antiques, Paramount Marketplace, Wichita, KS, 316-260-6316, www.paramountantiquemall.com

MAY 28: Bethany 66 Festival, classic car show, arts and crafts booths, food trucks, NW 39th Expressway and College Avenue, Bethany, OK, 405-312-0155


JUNE 3-5: Sunfest, live music, arts and crafts, storytellers, classic car show, food vendors, Sooner Park, Bartlesville, OK, 918-435-9023

JUNE 3-5: El Reno Small Town Weekend, burnout on Route 66, citywide cruise, open car show, festival food, live entertainment, Adams Park, EL Reno, OK, 405-262-0239

JUNE 3-4: Old Time Music Ozark Heritage Festival, bluegrass and country music, artisans selling crafts, historical demonstrations, Civic Center, West Plains, MO, 417-293-2325

JUNE 3-4: Fort Scott Good ‘Ol Days and Outdoor Expo, chicken dinner, parade, tractor display, street dance, cornhole tournament, baby contest, kids fun area, petting zoo, zip lines, downtown Fort Scott, KS, 620-215-3631, www.fortscottgoodoldays.com

JUNE 3-5: 18th Annual Springfield, IL Antiques Show & Sale, expert chipped and damaged crystal repair on site, Illinois State Fairgrounds, Orr Building, (use gate #11 and 9), www.angevinepromotions.com

JUNE 4: Prairie Barn Market, outdoor vintage and handmade market with more than 40 vendors, Prairie Museum of Art and History, Colby, KS, 785-460-4590

JUNE 4: June Jaunt, car show and cruise night, Jack Kilby Square, Great Bend, KS, 620-786-4228

JUNE 4: Vaile Mansion Strawberry Festival, music, antiques, crafts, food, ice cream, beverages, 1500 N. Liberty St., Liberty, MO, 816-325-7430

JUNE 4: Moore’s Old Town Days, classic car show, arts and crafts, live music, BBQ cookoff, 100 block of South Broadway Street, Moore, OK, 405-735-8995

JUNE 4: Nescatunga Arts and Crafts Festival and Inaugural Sugar Show, regional works of art and handmade crafts for sale, baked goods from all over, historic downtown square, Alva, OK, 580-327-1647

JUNE 4: Dewey Antique Show, books, quilts, glass, furniture, pottery, jewelry, western artifacts, more than 100 booths, Washington County Fair Building, Dewey, OK, 918-440-5200

JUNE 4: Clay County Bicentennial Celebration, family fun and games, time capsule unveiling, Main Street on the Square, Liberty, MO, 816-781-3575

JUNE 5: Mid-America Markets, antiques, vintage, collectibles, Kansas State Fairgrounds, Hutchinson, KS, 620-663-5626, www.midamericafleamarkets.com

JUNE 5: Classic Car Day, vintage cars and motorcycles, music, activities, Kinney Pioneer Museum, Mason City, IA, 641-423-1258

JUNE 9-12: Chicago Blues Festival, performances by top-tier blues musicians both old and new, Millennium Park, Chicago, IL, 312-744-3370

JUNE 9-12: Glenn Miller Festival, performances by the Glenn Miller Orchestra, swing dance competition, free concert, pancake breakfast, Glenn Miller Birthplace Museum, Clarinda, IA, 712-542-2461

JUNE 9-11: 57th Annual Bushwhacker Days, live entertainment, parade, craft booths, quilt show, historic re-enactments, historic Nevada/VC Square, Nevada, MO, 417-667-5300, www.nevada-mo.com

JUNE 10-11: Antiques Show & Sale, expert chipped and damaged crystal repair on site, Shawnee Mission South High School, Overland Park, KS, www.angevinepromotions.com

JUNE 10-11: Russellville Festival and Engine Show, tractor show, car show, BBQ contest, food and craft vendors, live music, City Park on Hatler Street, Russellville, MO, 573-645-0357

JUNE 11: Odessa Wine Walk, music, shopping, photo booth, downtown Odessa, MO, 816-255-4318, tickets at eventbrite.com

JUNE 11: Old Summit Country Antique Show, authentic American antiques, primitives, folk art, Greenwood Vintage Market, Greenwood, MO, 816-872-7999, hectordog1@gmail.com

JUNE 11: Knots, Loops and Other Twisted Crafts, take-and-make crafts, textile-themed scavenger hunts, Nelson Pioneer Farm and Museum, Oskaloosa, IA, 641-672-2989

JUNE 11: Citywide Garage Sale, make other people’s “trash” your treasure, Creston, IA, 641-782-7021, chamber@crestoniowachamber.com

JUNE 11: Midsummers Festival, an event celebrating Swedish culture, downtown Lindsborg, 785-227-8687

JUNE 11: French Heritage Festival, bird walk, French carols and benediction, music, dancing, storytelling, skill demonstrations, architectural tours, food and beer/wine, Main Street, Ste. Genevieve, MO, 1-800-373-7007

JUNE 11: Swingin’ Under the Stars with the Missouri Big Band, listen to all of your big band favorites outside on a summer evening, Crites Memorial Park, Festus, MO, 636-937-4694

JUNE 11: Hot air balloon festival, tethered rides, food trucks, balloon glow, Cartwright Business and Technology Park, Ashland, MO, 573-449-1693

JUNE 11: Fort Market, arts and crafts vendors, live music, Fort Robinson State Park, Crawford, NE, 308-665-2900

JUNE 12: Cruising Through History, classic car cruise, Memories are Forever Museum, Sumner, sponsored by the Bremer County Historical Society, Waverly, IA, 319-352-1862

JUNE 15-18: Vinita Route 66 Festival, carnival, block party, live music, car show, car cruise, food trucks, downtown Vinita, OK, 918-323-1918

JUNE 17-18: Swing into Summer Festival, car show and cruise night, fun run, live entertainment, Chamber of Commerce, Stockton, KS, 785-425-8430

JUNE 18: Wurst Festival, sample small batch sausages from wurst makers around the state, locally brewed beer, live music, running of the dachshunds derby, Amana Colonies, IA, 319-622-7624

JUNE 18: Falls City Hot Air Balloon Festival, hot air balloons on display, a balloon glow, food trucks, live music, Brenner Field, Falls City, NE, 402-245-4228

JUNE 18: Native Indian Taco and Arts & Crafts Sale, browse Native American arts and crafts, fill up with tasty Indian tacos and Pow Wow Burgers, Church of the Open Arms UCC, Oklahoma City, OK, 405-923-1254

JUNE 23-25: Quilt, Craft and Sewing Festival, workshops, art and craft supplies for your next sewing or quilting project, Oklahoma City Fairgrounds, Oklahoma City, OK, 801-463-1200

JUNE 24-26: Tonkawa Tribe Powwow, traditional Native American dancing, contests, crafts, artwork, food, horseshoe tournament, disc golf tournament, fireworks, Fort Oakland, Tonkawa, OK, 580-628-2561

JUNE 24-25: Des Moines Arts Festival, hosting 180 of the nation’s top artists, Western Gateway Park, Des Moines, IA, www.desmoinesartsfestival.org

JUNE 24: Classic Cruise-in, classic cars on display, downtown Spirit Lake, IA, 712-336-4978

JUNE 25-26: Buchanan’s Flea Market OKC, one of the oldest antique and collectible markets in the state, Modern Living Building, OKC Fairgrounds, Oklahoma City, OK, 405-823-0442

JUNE 25: Car show and block party, classic cars on display, food vendors, live music, Second Street, Pacific, MO, 636-744-4328

JUNE 25: 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

JUNE 26: Annual Midwest Old Iron Tractor Ride, tractor ride, lunch served, City Park, Manning, IA, 712-653-3029