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SHOW CALENDARs by STATES

~ Missouri MAY Shows ~

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Bluegrass and BBQ Festival (THRU May 30), featuring live bluegrass music and special BBQ creations served only during the festival, Silver Dollar City, Branson, 1-800-831-4386

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

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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, 816-405-7704

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

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

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

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Rutledge Flea Market (THRU May 14), hillbilly auction, food on site, 46001 State Highway V, Rutledge, 660-216-3223

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Old Ozarks Settlers Days (THRU May 15), a celebration of pioneer history and heritage, Shepherd of the Hills, Branson,  417-334-4191

Pioneer Days (THRU May 15), two-man saw demonstration, tomahawk throwing, butter churning, candle making, marbling paper, writing with a quill and using wax seal, historical re-enactments and demonstrations, Sassafras Creek Originals, Ste. Genevieve,  575-513-2491

First Annual Military History Encampment (THRU May 15), re-enactors doing weapons demonstrations, presentations by military historians, Museum of Missouri Military History, Jefferson City, 573-638-9603

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

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For the People Pow Wow (THRU May 29), intertribal dancing, vendors with Native American products, Jaycees Fairgrounds,  Jefferson City, 573-814-9135

~ Iowa MAY Shows ~

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Pella Tulip Time (THRU May 7), shows, tours, wooden shoe dancing, exhibits, tulips all around town, downtown Pella,  641-628-4311

 

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Flea Market (THRU May 8), now in its 46th year, Fairgrounds, What Cheer, 319-404-4066, www.whatcheerfleamarket.com

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Beaux Arts 2022 Spring Art Fair (THRU May 8), works from professional artists on display and for sale, live music, Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, Davenport, 309-496-9138

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

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

 

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

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Orange City Tulip Festival (THRU May 21), a celebration of Dutch heritage for more than 80 years, Chamber of Commerce, Orange City, 712-707-4510

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

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

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Greater Iowa Swap Meet and Flea Market (THRU May 28), browse the deals both outside and indoors, Midwest Old Threshers, Mount Pleasant, 319-385-8937

John Wayne Birthday Celebration (THRU May 28), horse parade, movies, music, benefit dinner and auction, John Wayne Birthplace, Winterset, 515-462-1044

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Bentonsport Flea Market and Craft Show (THRU May 29), crafts, antiques, music, covered wagon rides, wine tasting, food, Historic District, Bentonsport, 319-293-3589

 

~ Nebraska MAY Shows ~

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

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Renaissance Festival of Nebraska (THRU May 15), live outdoor stage performances, unique artesan tents, costumed characters, The Bellevue Berry Farm, Papillion, info@renfestnebraska.com

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Because of You: Fifties Gold (THRU May 14), 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, 402-825-3331

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

~ Illinois MAY Shows ~

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Maxwell Street Market (Sundays THRU Dec. 18), handmade crafts, resale housewares, clothing, live music, market entrances at Desplaines and Harrison streets, Desplaines and Taylor streets, and Jefferson and Polk streets, Chicago, 312-745-4676

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Mother Road Rendezvous (THRU May 7), 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, 618-215-8888

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Litchfield Pickers Market (every second Sunday of the month THRU Oct. 9), vintage items, antiques, collectibles, upcycled items, refurbished items, downtown Litchfield, 217-324-8147

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Market Days Flea Market and Vendor Fair (every second Sunday of the month THRU Sept. 10), antiques, collectibles, handmade items, flea market finds, baked goods, City Park, Mount Vernon, 618-242-3151

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Ladies Day Out Expo V (THRU May 22), crafters and vendors, handmade items, free. Expo swag bag, Odeum Expo Center, Villa Park, www.ladiesdayoutexpo.com

Skokie Festival of Cultures (THRU May 22), ethnic folk music and dance, arts and crafts, games, food, merchandise bazaar, mini train ride, flag display, Oakton Park, 847-674-1500

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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, 847-895-3600

~ Kansas MAY Shows ~

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

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

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

Midwest Tea Festival (THRU May 8), presentations, workshops, exhibitions, OP Convention Center, Overland Park,  www.midwestteafest.com

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

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

Wichita Flea Market (THRU May 15), monthly event, Farha Sports Center at South Wichita YMCA, Wichita,
316-942-5511

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

Antique auction, in-person, absentee, phone, Internet bidding available, Woody Auction, Douglass, www.woodyauction.com

Abilene Antique Fest, shop 100 vendors, downtown Abilene, abileneantiquefest@gmail.com

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

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Memorial Day weekend sale (THRU May 30), save 10%, Paramount East, Paramount West, Paramount Market-place, Wichita and Augusta, www.paramountantiquemall.com

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

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

~ Arkansas MAY Shows ~

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Airing of the Quilts Quilt Show (THRU May 7), regional quilts on display, vendors, silent auction, raffle, tearoom luncheon, Se. Ed Wilkinson Pavilion, Greenwood, 479-883-0254

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Annual marketplace (THRU May 14), antique, junktique, vintage, arts and crafts, Ironhorse Farm, Perryville, www.ironhorsearkansas.com

~ Oklahoma MAY Shows ~

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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, www.vintagemarketdays.com

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Arts for All Festival (THRU May 8), fine art for sale, live music, food trucks, wine garden, Shepler Park, Lawton, 580-248-5384

Germanfest (THRU May 8), dine on authentic German food, live Polka music and dancing, German American Society, Tulsa, 918-744-6997

Oklahoma Steam Threshing and Gas Engine Show (THRU May 8), steam engines, a sawmill, gas engines, blacksmith shop, tractors, food trucks, trading post, Steam Engine Park, Pawnee, 918-762-2108

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

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

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

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

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

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Buchanan’s Flea Market OKC (THRU May 22), one of the oldest antique and collectible markets in the state, Modern Living Building, OKC Fairgrounds, Oklahoma City, 405-823-0442

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, 918-341-0719

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Chuck Wagon Festival (THRU May 29), mouthwatering food from authentic chuck wagon crews, live music, Old West shows, National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, 405-478-2250

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