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Featured Event
Oct. 14 & 15 = Knox County Scenic Drive, a celebration of Rural Heritage. Join us for the annual celebration here in Knox County, Illinois. The Knox County Scenic Drive is a self-guided car tour, allowing you to navigate your way through the small towns of Knox County, displaying the best they have to offer. You will encounter old traditions, crafts and skills at each of the stops along the way.  Each stop emphasizes a unique aspect of the rural heritage, but they are all bonded together by a fun, friendly atmosphere with plenty to see and do for the entire family. For more information visit www.knoxcountyscenicdrive.com



Featured Shop
Visit Southern Memories and Cottage Rose Tea Room. They are located on Old Highway 34 in Patterson, Missouri. Hours are for the shop: Wed.-Sat. 10am to 5pm and for the Tea Room: Wed.-Sat. 11am to 3pm. T Visitors may find anything from rustic farmhouse to vintage styled home decor; with antique furniture, southern relics, and specialty clothing & jewelry items.  For more information call 573-856-4131 or visit www.SouthernMemories.com
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The Antique & Collectible News

     For more than 20 years The Antique & Collectible News newspaper has been the regional resource for tourism.

     Whether you are interested in antique or specialty shops, day trips to historic towns or visiting an entertaining event, the newspaper has it all.

     The A&C News' historic towns and shopping guide is organized by regions. Each section includes a map of the area to help you plan your trip.

     The Fairs, Festivals and Shows section includes all the information you need to plan your fun and adventure including a comprehensive Calendar of Events page. Each event listing online also includes Google maps with driving directions.

     Choose your shopping or event destination and then visit www.ExploreTheMidwest.com to complete your plans. This site includes detailed shop and event information as well as Google driving directions.

Click here to plan a trip in Missouri. Click here to plan a trip in Illinois.

Shopping and Historic Towns

Are you planning a trip?

     Every month we bring you two fantastic resources. With a copy of the Antique & Collectible News, which is organized by regions, and travel info from this web site,  we take the work out of planning your fun and adventure.

     Whether you are planning a shopping expedition or a trip to an historic town, the Antique & Collectible News has the information you need.

     The town pages and shop pages online have Google maps. You can print out driving directions to simplify your trip.

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Click here to visit the Calendar of Events.

Fairs, Festivals and Shows

Are you looking for fun and adventure?

     To enjoy community events, fairs, festivals and shows be sure to keep a copy of the newspaper handy with its extensive calendar of events.  The Fairs, Festivals and Shows section brings you fun and adventure every weekend of the month.

     With a copy of the monthly Antique & Collectible News, which is organized by regions, and travel info from this web site,  we take the work out of planning your fun and adventure.

     Each fair, show or festival listing online has Google maps and event information.

     Click below to visit the Calendar of Events page.

Calendar of Events







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     The Antique & Collectible News is available for free at tourism sites, restaurants, grocery stores and all the shops listed on www.ExploreTheMidwest.com

     A subscription to the newspaper is available for $12 a year. Click on the mailbox above to request a subscription form or to request more information.

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Your Midwest resource for Fun and Adventure with antique, specialty and boutique shops, day trips to historic towns and entertaining events.
The historic towns and shopping guide is organized for ease of use. The comprehensive Calendar of Events page has detailed event listings.
All pages include Google maps with driving directions. History comes alive in the Midwest.

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