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Aug. 23, 24 & 25= Kirchenfest FLEA MARKET in Highland, Il. The Flea Market Pre-Sale is held Friday Evening from 6-9 p.m. Admission to the Pre-Sale is $5, Saturday Free, Sunday $3 a bag. Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. | Sunday, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Flea Market. MEGA Flea Market is held in the St. Paul Catholic Church parish gymnasium and surrounding area located at 1412 9th Street, Highland Illinois. For more information please visit www.kirchenfest.com. Fancy yourself a bargain hunter? Well, this is your paradise! You’ll find bargains galore throughout the weekend.

 

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Manhattan Antique Marketplace
. Over 40,000 square feet of space modeled after New York City!  Manhattan Antique Marketplace, also known as MAM (pronounced like ma’am), will be a one-stop shopping destination experience for all ages. Comprised of an antique mall, special events space, artist workshop, café, and microbrewery, MAM is more than just a mall…it’s a city!   Located at 10431 St. Charles Rock Rd., St.Ann, MO 63074 www.facebook.com/mamstl
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August Please verify date and time before traveling to any events.

Aug. 23 = Fourth Friday Art Walk. Hours: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Located in Historic Downtown Ste. Genevieve, Missouri. On the fourth Friday of the month, participating shops and galleries extend their hours into the evening and provide a festive atmosphere for a stroll through downtown to view the artwork and creativity on display in local galleries, shops and restaurants.  Each month features a different theme. This event is sponsored by Gallery Association of Sainte Genevieve. For more information visit www.visitstegen.com or call 800-373-7007.

Aug. 23, 24 & 25= Kirchenfest FLEA MARKET in Highland, Il. The Flea Market Pre-Sale is held Friday Evening from 6-9 p.m. Admission to the Pre-Sale is $5, Saturday Free, Sunday $3 a bag. Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. | Sunday, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Flea Market. MEGA Flea Market is held in the St. Paul Catholic Church parish gymnasium and surrounding area located at 1412 9th Street, Highland Illinois. For more information please visit www.kirchenfest.com. Fancy yourself a bargain hunter? Well, this is your paradise! You’ll find bargains galore throughout the weekend.

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Aug. 31 & Sept. 1 = Waterloo Illinois HS Band Parents' Flea Market will be Saturday from 8am to 3pm and Sunday from 9am to 2pm (Labor Day Weekend) at the Monroe County Fairgrounds - 4177 State Rte 156, Waterloo Illinois.  Email leofulton@ymail.com  or call/text 618-444-7630 for more info or to get a vendor application

Aug. 30 & Aug. 31 = 44th Annual St. Louis Gateway Postcard Show. 25+ dealers. Free Parking. Free Appraisals. Drawings for $10 shopping vouchers. Food available on site. Located at the VFW Hall, 1234 Vandalia Street (Hwy. 159) in Collinsville, IL, 15 minutes from the Arch. Easily accessible from Interstates 270, 70, 55 & 64. Hours: Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information call 618-531-4189.We are proud of the reputation that our show has achieved. It is considered one of the top shows in the mid-west and we consistently have a waiting list of dealers wanting to set up. The Gateway show is one of the few that offers free admission plus free parking, free appraisals, and daily attendance prizes. There is also delicious food available on site. There is an excellent mix of friendly dealers to accommodate your desires whether you are a veteran collector, a beginner, or just someone who wants to know about our great post card hobby. With the thousands of post cards that will be available, you are sure to find something to your liking in all price ranges, whether it be a topic, holiday greetings, state view, real photo or foreign card. For the past decade, our show has been under the superb leadership of Tom and Pat Snyder, who with the assistance of several Gateway Club members, have made our shows a huge success. If you have questions or need more information about the show or club, please contact Tom at 618-531-4189 or by e-mail at the.snyders@charter.net.

 

 

September  Please verify date and time before traveling to any events.

Aug. 30 & Aug. 31 = 44th Annual St. Louis Gateway Postcard Show. 25+ dealers. Free Parking. Free Appraisals. Drawings for $10 shopping vouchers. Food available on site. Located at the VFW Hall, 1234 Vandalia Street (Hwy. 159) in Collinsville, IL, 15 minutes from the Arch. Easily accessible from Interstates 270, 70, 55 & 64. Hours: Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information call 618-531-4189.We are proud of the reputation that our show has achieved. It is considered one of the top shows in the mid-west and we consistently have a waiting list of dealers wanting to set up. The Gateway show is one of the few that offers free admission plus free parking, free appraisals, and daily attendance prizes. There is also delicious food available on site. There is an excellent mix of friendly dealers to accommodate your desires whether you are a veteran collector, a beginner, or just someone who wants to know about our great post card hobby. With the thousands of post cards that will be available, you are sure to find something to your liking in all price ranges, whether it be a topic, holiday greetings, state view, real photo or foreign card. For the past decade, our show has been under the superb leadership of Tom and Pat Snyder, who with the assistance of several Gateway Club members, have made our shows a huge success. If you have questions or need more information about the show or club, please contact Tom at 618-531-4189 or by e-mail at the.snyders@charter.net.

Aug. 31 & Sept. 1 = Waterloo Illinois HS Band Parents' Flea Market will be Saturday from 8am to 3pm and Sunday from 9am to 2pm (Labor Day Weekend) at the Monroe County Fairgrounds - 4177 State Rte 156, Waterloo Illinois.  Email leofulton@ymail.com  or call/text 618-444-7630 for more info or to get a vendor application

Aug. 31 & Sept. 1 = St. Louis Antique Festival 51st show. Located at Belle Clair Fairgrounds, Rt. 13 (just off Rt. 159 & 13), Belleville, IL. (200 South Belt East , Belleville, IL 62220). Saturday hours 10-5, Sunday hours 10-4. Contact person - Dorrie Mawhinney , Show promoter 608-346-3797 or hippiwigal@yahoo.com.

Aug. 31, Sept. 1 & 2 = Labor Day Sale at three antique malls. Hours: 10-6 Malls include St. Mary Antique Mall, 777 Seventh Street, St. Mary, Mo. (573-543-2800), St. Clair Antique Mall, 315 Salem Place, Fairview Heights, IL. (618-628-1650) and South County, 13208 Tesson Ferry Road, St. Louis, MO 63128 (314-842-5566). For more information visit www.missouriantiquemalls.com

Sept. 2 = Fort D Living History Demonstrations Fall Muster. Hours: 9am to 3pm. Location: Fort D Historic Site located at 920 Fort Street (Off of Sprigg Street and 4 blocks south of MO Route 74). Cost: Admission is free. Contact: Contact the Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitors Bureau at 335-1631 or 800-777-0068. Labor Day is typically a day of rest, but the soldiers and civilians at Fort D will be busy preparing for fall. Join local reenactors as they demonstrate rifle and cannon fire.

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Sept. 6, 7 & 8 = Secondhand Chic Marketplace in St. Charles, MO. We're only open on the first full weekend of every month ~ come early for the best selection!  (Friday & Saturday 10-5; Sunday 12-5). We are a unique little shop specializing in vintage, rustic, farmhouse, chippy, shabby, industrial, refurbished furniture and home decor items. Our creative vendors are the best around! They are constantly seeking out unique treasures that are ready to be loved again and shared with you. Then all the goods are staged beautifully so we can offer an exciting new presentation every single month. All this and more at the best prices in town! Located at 910 North Second St, St. Charles MO, 63301. For more information visit www.secondhandchicmarketplace.com

Sept. 7 = Market Days is an indoor / outdoor flea market and vendor fair. Now located at Veteran's Park, 800 S. 27th St., Mount Vernon, Illinois. Market Days occurs on the first Saturday of every month between May and September. At Market Days, a variety of vendors sell diverse items such as antiques, collectibles, handmade items, plants, jewelry, blacksmith, flea market finds, produce, baked goods, kettle corn and much more. Admission is free and kid's activities, such as inflatables are provided. Visit, shop, and enjoy the Market atmosphere at Mt. Vernon's Market Days.

Sept. 7 = Civil War Interpretive Event in Historic District St. Genevieve, Mo. Hours: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Observe Civil War camp life and demonstrations of marching, musket fire, and cannon fire. Learn about Ste. Genevieve citizens who fought in the war, some on each side. At 1:00 gather at the corner of Main and Merchant Streets to observe a re-enactment of the 1861 bank raid by Federal Troops. For more information call 800-373-7007 or visit www.visitstegen.com

Sept. 7 & 8 = Homestead Harvest Days in Highland, Illinois. A celebration of history and recognition of the significance of the farming community to America’s growth. Located at the historic Latzer Homestead, 1464 Old Trenton Rd., Highland, Il 62249. For more information visit www.highlandilhistory.org and print a schedule of events. Hours: Saturday 7:30am to 5:00pm admission $5, Sunday 7:30am to 5:00 pm admission $5. Visit Homestead Harvest Days on Facebook too. Events include craft/flea/vendor market, tractorcade, parade of tractors, silent auction, farm equipment auction, musical entertainment on Saturday and Sunday, and much more. For the children there is a petting zoo, puppet show, corn box, pedal tractor pull, pony rides and barrel rides. Living history camps, food, tours and more. Highland, Illinois is only 35 miles east of St. Louis, Missouri, just off I-70 on IL Rt. 40. https://www.facebook.com/Homestead-Harvest-Days-310502105709041/

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Sept. 13, 14 & 15 = 71st Annual Okawville, Illinois Fair and Wheat Festival in the Community Park. The three day event will start Friday evening with the Miss Okawville Fair Queen Judging and an open air dance in the park with music. Evening arm bands will be used on all three days (hours vary). Single tickets may be purchased and some rides take multiple tickets.. Saturday events include washer tournament, exhibit hall opens, antique tractor pull, rides, outdoor stage entertainment. Sunday events include parade, exhibit hall open and the Okawville High School band concert. For more info www.okawvillewheatfestival.com

Sept. 14 & 15 = Hill’s Fort Rendezvous in Greenville, Illinois. Join us in honoring our past and experiencing life in the early 1800s. Located on the grounds of the American Farm Heritage Museum, Rt. 127 just south of I-70, Greenville, Illinois. For more information visit http://www.americanfarmheritagemuseum.com/events.html or call 618-664-9733.

Sept. 15 = Third Sunday Market in Bloomington, Illinois. Hours are 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Admission $6, 13 and under are free. Food available, no pets. Rain or shine. For more information visit www.thirdsundaymarket.com.  From May to October, thousands of Midwestern collectors clear their calendars to shop the 3rd Sunday Market, an event devoted exclusively to the finest in antiques, collectibles, crafts, and garden. A Bloomington tradition since 1988, the indoor/outdoor sale features more than 450 top dealers, representing 17 states. Whether you’re looking for the finest in antique furniture, americana, folk art, vintage advertising, sport memorabilia, or antique linens & clothing you’re likely to find it here. The Market is located at 2301 Market Street, Bloomington, IL. From Chicago: Take I55 South to Bloomington-Normal, IL; take Exit 160 West on Route 9 for 3/4 mile; turn right into the Interstate Center. Estimated travel time is 1 hour and 45 minutes. From St. Louis: Take I-55 North to Bloomington-Normal, IL; take Exit 160 West on IL Route 9 for 3/4 of a mile; turn right into the Interstate Center. Estimated travel time is two hours and 30 minutes. From Indianapolis: Take I-74 West to Bloomington-Normal, IL and meet I- 55 North; take I-55/74 to Exit 160; go West on IL Route 9 for 3/4 of a mile; turn right into the Interstate Center. Estimated travel time is two hours and 45 minutes. 

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Sept. 21 & 22 = The Belleville Flea Market in Belleville, Illinois is the third full weekend of every month, year round. The Flea Market is Southern Illinois’ Premier Indoor & Outdoor (weather permitting) Market. With over 600 tables and 300-400 vendors, we get a wide range of antiques, collectibles, merchandise to see to the public. Indoor/ Outdoor Year Round. Parking : $3.00 – Handicapped Accessible. Admission : FREE. The flea market is the 3rd full weekend of every month January through December. The flea market is located at Belle Clair Fairgrounds, Rt. 13 (just off Rt. 159 & 13), Belleville, IL. (200 South Belt East , Belleville, IL 62220) . The Belleville Flea Market is open to the public 9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. on Saturday and 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. on Sunday. For more information visit http://bcfairgrounds.net  or call 618-233-0052

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Sept. 25 thru 28 = Plein Air Art Event, Art Show and Sale. Following the European tradition of capturing the atmosphere of the outdoors, contemporary artists are invited to join the realms of the famous regionalist artists of the1930s by painting outdoors in the scenic Sainte Genevieve area. Among the highlights: People’s Choice Voting at Saturday evening awards reception from 6 - 9pm; Sale extends through Sunday at 2pm. LOCATION:  Historic Downtown Ste. Genevieve, Missouri. COST:  $35 for Participating Artists. WEBSITE:  www.artstegen.org. PHONE: 573.576.0023

Sept. 27 = Fourth Friday Art Walk. Hours: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Located in Historic Downtown Ste. Genevieve, Missouri. On the fourth Friday of the month, participating shops and galleries extend their hours into the evening and provide a festive atmosphere for a stroll through downtown to view the artwork and creativity on display in local galleries, shops and restaurants.  Each month features a different theme. This event is sponsored by Gallery Association of Sainte Genevieve. For more information visit www.visitstegen.com or call 800-373-7007.

Sept. 28 = Flea Market. Time: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM. Location: Sunset Hills Community Center, 3915 South Lindbergh Blvd, Sunset Hills, MO 63127. Cost: FREE to attend $25 to display items for sale. The City of Sunset Hills Parks & Recreation Department is calling all thrift shoppers to experience its indoor flea market.  There is no cost to attend, except if you find a treasure you want to buy! If you would like to sell items, you can rent a space to sell.  The space includes two (2) eight foot (8ft) tables to display your items.  Sellers can start setting items up after 6:00pm the evening before the event. For more information contact 314-842-7265.

Sept. 28 & 29 = Fall Festival of the Arts & Crafts in Historic Washington, Mo. www.downtownwashmo.org. Downtown Washington, Inc. welcomes artisans from all over! Each will be showing their finest wares in historic downtown Washington. As guests you will be able to purchase unique fine arts and crafts along Main and Elm Streets. Live music and a full food court all weekend! FREE! Location: 317 W. Main St. Washington, MO 63090. For more information 636-239-1743 Free Admission

Sept. 28 = Bollinger Mill Fall Festival, located at the Bollinger Mill State Historic Site, 113 Bollinger Mill Rd, Burfordville, MO 63739. Hours: 10 am to 4pm. Cost: Free. Contact: 573-243-4591. The historic site cordially invites you to attend the first annual Fall Festival, during which Missouri State Parks will sponsor special activities. All four floors of the mill will be open for free, self-guided tours. There will be a free scarecrow building program at 10 a.m. in the day-use area. Straw and twine will be provided. Bring old clothing, such as overalls and shirts, for your scarecrow. Pre-registration is required for this activity. Members of the Egypt Mills Antique Tractor Club will have their machines on display in the day-use area. The Whitewater Bluegrass Band will perform a free concert in the day-use area at 2 p.m. Please bring a lawn chair for seating. The Whitewater Bluegrass Band has members from the Cape Girardeau and Sikeston areas. The band plays traditional bluegrass music and bluegrass gospel music with a little humor included. Members are Rodney Eftink, Shawn Asmus, Dan Reno, Kevin Sigman and George Dickerson. Instruments played include the mandolin, rhythm guitar, bass and banjo. Straight Line Swine BBQ and Nancy’s Fancy Kettle Corn of Cape Girardeau will both be at the site during the festival. They will be selling BBQ, kettle corn, fudge, roasted nuts and beverages. https://mostateparks.com/park/bollinger-mill-state-historic-site

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ANTIQUE & APPRAISAL SCHOOL HAS ONLINE E-COURSE. The Asheford Institute of Antiques, a professional-level distance learning program on antiques, collectibles, and appraising, turned fifty in 2016, marking a milestone in antiques and appraising education, as the longest running Institute of its kind. For more information about the school’s antiques and appraisal program and online e-Course, they can be contacted at: (877) 444-4508 or visit their web site at; www.asheford.com, mention Dept. 275MW86. You can also write to them at; the Asheford Institute of Antiques 981 Harbor Blvd., Suite 3, Dept. 275MW86, Destin, FL 32541-2525

Now Open, The Hill Antique Market, 4923 Daggett Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110. For more information visit www.facebook.com/TheHillAntiqueMarket

Manhattan Antique Marketplace. Over 40,000 square feet of space modeled after New York City!  Manhattan Antique Marketplace, also known as MAM (pronounced like ma’am), will be a one-stop shopping destination experience for all ages. Comprised of an antique mall, special events space, artist workshop, café, and microbrewery, MAM is more than just a mall…it’s a city!   Located at 10431 St. Charles Rock Rd., St.Ann, MO 63074. For more information contact Lindsey RichertT: (314)437-9414 or visit www.facebook.com/mamstl

Shopping in historic Ste. Genevieve, Missouri. Located only an hour’s drive south of St. Louis on I-55, this charming town is perfect for a getaway weekend or a mini-vacation.  A delightful array of shops, art galleries, charming boutiques and a tempting selection of restaurants will keep travelers busy and well-nourished as they explore the town’s National Historic Landmark District www.visitstegen.com

Bittersweet and Barbed Wire Antique & Vintage Mall, the new place to treasure hunt!! We are in Crystal City which is located in Jefferson County Mo. The city lies along the Mississippi River and is about 30 minutes south of St Louis. Just take interstate 55 south to the Herculaneum exit make a left , go about a half of a mile and then make a right onto Highway 61/67 (Truman Blvd. ). Our address is 2292 N Truman Blvd, Crystal City, MO 63019, (in the old Crystal City Cyclery building). Open everyday 10am-5 pm. If you are a dealer and would like to be a vendor, Contact us! For more information call 636-638-2333 or visit us at www.facebook.com/BittersweetandBarbedWire.

Visit Time Machine Antique Mall, 190 Mid Rivers Center, St. Peters, MO 63376, 1/3 mile south of I-70 on Mid Rivers Mall Dr.  We’re on Facebook too! For more information call 636-970-0190. Hours are Mon. thru Sat. 10am-7pm, Sunday 11-6. Visit us at www.timemachineam.com. Our quality dealers offer all kinds of cool antiques, collectibles, re-purposed, and vintage items to the public. We sell on consignment too!

Visit the Historic French Colonial Ste. Genevieve, Missouri. Only an hour from St. Louis, Missouri this historic town has shopping, dining and fun events. Visit www.visitstegen.com Scenic and charming Ste. Genevieve is Missouri's oldest town. Discover rare French Colonial architecture, enjoy the ambience of the downtown shops and tour internationally recognized Historic Homes. Extend your stay to explore the award-winning restaurants, wineries, and microbreweries of the region.

Visit St. Clair Antique Mall in Fairview Heights, IL. Antiques, vintage, collectibles and much more. Open daily 10-6. Located at 315 Salem Place, Fairview Heights, IL. For more information call 618-628-1650. www.missouriantiquemalls.com

Visit the General Grant Antique & Décor Mall. Dealer Space Available. Located at 8400 Watson Rd. (formerly the Farmer’s Market), General Grant Shopping Center, Marlborough(St. Louis), MO 63119. For more information 314-843-3535. www.facebook.com/generalgrantantiquemall

Visit the Chesterfield Antique Mall, 16635 Old Chesterfield Rd., Chesterfield, MO (636-778-0931). Hours: Mon. - Sat. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sun.  11 - 5 p.m. We are proud to present our customers with a large variety of unique, antique, boutique and vintage items. Our store is full of talented vendors displaying their items that they have either found, refurbished, upcycled or just added their own personal touches to. When you visit, you'll find a nice collection of antiques, painted furniture, home decor, jewelry, bath and body items, etc... Our goal is to give our customers the opportunity to find a nice mix of both old and new items and ultimately find their own hidden treasure! www.teekmall.com

Visit The Green Shag Market. Located at 5733 Manchester Rd., St. Louis, MO 63110. For more information call 314-646-8687. Check out the store that was voted Best Vintage Store of 2013 by the Riverfront Times. www.thegreenshagmarket.com

The Antique Barn would like to welcome everyone to their antique mall located at 1108 East Veterans Memorial Parkway in Truesdale. Mo. Exit 193 on Interstate 70 about an hour west of St. Louis. The 12,000 square foot building has plenty of room for expansion, renting space to vendors and taking consignments. Open 7 days a week from 10am to 6pm. For more information call 636-456-0811. Our goal is to make a trip to the Antique Barn an informative and satisfying visit, hopefully while making a purchase as well. Stop by the barn and check out our eclectic collection. If we don’t have it we will try to find it. Happy travels and keep collecting. www.shoptheantiquebarn.com

 

 

October     Please verify date and time before traveling to any events.

Oct. 4, 5 & 6 = Secondhand Chic Marketplace in St. Charles, MO. We're only open on the first full weekend of every month ~ come early for the best selection!  (Friday & Saturday 10-5; Sunday 12-5). We are a unique little shop specializing in vintage, rustic, farmhouse, chippy, shabby, industrial, refurbished furniture and home decor items. Our creative vendors are the best around! They are constantly seeking out unique treasures that are ready to be loved again and shared with you. Then all the goods are staged beautifully so we can offer an exciting new presentation every single month. All this and more at the best prices in town! Located at 910 North Second St, St. Charles MO, 63301. For more information visit www.secondhandchicmarketplace.com

Oct. 5 = Outdoor Market & Sale at St. Charles Antique Mall at 3004 South St. Peters Pkwy Suite U, St. Charles, MO 63303. For more information call 636-939-4178. www.missouriantiquemalls.com

Oct. 5 = Heritage Festival in Mount Vernon, Illinois. Hours: 10am to 4pm. The Jefferson County Historical Village will host its annual Heritage Festival the first weekend of October. Demonstrations and old-time crafters will be on the grounds, as well as costumed docents to provide tours of the Historical Village. Food and drink will also be available for sale. There will be a church service at 10 a.m. Sunday in the Mt. Olive Church. Musical performances are scheduled throughout both days. Located at Jefferson County Historical Village, 1411 North 27th, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864. For more information (618) 246-0033.

Oct. 5 & 6 = Spoon River Valley Scenic Drive in Fulton County, Illinois. The Spoon River Valley Scenic Drive Associates invite you to come to Fulton County, Illinois and enjoy the natural wonders of the Spoon River Valley. The Spoon River, which starts at Medina, has carved a wide scenic valley through Fulton County as it flows from London Mills to the south and east where it joins the Illinois River near the southeastern corner of the county. Fulton County offers unusual beauty of the colors throughout the Spoon River Valley, which inspired founders to hold the first Fall Festival and to organize the Spoon River Valley Scenic Drive. The Scenic Drive’s Fall Festival has been held each year during the first two full weekends of October since 1968. Beautiful scenery may be viewed while visiting Fulton County as well as the surrounding communities during the Annual Fall Festival. The entire Spoon River Valley Scenic Drive covers 140 driven miles. We welcome all to see the sights, taste the food, see our history, museums, shops, and more on the Drive and throughout the year. Please see the tourist page for general rules for all to be able to enjoy our Fall Festival. Remember this is a farming community and the farmers will possibly be working on their harvest. For maps and more info visit www.spoonriverdirve.org. Have fun and safe travels to all.

Oct. 5 & 6 = 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. Two one-room school houses, four building listed on the National Register of Historic Places, a railroad depot, an 1832 log cabin, museums and century old chapels will be open for visitors to explore. 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. Remember this is a farming community and the farmers will possibly be working on their harvest. For more information visit www.knoxcountyscenicdrive.com or knoxcountyscenicdrive@gmail.com

Oct. 6 = Downtown Tailgate Flea Market in Cape Girardeau, MO. Hours: 8am to 4pm. 150+ vendors assembled in two downtown parking lots (Broadway/Main and Independence/Main) as well as various restaurants, antique stores, art galleries, boutiques, artisans and many other local merchants opening their doors for this Sunday event. This is a unique shopping experience to thousands of visitors from all over the Midwest. An amazing day of treasure hunting with bargains galore, feasting on local food, antiquing and fun with family and friends. Mark your calendars for this fun spring event in historical downtown Cape Girardeau, MO. www.visitcape.com

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Oct. 12 = Fall Festival at American Farm Heritage Museum in Greenville, Illinois. Hours: 10am to 2pm. Tractor Museum and Lil' Red Barn Museum Open! Red Barn will have Ham and beans, corn bread for sale plus the Lil’ Red Barn Big Idea Cookbook. Children may sit on the tractors with accompanying adult. Crafters & Vendors Welcome. Food available! Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the day in the Country. CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES. $6 per child covers ALL these fun-filled events! Costume Contest, Pumpkin Painting, Prizes, Games, Train Rides, Face Painting, Hot Dog, Cookie & Drink And lots more! Call 618-664-0696 for more information! Located 45 miles east of St. Louis on I-70, exit 45, 1395 Museum Ave Greenville, IL 62246  | (618) 664-9733. www.americanfarmheritagemuseum.com

Oct. 12 & 13 = Autumn Days Sale at Warson Woods Antique Gallery, 10091 Manchester Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63122. For more information call 314-909-0123.

Oct. 12 & 13 = 69th South County YMCA Gift & Craft Fair. Hours are Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The YMCA is located at 12736 Southfork Road, St. Louis, MO 63128. Admission and parking are free. More than 150 booths with crafters/vendors from across the Midwest. There will be BBQ and a bake sale. More than 150 booths inside and outside. Quality Hand-made gifts and crafts like crochet, embroidery, candles, woodworking & more! BBQ and bake sale! Strollers welcome. Come see what this year’s crafters have to bring to the table and take part in activities the whole family will enjoy. For more information call 314-849-9622. For vendor and show information visit https://gwrymca.org/events/gift-craft-fair?fbclid=IwAR06_s-LQt8CbOr3b7VSpDvkIYnxXZt3XwSbtI78LXVCPKejK1dzTNZigNM

Oct. 12 & 13 = 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. Two one-room school houses, four building listed on the National Register of Historic Places, a railroad depot, an 1832 log cabin, museums and century old chapels will be open for visitors to explore. 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. Remember this is a farming community and the farmers will possibly be working on their harvest. For more information visit www.knoxcountyscenicdrive.com or knoxcountyscenicdrive@gmail.com

Oct. 12 & 13 = Spoon River Valley Scenic Drive in Fulton County, Illinois. The Spoon River Valley Scenic Drive Associates invite you to come to Fulton County, Illinois and enjoy the natural wonders of the Spoon River Valley. The Spoon River, which starts at Medina, has carved a wide scenic valley through Fulton County as it flows from London Mills to the south and east where it joins the Illinois River near the southeastern corner of the county. Fulton County offers unusual beauty of the colors throughout the Spoon River Valley, which inspired founders to hold the first Fall Festival and to organize the Spoon River Valley Scenic Drive. The Scenic Drive’s Fall Festival has been held each year during the first two full weekends of October since 1968. Beautiful scenery may be viewed while visiting Fulton County as well as the surrounding communities during the Annual Fall Festival. The entire Spoon River Valley Scenic Drive covers 140 driven miles. We welcome all to see the sights, taste the food, see our history, museums, shops, and more on the Drive and throughout the year. Please see the tourist page for general rules for all to be able to enjoy our Fall Festival. Remember this is a farming community and the farmers will possibly be working on their harvest. For maps and more info visit www.spoonriverdirve.org. Have fun and safe travels to all.

Oct. 12 & 13 = 51st Annual Heritage Festival in Arrow Rock, MO. The annual Arrow Rock Heritage Festival is one of Missouri's oldest and most popular heritage festivals featuring traditional and modern artistic handcrafted items, historic re-enactments, living history presenters, musical entertainment and food vendors throughout the village. This event is a joint endeavor of Missouri State Parks, the Friends of Arrow Rock Inc., and the Village of Arrow Rock. There is a $2 entrance fee collected by the village to offset some operational costs. EVENT TIMES: 10 A.M. - 4 P.M. Arrow Rock State Historic Site, 39521 Visitor Center Drive, Arrow Rock, MO | (660) 837-3330. www.mostateparks.com

Oct. 12 = 10th Annual Fall Festival in DeSoto, MO. This annual event features a handmade and homegrown item and craft fair. All events will take place at the Big River Day-Use Area at Shelter #2. Food and concession items will be available for purchase from the Friends of Washington State Park. EVENT TIMES: 10 A.M. - 4 P.M. FEATURED ACTIVITIES: 10: 30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Hay Rides, 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Musical Entertainment - George Portz and Friends. 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. - Guided Petroglyph Site Tour. All events are weather and conditions permitting and subject to change. Located at: Washington State Park, 13041 State Hwy. 104, De Soto, MO | (636) 586-5768. www.mostateparks.com

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Oct. 19 & 20 = The Belleville Flea Market in Belleville, Illinois is the third full weekend of every month, year round. The Flea Market is Southern Illinois’ Premier Indoor & Outdoor (weather permitting) Market. With over 600 tables and 300-400 vendors, we get a wide range of antiques, collectibles, merchandise to see to the public. Indoor/ Outdoor Year Round. Parking : $3.00 – Handicapped Accessible. Admission : FREE. The flea market is the 3rd full weekend of every month January through December. The flea market is located at Belle Clair Fairgrounds, Rt. 13 (just off Rt. 159 & 13), Belleville, IL. (200 South Belt East , Belleville, IL 62220) . The Belleville Flea Market is open to the public 9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. on Saturday and 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. on Sunday. For more information visit http://bcfairgrounds.net  or call 618-233-0052

Oct. 20 = Third Sunday Market in Bloomington, Illinois. Hours are 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Admission $6, 13 and under are free. Food available, no pets. Rain or shine. For more information visit www.thirdsundaymarket.com.  From May to October, thousands of Midwestern collectors clear their calendars to shop the 3rd Sunday Market, an event devoted exclusively to the finest in antiques, collectibles, crafts, and garden. A Bloomington tradition since 1988, the indoor/outdoor sale features more than 450 top dealers, representing 17 states. Whether you’re looking for the finest in antique furniture, americana, folk art, vintage advertising, sport memorabilia, or antique linens & clothing you’re likely to find it here. The Market is located at 2301 Market Street, Bloomington, IL. From Chicago: Take I55 South to Bloomington-Normal, IL; take Exit 160 West on Route 9 for 3/4 mile; turn right into the Interstate Center. Estimated travel time is 1 hour and 45 minutes. From St. Louis: Take I-55 North to Bloomington-Normal, IL; take Exit 160 West on IL Route 9 for 3/4 of a mile; turn right into the Interstate Center. Estimated travel time is two hours and 30 minutes. From Indianapolis: Take I-74 West to Bloomington-Normal, IL and meet I- 55 North; take I-55/74 to Exit 160; go West on IL Route 9 for 3/4 of a mile; turn right into the Interstate Center. Estimated travel time is two hours and 45 minutes. 

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Oct. 25 = Fourth Friday Art Walk. Hours: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Located in Historic Downtown Ste. Genevieve, Missouri. On the fourth Friday of the month, participating shops and galleries extend their hours into the evening and provide a festive atmosphere for a stroll through downtown to view the artwork and creativity on display in local galleries, shops and restaurants.  Each month features a different theme. This event is sponsored by Gallery Association of Sainte Genevieve. For more information visit www.visitstegen.com or call 800-373-7007.

Oct. 26 = Rural Heritage Day in Historic Ste. Genevieve, MO. Hours: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Located at St. Mary’s Road (339 St. Mary’s Road) and Historic Downtown Ste. Genevieve, MO. Rural Heritage Day is a celebration of history, reverie and reminiscence dedicated to the hard working forefathers and foremothers of Ste. Genevieve. Come see how it used to be done – whether it’s farming, cooking, spinning, lace making, leather working, soap making, wood carving, gardening or good old-fashioned games. Watch demonstrations of handicrafts of yesteryear. COST: $3 donation accepted. Stay till the evening and enjoy the “Spirit Reunion” (separate admission fees apply) a local fundraiser that features costumed ‘Spirits’ telling the stories of the early settlers buried there. For more information visit www.visitstegen.com or call 800-373-7007.

Oct. 26 = Déjà vu Spirit Reunion, Hours: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Located at Ste Genevieve Memorial Cemetery, 35 N 5th St, Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670. Would you like to hear the story of a US Senator who has been buried three different times? A Civil War colonel who died at the battle of Shiloh? Meet up with a modern-day spirit of Missouri’s first US Representative? Or “meet” one portraying the well-to-do, or the not so well-to-do, residents of Ste. Genevieve’s history before 1880? Visitors will experience these stories and more as the Foundation for Restoration of Ste. Genevieve hosts its annual “Déjà vu Spirit Reunion” in historic Memorial Cemetery. The cemetery, established in 1787, includes the tombs and grave markers of the area’s earliest French pioneers, other European emigrants, African American slaves and freemen, Native Americans and a mass grave for victims of a steamboat explosion. The family friendly living history program provides visitors with an intimate look into the lifestyles and happenings in Missouri’s oldest town during the late 18th and 19th centuries. Tour the cemetery via lantern light and chat “face to face” with friendly spirits clad in traditional dress and enjoy a hauntingly good time. COST: Adults $10 Children $5. WEBSITE: www.historicstegen.com

Oct. 25, 26 & 27 = Vintage Market Days of St. Louis. Vintage Market Days® of St. Louis is an upscale vintage-inspired outdoor market featuring original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor, outdoor furnishings, consumable yummies, seasonal plantings and a little more. The Market is a three-day event held several times a year in the City of Chesterfield. Vintage Market Days® events are unique opportunities for vendors to display their talents and passions in different venues. We'll have over 100 vendors for you to shop. Children under 12 get in FREE, we are handicap and stroller friendly!!! We have a furniture loading zone. When you buy a piece of furniture you can pull right up and we'll load it into your car. We will also have a BAG check for your smaller items in case you want to have hands free shopping. Tickets can be bought online by clicking here http://vintagemarketdays.com/market/st.-louis/tickets.php  until the cutoff date and can be purchased at the gate all the 3 days of the event!!! Located in the old Sears building at Chesterfield Mall, 291 Chesterfield Mall Dr., Chesterfield, MO 63017. Event Hours & Admissions: Friday - 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm, Saturday -10:00 am to 6:00 pm, Sunday - 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Admission for children under 12 is free. Cash and credit card are accepted at the gate. Once purchased, your ticket is good for re-entry into the event all weekend.. For more information and to purchase tickets visit www.stlouis.vintagemarketdays.com  

 

 

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Nov. 9 = 13th Annual Breweriana, Antique Bottle & Jar Show in Belleville, IL. WOW! Great shows have merged together into one great event and all in one SUPER BIG room. The Eastside Spectacular at the Belle Clair Fairgrounds in Belleville, IL. Hours are 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. There will be a Brewery Collectibles Show and an Antique Bottle and Jar Show. Admission $2 at 9:00 a.m., early bird admission from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. is $20. Many of your favorite dealers will be here together in one big room with 1000s of collectible items for sale. Great items include bottles, cans, steins, milks, beers, lids, medicines, inks and caps. Also included are tappers, signs, jugs, trays, neons, insulators, lids, coasters, pottery, sodas, mirrors. There will even be pins, stoneware, flats, cones, poisons, cures, fruit jars, advertising, openers, glasses, labels, tonics, creamers, bitters, seltzers and much more. The variety of collectibles is amazing. There will be more 275 tables, 500 walk-ins and a Giant Raffle. This fantastic event is located at the Belle Clair Fairgrounds, 200 S. Belt East, Belleville, Illinois., only 20 minutes from St. Louis, MO, at the corner of Illinois Routes 13 & 159. For more information call 618-346-2634 or email at whoisthealeman@aol.com

Nov. 9 = Cookie Crumb Trail in Historic Downtown Ste. Genevieve. Hours: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Attention shoppers: Follow the Cookie Crumb Trail! Get into the Holiday spirit as you sample cookies at participating locations in Ste Genevieve’s historic downtown. You will receive a Cookie Crumb Trail Recipe book so you can try out your favorite cookies when you start your holiday baking! Participating downtown shops will feature a different cookie for you to sample. Ticket sales are limited, so don't miss out on your tickets. Event proceeds will benefit local families in need, just in time for Christmas! This event is sponsored by Downtown Ste. Genevieve. COST: $15 in advance, $20 day of event, if tickets are available More information and advance tickets at: www.facebook.com/downtownstegen

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Nov. 23 & 24 = 37th Annual Rotary Arts and Craft Fair Fall Show. The Crestwood Sunset Hills Rotary will host its annual Arts and Crafts Fair. Enjoy strolling through over 450 craft artisan booths which represent the very best of the region. This wonderful show is attended by 20,000 people. The show is located at Lindbegh High School, 5000 South Lindbergh, St. Louis, MO. Free admission and parking. Hours: Saturday 9:00am – 4:00pm, Sunday 10:00am – 3:00pm. Concessions are available both days. This is a family friendly event. Rotary's Motto is: "Service above Self" 100% of the proceeds benefit local community and International charities. The Crestwood Sunset Hills Rotary Clubs Arts and Crafts Fair began in 1982 with 100 crafters. This humble beginning was the start of something very special as the Fall Show grew into one of the best Arts & Crafts Fairs in the Midwest. For more information call 314-729-2121 or visit www.rotaryfair.com

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Nov. 30 = Celebrate Shop Small Business Saturday in Ste. Genevieve, MO. Hours: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm in Historic Downtown Ste. Genevieve. Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to shopping local to support the independently owned businesses in your community. Shop Small is a nationwide event founded by American Express and sponsored locally by Downtown Ste. Genevieve and the Ste. Genevieve Chamber of Commerce. Merchants receive free merchandise to display, as well as handouts for customers to encourage sales for local small businesses. Shop local and support small business owners! www.facebook.com/downtownstegen  PHONE:800.373.7007or573.883.7097 or www.visitstegen.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


        

 

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