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Sept. 23 = South Side Sale Outdoor Flea Market. It's an outdoor market but our niche is it's COVERED. So if it rains you can stay dry while shopping. We have fresh produce, antiques, collectibles, oddities, new items, re-purposed items and more. We also have the Kids Creation Korner where kids get to do a free craft while the parents shop. Located at 4327 Gustine Ave, St. Louis, MO 63116. Hours: Sat. 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m www.facebook.com/southsidesale or www.stlustorage.com/southside-sale For more information call 314-449-6063.

 

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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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September
 

Sept. 22 = Fourth Friday Art Walk. Where: Historic District, Ste. Genevieve, MO. Bring your friends and enjoy a leisurely stroll among the shops, restaurants, and art galleries of downtown Ste. Genevieve. During 4th Friday Art Walks, Ste. Genevieve art galleries offer visitors the opportunity to view the works of local and regional artists displaying a variety of art forms. Many businesses in the Historic District participate by extending their store hours during the Fourth Friday Art Walk. Start your tour at the Welcome Center where you can view two important art collections and pick up a map to the participating downtown shops and galleries. Refreshments may be served at various locations. This event is sponsored by the Ste. Genevieve Downtown Renewal Project. For more information call 800-373-7007

Sept. 23 = South Side Sale Outdoor Flea Market. It's an outdoor market but our niche is it's COVERED. So if it rains you can stay dry while shopping. We have fresh produce, antiques, collectibles, oddities, new items, re-purposed items and more. We also have the Kids Creation Korner where kids get to do a free craft while the parents shop. Located at 4327 Gustine Ave, St. Louis, MO 63116.  Hours: Sat. 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m www.facebook.com/southsidesale or www.stlustorage.com/southside-sale For more information call 314-449-6063.

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October

Oct. 1 = Annual Sorento Fall Festival (formerly the Historic Ripson Bridge Fall Festival). Proceeds to support the Ripson Bridge. The Festival is located on Main Street in Sorento, Il. which is in Bond County, Illinois. Directions: Interstate 55 take exit 37 go east & follow the signs. Hwy 127 go to the Sorento Road and go West to Sorento. Hwy 140 North on the Pokey Road follow the signs to Sorento. Interstate 70 get off the Pocahontas exit 36 go North to Hwy 127 then follow the signs to Sorento. Hope to see you all! For more information visit www.ripsonbridgefestival.com . Hours are 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Come and enjoy some good down home cookin' , live music, old time crafts and the great countryside. Don't forget your lawn chair so you can enjoy the beautiful countryside while eatin' kettle corn and listening to some great music. For more information call 314-566-0599. Click here for more information and a map.
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Oct. 7 = Outdoor Market and Store Sale at St. Charles Antique Mall, 3004 South St. Peters Pkwy Suite U, St. Charles, MO 63303. For more information call 636-939-4178.

Oct. 7 & 8 = 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 schoolhouses , 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. For more information visit www.knoxcountyscenicdrive.com
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Oct. 14 & 15 = 67th 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 4:00 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 featuring unique handmade crafts, wood working, fine foods, candles, jewelry, artwork, floral decor, scrapbooking materials, and countless creative ideas! 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 www.gwrymca.org/southcounty  for a complete crafter/vendor application. Click here for more information and a map.

Oct. 14= South Side Sale Outdoor Flea Market. It's an outdoor market but our niche is it's COVERED. So if it rains you can stay dry while shopping. We have fresh produce, antiques, collectibles, oddities, new items, re-purposed items and more. We also have the Kids Creation Korner where kids get to do a free craft while the parents shop. Located at 4327 Gustine Ave, St. Louis, MO 63116. Hours: Sat. 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m www.facebook.com/southsidesale or www.stlustorage.com/southside-sale For more information call 314-449-6063.

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. Two one-room schoolhouses , 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. For more information visit www.knoxcountyscenicdrive.com

Oct. 14 & 15 = Autumn Days Sale at Warson Woods Antique Gallery, 10091 Manchester Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63122. For more information call 314-909-0123.


Oct. 15 = Third Sunday Market. A Bloomington, Illinois 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. For more information visit www.thirdsundaymarket.com.  Admission is $6, ages 13 and under are Free. Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Food, No Pets. Rain or Shine. Free Parking. Located at the Interstate Center , 2301 West Market Street, Bloomington, IL. The facility is located one mile west of I55 and I74 at exit 160B (on Rt. 9W).

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Oct. 20-22 = Vintage Market Days of St. Louis. It 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. Located at Chesterfield Mall, 291 Chesterfield Mall Dr., Chesterfield, MO. Park at the Chesterfield Mall follow the signs. We are dog friendly, wheelchair and stroller accessible and have handicap parking close to the market location. We are a rain or shine outdoor event. Our event is on concrete so no dirt or mud. Tickets can be bought online and at the gate. Event Hours & Admission: Early Buying Event (3-Day Pass) $10 on Friday, hours 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. General Admission (Sat/Sun) $5. Hours: Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sunday 9:00 am to 4:00 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

Oct. 21 & 22 = Belleville Flea Market (third full weekend of every month, year round). The Belleville Flea Market is Southern Illinois’ Premier Indoor & Outdoor Market. With over 600 tables and 300-400 vendors, we get a wide range of antiques, collectibles, merchandise to see to the public. Hours: Sat. 9am-4pm, Sun. 9am-3pm. Free admission, parking $3.00. Largest & original since 1975. Located at Belle-Clair Fairgrounds, Rt. 13 ( Just off Rt. 159 & 13), Belleville, Illinois. For more information call 618-233-0052 or visit www.bcfairgrounds.net 

Oct. 21 & 22 = Missouri’s French-German & Osage pasts come alive at Deutsch Country Days. Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. More than eighty folkways and skills of our German forefathers--just as they toiled more than 150 years ago--will be presented at the living history weekend to observe, discover and learn how our ancestors lived and progressed. The Pre-1800 area features a gunsmith, French trappers, blacksmith, bow making and archery demonstrations. The PRE-1800 area features a gunsmith, French trappers, blacksmith, bow making, hide tanning and archery demonstrations. As you stroll along the picturesque Osage Trail, lined with colorful autumn foliage, you discover several Native American lodges, Teepees, Longhouses and a Wicki-up--all authentically hand-reproduced by the volunteers. Each locale features costumed reenactors demonstrating drum and flute making, flint napping, tanning and more. All these educational and historic exhibits are located on the Luxenhaus Farm, three miles northeast of Marthasville, MO on Highway O and an hour west of St. Louis in Warren County. For more information and for advance tickets visit www.deutschcountrydays.org  or call 636-433-5669. Click here for more information and a map.

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Oct. 27 = Fourth Friday Art Walk. Where: Historic District, Ste. Genevieve, MO 6367. Bring your friends and enjoy a leisurely stroll among the shops, restaurants, and art galleries of downtown Ste. Genevieve. During 4th Friday Art Walks, Ste. Genevieve art galleries offer visitors the opportunity to view the works of local and regional artists displaying a variety of art forms. Many businesses in the Historic District participate by extending their store hours during the Fourth Friday Art Walk. Start your tour at the Welcome Center where you can view two important art collections and pick up a map to the participating downtown shops and galleries. Refreshments may be served at various locations. This event is sponsored by the Ste. Genevieve Downtown Renewal Project. For more information call 800-373-7007

Oct. 28 = South Side Sale Outdoor Flea Market. It's an outdoor market but our niche is it's COVERED. So if it rains you can stay dry while shopping. We have fresh produce, antiques, collectibles, oddities, new items, re-purposed items and more. We also have the Kids Creation Korner where kids get to do a free craft while the parents shop. Located at 4327 Gustine Ave, St. Louis, MO 63116. Hours: Sat. 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m www.facebook.com/southsidesale or www.stlustorage.com/southside-sale For more information call 314-449-6063.

Oct. = 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.

Oct. 28 = Rural Heritage Day. Hours: 10 am – 4 pm in the Ste. Genevieve Missouri Historic District. A day of history, reverie and reminiscence. Come see how it used to be done. Enjoy antique tractor display and plowing, draft horses, apple cider pressing, apple butter making, corn grinding, lace making, wool spinning, fiddlers and singers, games for youngster, blacksmithing and leatherworking. Tour the historic homes. Admission: A donation of $3 is appreciated. For more information call 800-373-7007 or visit www.VisitSteGen.com Click here for more information and a map.

Oct. 28 = Déjà vu Spirit Reunion. Hours: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at the Memorial Cemetery in the Historic District of Ste. Genvieve, MO. 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 one portraying the well to do or the not so well to do from 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. 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. This 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 spirits clad in traditional dress and enjoy a hauntingly good time. This event benefits the Foundation's Memorial Cemetery restoration efforts. ADMISSION: Adults $7/students $5. For more information call 573-883-9622 or visit www.VisitSteGen.com

Oct. 29 = Great American Paper Show. The show is in a NEW LOCATION. The Midwest's Largest is held at the Holiday Inn South County, 6921 South Lindbergh, St. Louis, Mo (near intersection of I-55 and Lindbergh). Early Bird admission is $5 for 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and general admission is $2 for 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Breakfast and lunch will be available. For more information call 314-496-6225. Click here for more information and a map.
 

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Oct.  = New online E-course in antique appraising. While not quite considered an “antique” just yet, the Asheford Institute of Antiques, a professional-level distance learning program on antiques, collectibles, and appraising, turned fifty this past week, marking a milestone in antiques and appraising education, as the longest running Institute of its kind. Although the school premiered its home-study program to the antique world in late 1965, it didn’t officially open its doors to students until 1966. For more information about the schools antiques and appraisal program and new online e-Course, they can be contacted at: (877) 444-4508 or visit their web site at; www.asheford.com,  mention Dept.275MW75. You can also write to them at; the Asheford Institute of Antiques 981 Harbor Blvd., Suite 3, Dept. 275MW75, Destin, FL 32541-2525

Oct. = 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.


Oct. = Visit East Main in Historic Washington, Missouri. Located at 101 East Main in Washington, Mo. Open Tues. thru Sat. 10-5 and Sunday Noon to 5. For more information call 636-390-0115.


Oct. = 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!


Oct.= 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.


Oct. = Visit Pocahontas Antiques, 311 West Johnson Street in Pocahontas, Illinois. Hours are Tues - Saturday 10am to 6pm and Sunday 11-5, closed Mondays. For more information call 618--669-2969.


Oct. = 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.


Oct.= 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.


Oct.= 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!


Oct.= 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.


Oct.  = 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.
 

 

November - partial listing

Nov. 11 = 11th Annual Breweriana, Antique Bottle & Jar Show. WOW! Great shows have merged together into one great event and all in one SUPER BIG room. The Eastside Spectacular iat 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 7:30 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 than 300 tables, 500 walk-ins and a Giant Raffle. This fantastic event is located at the Belle Clair Fairgrounds, only 20 minutes from St. Louis, MO, at the corner of Illinois Routes 13 & 159. For more information call 618-346-2634. Click here for more information and a map.
 

Nov 11 = Fred and Brenda Nolan Tractor Auction by Aumann Auctions. Live Auction starting at 10:00AM Central. The Fred and Brenda Nolan Tractor Auction will be held at The Fulkerson Mansion & Farm Museum, 25007 US HWY 67, Jerseyville, IL 62052. This is a Live Auction. Fred and Brenda traveled the country gathering up their collection. Fred had a special place in his heart for steam power with a focus on Reeves. This is their private collection of over 40+ years of searching, making phone calls and countless miles. This is your opportunity to purchase their collection most items were shown each year at the The Jersey County Victorian Festival and The Fulkerson Mansion & Farm Museum here in Jerseyville, Illinois. The auction is conducted by Aumann Auctions. For more information call 888-282-8648 or visit www.aumannvintagepower.com  for listing of items for sale.

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Nov. 18 & 19 = 35th 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 – 4:00pm. 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. Click here for more information and a map.

 

           


        

 

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