Events Calendar

ExploreTheMidwest.com
Follow us on Facebook to receive weekly event/shop updates. Like us on Facebook too!

 Your Guide to Fun & Adventure!

Cindy Sue and Tom's
 Lifestyle Mag

Enjoy food history, discover tasty recipes, find nutrition tips, learn inner peace through food, tap into your creativity or read inspiring biographies.

Historic Towns & Specialty Shopping
Missouri & Illinois

 

Fairs, Festivals & Shows
throughout the Midwest Region

 

 

 

Featured Event
Feb. 1 = Chocolate Walk in Ste. Genevieve, Mo. Hours: 10am to 4pm. Tired of being cooped up all winter? Ready to get out and embrace the new year? Do you love eating chocolate and shopping? Then this event is for you! Join us the first Saturday in February for the Chocolate Walk in Downtown Ste. Genevieve! With the purchase of a ticket you will be able to sample a delicious chocolate treat at each participating downtown business and shop Ste. Genevieve's unique downtown district. You must have a ticket to sample. Only 300 tickets available! Participating merchants will have numbered signs in front of their business to clearly indicate their participation in this event. This event is sponsored by Downtown Ste. Genevieve. LOCATION:  Historic Downtown Ste. Genevieve. Call 573-883-7990 or 573-883-7097. COST:  Tickets $10 in advance/ $20 day of event, if tickets are available. For more information https://squareup.com/store/DowntownSteGen/item/chocolate-walk or https://www.facebook.com/downtownstegen

 

 

 

 

Featured Shop
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
****************
The Asheford Program is an internationally recognized, professional-level "Profit & Pleasure" Course on the study of antiques, collectibles and appraising. Click here for more information.
 

Home
Next

 

 

 

 

 

Click here to watch FUN 101.

Add FUN to your life with creative and entertaining ideas.

Learn to relax and de-stress.

Laugh. Love. Live.

 

Calendar of Events
~~~~
Google® Maps on each event page.
~~~~
Plan your fun & excitement today.

  • Fairs

  • Festivals

  • Community Events

  • Antique shows

  • Flea Markets

  • Living History

  • Historical Reenactments

  • and more

Click here for February 2020 events.

Click here for March 2020 events.

Click here for April 2020 events.


 

Calendar of Events Below  

Please verify date and time before traveling to any events.

       

February

Please verify date and time before traveling to any events.

Feb. 1 = The King’s Ball in Ste. Genevieve, MO. (always the first Saturday in February and leap year it is a Queen’s Ball). TIME: 6:00-11:00pm. The annual King’s Ball (or Queen’s Ball on a leap year) is a French-inspired celebration of music and dancing that has been held in historic Ste. Genevieve for more than 50 years. Just as in years gone by, guests of all ages are invited to join in the merriment of the annual King’s Ball, but in 2020 the ladies have a chance to vie for the charmed piece of cake and choose their King at the leap year Queen’s Ball.  Everyone is encouraged, but not required, to dress in French Colonial costume.  The musical ensemble will provide instructions in traditional dance.  Guests are welcome to bring a basket of snacks for their enjoyment, and there will be a cash bar for refreshments.  Proceeds from the King’s Ball benefit the Ste. Genevieve Museum and the Foundation for Restoration of Ste Genevieve. LOCATION:  Ste. Genevieve VFW Hall, 852 Memorial Drive, Ste. Genevieve, MO. COST:  Tickets $15/ adults, $10/ students- Tables for 8+ may be reserved by calling 573-883-2099. For more information www.visitstegen.com  or www.historicstegen.org/ , or call 800-373-7007 or 573-883-7098.

Feb. 1 = Chocolate Walk in Ste. Genevieve, Mo. Hours: 10am to 4pm. Tired of being cooped up all winter? Ready to get out and embrace the new year? Do you love eating chocolate and shopping? Then this event is for you! Join us the first Saturday in February for the Chocolate Walk in Downtown Ste. Genevieve! With the purchase of a ticket you will be able to sample a delicious chocolate treat at each participating downtown business and shop Ste. Genevieve's unique downtown district. You must have a ticket to sample. Only 300 tickets available! Participating merchants will have numbered signs in front of their business to clearly indicate their participation in this event. This event is sponsored by Downtown Ste. Genevieve. LOCATION:  Historic Downtown Ste. Genevieve. Call 573-883-7990 or 573-883-7097. COST:  Tickets $10 in advance/ $20 day of event, if tickets are available. For more information https://squareup.com/store/DowntownSteGen/item/chocolate-walk or https://www.facebook.com/downtownstegen

*************************************

Feb. 7, 8 & 9 = 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

Feb. 8 = Polar Bear 5K Poker Run in Ste. Genevieve, MO. Hours: 7am to 11am. People of all ability levels are encouraged to participate in the Polar Bear 5K run & try their hand at a game of poker. Register by January 15 to guarantee a long sleeve T-Shirt. Awards include trophies for the top overall male and female, and medals for first-third place in each age group. The participant with the highest poker hand will receive the PBR Grand Prize! LOCATION:  Ste. Genevieve County Community Center, 21390 Hwy 32, Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670. COST:  $20 in advance, $25 after Jan 14, 2020. WEBSITE:  www.sgccc.com for more info and reservations. EMAIL: sbuehler@sgccc.com PHONE: 573-883-5244 OR 573-883-7097

February Sale ALL MONTH LONG = Visit the Antique Mall of Creve Coeur, 1275 Castillon Arcade, Creve Coeur, MO at Fee Fee & Olive Street Rd., 1 3/4 miles west of I-270. Discounts throughout the Mall. Open 7 days, hours are Mon.-Sat. 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friendly and Fun with approx. 250 dealers. Check them out. For more information call 314-434-6566. For more information  www.facebook.com/AntiqueMallCC

Feb. 7 & 8 = Largest Indoor Yard Sale. Located at Belle Clair Fairgrounds, Rt. 13 (just off Rt. 159 & 13), Belleville, IL. (200 South Belt East , Belleville, IL 62220) . Bargains, Treasures and Finds! New and Used merchandise – Everything you can imagine or want for you and your home. Friday Early Bird : (4pm – 7pm) = $5.00, Saturday : 8am – 2pm. Admission = FREE, Free Parking – Handicapped Accessible. Vendor Space: $38.00 per 8ft. table – 2 Tables: $50.00 – 3 Tables: 70.00, 3 Table Wall Unit With Panel: $75.00. For more information visit http://bcfairgrounds.net or call 618-233-0052.

Feb. 7, 8 & 9 = Gateway Mid America Toy Show at Sheraton Westport Chalet Hotel, 191 Westport Plaza Dr., St. Louis, MO. Admission is charged. The Gateway Mid-America Toy Show is known worldwide for its farm toy auction, farm layouts and scratch-built toys. Collectors from all corners the U.S.A gather to buy and sell thousands of quality farm toys. The show is hosted by Roy Lee Baker, a member of the National Farm Toy Hall of Fame, and Faye Baker Knoche. Roy Lee shared what most collectors say is their favorite part of this annual event, “We enjoy seeing the people every year.” This family friendly event will begin with exhibitor spaces and room trading opening Friday February 7th at 10:00 a.m. in the morning and will remain open until 6:00 p.m. Thousands of farm toys will be set up in 150 hotel rooms along with 150 exhibitor tables.  Trading rooms #101-#350 have the option to remain open after 6:00 p.m. for after-hours room trading. This is a time when friendships are forged, and bargains are found! “We have 150 trading rooms and probably 150 exhibitor tables in the 18,500 square feet of floor space in the Versailles Ballroom, Matterhorn, St. Moritz, Bern, Alpine, Lugano and Zermatt board rooms.“We take up the entire hotel,” Roy Lee said. Saturday February 8th is the Farm Toy Consignment Auction with Lester Crandall of Central Illinois Auctions, and Dennis Aumann auctioning in the 5,040 square feet Zurich Ballroom.  The auction features over 450+ collectible farm toys and related merchandise for sale. Item viewing begins at 7:00 a.m. The auction begins at 9:00 a.m. and typically runs until 4:00 p.m. Exhibitor tables and room trading open from 7 a.m. till 6 p.m. Room trading optional to??. Saturday is also the day of both the Model Contest and Farm Layout Contest.     “We have our model show all day long on Saturday.  People bring barns, farm scenes and make their own toys. There are a variety of high quality 1/64th thru 1/8th scale models crafted by some of the nation’s most talented and innovative craftsman on display for your enjoyment.” Roy Lee added. The show continues Sunday February 9th and is open from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  For more information visit www.GatewayToyShow.com

**************************

Feb. 15 & 16 = 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

Feb. 16 = Sunday Market Antiques in Bloomington, Illinois. 100 antique, collectibles and crafts vendors. Located at the Interstate Center West Expo, 2301 West Market Street, Bloomington, Il. Exit 160 from I-55 & I-74 - Route 9 West. Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is $6, (13 and under free), No pets, held rain or shine, FREE Parking, food available. For more information visit www.thirdsundaymarket.com.

Feb. 17 = President's Day Sale at 4 Antique Malls. Enjoy the President's Day Sale from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at four different antique malls. Visit Warson Woods Antique Gallery, 10091 Manchester, St. Louis, MO 63122, 314-909-0123, or South County Antique Mall, 13208 Tesson Ferry Rd., St. Louis, MO 63128, 314-842-5566 or St. Charles Antique Mall, 1 Charlestowne Plaza, St. Charles, MO 63303, 636-939-4178 or St. Clair Antique Mall, 315 Salem Place, Fairview Heights, MO 62208, 618-628-1650. www.missouriantiquemalls.com
 

****************************

Feb. 28 = Fourth Friday Art Walk  in Ste. Genevieve, MO. Hours: 6pm to 9pm. 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. This event is sponsored by Gallery Association of Sainte Genevieve. For more information, visit: www.VisitSteGen.com  LOCATION:  Historic Downtown Ste. Genevieve, MO. COST:  Free. Phone: 800-373-7007 or 573-883-7097. WEBSITE:   www.visitstegen.com

 

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. 275MW89. You can also write to them at; the Asheford Institute of Antiques 981 Harbor Blvd., Suite 3, Dept. 275MW89 Destin, FL 32541-2525

Check with all shops for Winter hours.

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  

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 District in 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. 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

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. https://stclairantiquemall.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

 

 

March

Please verify date and time before traveling to any events.

March 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

******************************

March 15 = Antique Bottle & Jar Show in St. Louis, MO. The 48th Annual St. Louis Antique Bottle & Jar Show. Always the third Sunday in March. The show includes antique bottles, fruit jars, pottery, breweriana, insulators and related advertising. There will be more than 100 tables and displays featured. The show is located at Orlando Banquet Center, 4300 Hoffmeister (off Union Rd.) in St. Louis, MO, 63125. Hours are 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Admission is $3 and children are free. Food and drink available. $1 off with admission for up to 4 people if you print this or show it on your phone when attending.  For more information call 314-570-6917.

*************************

March 21 = Moonlight Madness Sale at St. Charles Antique Mall. Hours: 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Located at 3004 South St. Peters Pkwy, Suite U, St. Charles, MO 63303. For more information call 636-939-4178. St. Charles Antique Mall has been voted #1 Antique Mall in St. Charles County since opening in 1994. This store has a large variety of antique, vintage and collectible merchandise at affordable prices.  Our 200-plus dealers offer quality antique furniture, household items, sports collectibles and so much more! Our staff is dedicated to customer satisfaction and a great shopping experience. Over 35,000 square feet, 250 display booths and 225 showcases. For more information visit www.missouriantiquemalls.com

March 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

***********************************

March 27 = Fourth Friday Art Walk in Ste. Genevieve, MO. Hours: 6pm to 9pm. 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. This event is sponsored by Gallery Association of Sainte Genevieve. For more information, visit: www.VisitSteGen.com  LOCATION:  Historic Downtown Ste. Genevieve, MO. COST:  Free. Phone: 800-373-7007 or 573-883-7097. WEBSITE:   www.visitstegen.com

March 27, 28 & 29 = Forever Vintage Market at the Belle Clair Fairgrounds, Rt. 13 (just off Rt. 159 & 13), Belleville, IL. (200 South Belt East , Belleville, IL 62220). For more information visit http://bcfairgrounds.net or call 618-233-0052

March 28 & 29 = Spring Arts and Crafts Fair sponsored by the Crestwood-Sunset Hills Rotary Club. Hours: Saturday 9:00am – 4:00pm, Sunday 10:00am – 3:00pm. Located at Lindbergh High School, 5000 South Lindbergh, St. Louis MO 63126. Over 250 Booths with Handmade Crafts by Local and National Artisans. Free Admission. Free Parking. Food Concession both days. Strollers Welcomed. All proceeds benefit local community projects and projects sponsored by Rotary International. For more information call 314-729-212 or visit www.rotaryfair.com.

 

 

April - partial listing, check back for more events

Please verify date and time before traveling to any events.

Apr 3 & 4 = 31th Annual Metro East Postcard Show VFW Hall, 1234 Vandalia St., Collinsville, IL (Highway 159, easily accessible from Interstates 70 & 55, 270, 255 & 64; just 15 minutes from downtown St. Louis), Collinsville. Fri: 9 AM-5 PM. Sat: 9 AM-4 PM. 27 dealers will bring thousands of cards for your purchasing pleasure. FREE admission. FREE parking. Food available on site. Contact: Tom Snyder. Phone: (618) 531-4189 Email: the.snyders@charter.net

April 4 = Annual Breweriana Blowout in Belleville, Il. Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. This is the largest brewery collectibles show in the Midwest. 150 tables with dealers from 10 states all together in one place. Free Admission and free parking. Buy, Sell or Trade. Located at the Belle-Clair Exposition Center Rts. 13 & 159 in Belleville, IL. For more information call 618-580-5475. For more information visit http://bcfairgrounds.net

**********************************

April 24 = Fourth Friday Art Walk in Ste. Genevieve, MO. Hours: 6pm to 9pm. 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. This event is sponsored by Gallery Association of Sainte Genevieve. For more information, visit: www.VisitSteGen.com  LOCATION:  Historic Downtown Ste. Genevieve, MO. COST:  Free. Phone: 800-373-7007 or 573-883-7097. WEBSITE:   www.visitstegen.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


        

 

Click here to send us an email.
Click mailbox to send an email.

Contact Explore the Midwest at the e-mail address below. Contact any shops or events directly.
 
 MidwestTreasure@aol.com

Discover the Treasure that is the Midwest.

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.

Copyright © 2004-2020. This site, its contents and all related content, formats and documents are copyrighted property of Explore The Midwest and are not to be reproduced or republished without the written consent of Explore The Midwest.

By viewing or otherwise using this Website, you agree to the Terms and Conditions of Use of this web site.

Disclaimers - Any references on Health Pages or any other pages on ExploreTheMidwest.com

Content on this site is for reference purposes only. It is not intended to substitute for advice given by a licensed healthcare professional. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you suspect that you have a medical problem.

Before using this site please read Terms and Conditions of Use of this web site.

Terms and Conditions of Use of This Web Site

 01.20.2020 09:31:43 AM -0700