Summer is officially here and that means that flea market and garage sale season is in full swing. If you are traveling through the Midwest and are in search of good antiques or kitschy Knick Knacks, check out these locations.
What Cheer Flea Market: What Cheer, Iowa
Located at the Keokuk County Fairgrounds this annual flea market runs 7am-5pm, August 5-7 and September 30- October 2. The market features indoor and outdoor booths that house 500+ dealers from around the United States. It is considered to be one of the premiere antique and collectible markets in the Midwest and draws in buyers from a number of nearby states. There is something for every collector at the Market including post cards, jewelry, glassware, coins, baseball cards, comic books, furniture, art and more.
Route 66 Flea Market: Granite City, Illinois
The Historic Route 66 Flea Market began with a roughly 12,000 square foot storage facility and since expanded into over 51,000 square feet of antiques, jewelry, art, collectibles, and more. Vendors set up from 8am-4pm, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday each week to assist guests in finding the perfect one-of-a-kind gift or piece to add to their own collection.
Midland Antique Festival: Midland, Michigan
Held three times year, this 80-acre tradition of treasures and memories has been a Michigan tradition for over 46 years. Over a thousand antique dealers set up at the Midland County Fairgrounds to show their vintage goods, antiques, collectibles & more. Mixed in with the wide array of Antique Dealers is Michigan’s largest swap meet. People from all over the state bring their garage sale items and collectibles to the swap meet/flea market area in hopes of making great deals or trading in on their items. In addition to the main sales areas guests will also find specialty areas that include:
- Taste of Michigan & Shop Michigan building – This area features some of the finest Michigan-made products available in the state
- Shabby Experience & Industrial Way – Come here to shop for Soft Shabby Chic pieces and heavy industrial items and hardware from across the Midwest
- Vintage Big Top – This tent is known for its unique and high-end pieces and oddities.
- Coin and Sports Memorabilia – Knowledgeable dealers collecting coins, Sports Memorabilia, and Military items can be found in this area
Each of these locations offer unique collectables and interesting antiquities for those who seek to find new pieces to add to their existing collections.