Local Fall Flea Markets and Antique Shows

Every mom deserves a “me day” every once in a while, right?! One of my favorite ways to spend a solo weekend afternoon is by taking a trip to a vintage market or craft show. It’s also a fun day to gather up a few girlfriends (or an older kiddo) to shop with.

Now that it’s almost fall and we’re about to enjoy some cooler weather, the perfect activity for a weekend day is browsing treasures with a mug of hot coffee in hand. Below are some markets taking place around the area this fall.

The She Shed Shop Fall Event: Sept 7, Mount Vernon

Vintage Harvest at R7 Barn: Sept 7, Grandview

Fall Boutique Bus Crawl: Sept 8, Swisher

ICM Made Market: Sept 8, Coralville

Hello Fall Craft and Vendor Market: Sept 14, Hiawatha

The Barn Fall Flea and Fair: Sept 20-21, Wellman

Maquoketa Flea Market & Antique Show: Sept 22, Maquoketa

Good Maker’s Market: Sept 27-28, Tipton

Rusty Relics Flea Market: Sept 27-29, Anamosa

Harvest of Junk at The Farmer’s Wife: Sept 27-29, Marengo

Nettianne’s 6th Annual Fall Shed Sale: Sept 27-28, Marengo

What Cheer Flea Market: Oct 4-6, What Cheer

The Farmhouse Market Fall Festival: Oct 11-12, Tipton

Rural Road Trip: Fall Edition: Oct 11-13, Iowa City, Kalona, Wellman, Keota, Sigourney, South English, North English, Parnell, Williamsburg, and Marengo

Bohemian Betty Fall Market: Oct 18-19, Cedar Rapids

3rd Annual Fireside Winery Fall Craft/Vendor Show: Oct 19, Marengo

2019 Fall Shop Crawl: Oct 25, Iowa City

Happy junking! Do you have a favorite flea market?


Brigette lives in North Liberty with her husband Brian, energetic daughter Kate (October 2014) and their two cats, Penny and Olive. Originally from the Chicago suburbs, Brigette came to Iowa City to attend the journalism school at the University of Iowa, fell in love with the area, and decided she couldn’t leave. After meeting Brian while working at the same Iowa City restaurant in college, they got married in August 2015 in the heart of downtown. She works full time in project management and as an employee of the Core Fitness Kids Club while finishing her MBA at Upper Iowa University. In her free time, she drags Kate out garage sale-ing, tries to keep up with her reading list and runs, lives for Hawkeye football season, enjoys a good meal on a patio, runs her Bachelor/Bachelorette bracket with her family and friends, and of course, chases her daughter around the pool and the park.


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