Guide to Fall Markets in the Iowa City Area

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. The perfect activity for a weekend day is browsing treasures with a mug of hot coffee in hand. Check out this list of Fall Markets in the Iowa City Area.

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Guide to Fall Markets in the Iowa City Area

Good Maker’s Market
When: Sept. 2-3, 2022
Where: Cedar County Fairgrounds
Eastern Iowa’s hippest market! Shop the best hand-picked vendors from around the Midwest. Here you’ll find handmade artisan goods, score some fantastic vintage, shop our on-trend mobile boutiques, eat from our delicious food trucks and listen to local live music.

Country Roads Fall Market Edition
When: Sept 16-17, 2022
Where: Washington
Find treasures, arts and crafts, repurposed, handmade, antiques, garden, food, and more at this fun show that runs in conjunction with the Junkin’ Sisters Shop Hop.

When: Sept. 23, 2022

Where: Various locations in Southeast Iowa
There’s no better time for a drive than in the fall! Enjoy a self-guided road trip through Southeast Iowa. Discover small shops with huge hearts that have been hidden treasures to most.

When: Sept 23-25
WhereHawkeye Downs
Mark your calendars for three days of the very best vintage vendors from across the nation. VMD™ is an upscale vintage and vintage-inspired indoor/outdoor market featuring original art, antiques, home decor, clothing, handmade treasures, jewelry, outdoor furnishings, consumable yummies, seasonal plantings, and a little more.

Rusty Relics Flea Market Grand Finale

When: Sept 23-25
Where: Anamosa
More than 15,000 square ft to shop! This is the final offering of this market.

What Cheer Flea Market
When: Sept. 30-Oct 2:
Where: What Cheer
Come on down to the largest flea market and craft sale of the year. They say it is the largest in the state of Iowa.

Benton County Flea Market
When: Oct. 7-8
Where: Center Point
A family-owned business beginning a new adventure by sharing their love of vintage and upcycling. 

Midwest Makers
When: Oct 21-23
Where: Williamsburg
Midwest Makers is a vendor show in Suite 112 at Outlets Williamsburg. Twenty-three craft/baking vendors are getting together to give guests a fun shopping experience!

Happy fall shopping!

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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