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You don’t have to wait for the Brimfield antique show or the next episode of Antiques Roadshow to get your antiquing fix! This is your guide to the great American flea market: From New York to Texas, Oregon to Florida, our Winter Antique Show Spotlight tells you all about the most important American antiques shows and antique fairs held during the spring of 2014.


California’s Best: Rose Bowl, Beaumont, and Ventura Flea Markets

The Rose Bowl Flea Market is one of the most famous markets in the world, celebrating more than four decades of antiquing success at the world famous Rose Bowl in Pasadena Calif. Since 1957, California thrifters, flea market junkies and hipster vintage collectors turn to R.G. Canning:

Rose Bowl Flea Market - 2nd Sunday of every month.
Ventura Flea Market – 5-6 times annually.
Beaumont Outdoor Market – every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
San Bernardino Market - every Saturday & Sunday

R.G. Canning also produces concerts, auto shows, trade shows and even movie and television location rentals. All of our companies share the same goals, quality in customer service and public satisfaction at all of our shows and events.

See how easy it is to shop an R.G. Canning event all month long!


Scott Antique Market: Two shows and more than 4,000 dealers

Celebrate the sun at Scott Antique Markets

For nearly 30 years, Scott Antique Markets has been America’s Favorite Treasure Hunt for antiques and collectibles! Scott hosts the World’s Largest Indoor Antique Shows the second weekend of every month at the Atlanta Exposition Center in Atlanta (starting April 10-12), and three times a year (March, November and December) at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, Ohio.

There’s no better way to celebrate the renewal of spring than a trip to the Scott Antique Markets. As the largest monthly antique market in the world, Scott Markets are a complete assortment of antique goods that is truly a treasure hunter’s paradise.

Click here to learn more about the Scott Antique Markets


Chicago Antiques Market: Rich in antique treasures and cool collectibles

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Travel & Leisure magazine calls it one of “the top 3 of national urban antiques markets,” while others call it the “SoHo of the Midwest,” but, to those who frequent it, the Chicago Antiques Market is a simply a great place to find superb antiques and collectibles for amazing prices.

Part of the famed Randolph Street Market, the Chicago Antiques Market features 200 vendors with a wide variety of wares, in a European-style indoor and outdoor marketplace. The market is open one weekend a month through December, and tickets are $8 for adults and $3 for students in advance online, and $10 and $5, respectively at the gate. Plus, there’s a special early shopper deal, limited-time shopper packages and a discount for seniors – click on the link below to learn more about how early admittance gets you great deals, and helps support a Chicago charity.

And don’t miss the Spring Modern Vintage Show & Sale May. 2-4, where you will find an enormous selection of below retail priced vintage jewelry, clothing and accessories from many of the country’s top fashion vendors.

Set your calendar for the next market date: Sept. 28-29

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Indy Antique Advertising Show: Premiere Advertising & Country Store

IndyAdShowlogoThe Land of Lincoln is home to the Granddaddy of them all, the Indy Antique Advertising Show. Held twice a year, in March and September, this popular show draws more than 100 dealers from across the U.S., and features antique toys, breweriana, country store collectibles, petroliana, coin operated machines, ephemera, Americana and more advertising-related items.

Preview tickets for the September 26-27, 2014 show are available for $25 until September 5.

Make plans today to take in this show and score a preview ticket >>


Palmer/Wirfs & Associates – The West Coast’s Largest Antiques & Collectible Shows

Palmer1For 34 years, Christine Palmer & Associates has had the distinction of offering the largest venue for collectibles and antiques on the left coast. With shows in the Puget Sound and Portland, the summer show (July 12-13) at the Portland Expo Center, is the largest of the shows with 1,400 booths both inside and out. This show only comes once a year and offers unique vintage items from 20 states.

Anything from the 1870s to the 1970s can be found and runs the gamut from vintage clothing, paintings, great old toys, decorative items such as period lighting, industrial, arts & crafts, American oak, plus slot machines, gambling items, Barbie, estate jewelry, rare books, Star Trek, Pez, costume jewelry, garden items, advertising, ephemera, vintage tools, prints and bits and pieces of good old things. The autumn show is set for October 25 & 26.

Learn more about this left coast must-visit antiquing destination >>



Jewelry Camp: The Antique Jewelry & Art Conference

Jewelry-CampIf you’ve ever been to camp, you know you most always come away learning something new. At the Antique Jewelry & Art Conference’s Jewelry Camp, slated for July 31 – Aug. 1, organizers say it’s not whether you’ll come away with new knowledge about jewelry, but more about how soon you can put all your new jewelry knowledge to good use.


Learn more about Jewelry Camp!


Kane County Flea Market: Growing by leaps and bounds

Ten times a year, the Midwest’s best dealers and flea market masters make it a point to set up at the Kane County Flea Market in St. Charles, Ill. Mark your calendars for the next couple market dates April 5-6.

You won’t find rummage sale cast offs here – only the most interesting merchandise makes our cut. Collectors and dealers loved our “show within a show” of top coin-op antiques machines and dealers! We have special dealer rates at more than a dozen close hotels. Check us out once and you’ll see why we never cancel.

Visit Kane County Flea Market to learn more about their 2013 dates

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ZurkoPromotions: Shop and score treasures at the ‘Best of the Midwest’

Dave and Wendy Schlapper of Libertyville look at an old Christmas book from 1892 at the antique show at a Zurko show at Lake County Fair Grounds in Grayslake.

Dave and Wendy Schlapper of Libertyville look at an old Christmas book from 1892 at the antique show at a Zurko show at Lake County Fair Grounds in Grayslake.

Visit the Zurko Promotions website for a list of year round shows! The 2014 flea and antiques markets are underway! You’ll have the opportunity to scope out vintage fashions, come in contact with Civil War artifacts, meet up with famous collecting folks, enjoy live music, watch a costume ball and partake in an old fashioned Wisconsin beer garden!
“I have yet to meet another promoter who goes ‘above and beyond’ as the Zurko operation does …” so say dealers who exhibit at Zurko Promotions shows.

From Illinois all-night fleas to mid-Michigan antique markets to northern Wisconsin tag sales, Zurko events feature decorative arts, Civil War, phonographs, records, toys, postcards and even celebrities! If that’s not enough, dealers can even consign items to specially auctions held regularly by the Zurko staff.

Plan your trip to a Zurko show or market near you!

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Old Town Clovis

Old Town Clovis is one of those towns you will love to visit and hate to leave.  old-town-clovis-logoWith 13 different antiques shops and malls to visit, this quaint California town is a great destination for antiquing adventures.

See what Old Town Clovis has to offer you for an autumn antiquing get-away!


3rd Sunday Market: Collectibles to crafts and beyond

From May to October, 3rd Sunday Market welcomes thousands of collectors and dealers to this favorite Midwestern antiquing destination, for the opportunity to find the finest in antiques, collectibles and crafts. A Bloomington, Ill., tradition since 1988, the indoor/outdoor sale features more than 450 top dealers, representing 17 states. This year’s market begins May 8, with show hours from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Visit our Facebook page for updates.

Whether you’re looking for the finest in antique furniture, Americana, folk art, vintage advertising, sport memorabilia, or antique linens and clothing, you’re sure to find something of interest at 3rd Sunday Market.

Click here for more information about the 3rd Sunday Market.


Quality is assured at the Gurnee Antique Center

LogoOutline1aa_copyThe Gurnee Antique Center is committed to providing exceptional service to customers by bringing them top quality, authentic 18th, 19th and early 20th century antiques. Staff and external appraisers review merchandise and actively remove items that are not at least 50 years old.

The GAC staff also actively searches for and removes fakes and reproductions: items that could mislead the uninformed buyer. Dealers are asked to remove items of questionable authenticity or quality, establishing an atmosphere of quality and trust at the Gurnee Antique Center.

Gurnee Antique Center
5742 Northridge Drive
Gurnee, Illinois 60031
Phone: (847) 782-9094

Learn more about the quality antiques and collectibles available at the Gurnee Antique Center


Volo Antique Malls and Collectibles puts the adventure in antiquing

You’ve never seen anything like the antique malls and collectibles shops located in Volo, Ill. This is more than your average antiques mall – it’s a 30-acre theme park designed for the entire family! Collectors will love strolling down “seven miles of aisles” spread across three, massive antique malls and a fourth devoted to unique finds and collectable decor. Plus, the group at Volo is planning a Mother’s Day special event May 10-11, 2014.

Families may tour a 300-vehicle auto museum, take a ride on a Historic Trolley Tour or visit the Haunted Barn, as seen on The Discovery Channel’s “Ghost Lab.” (see the video clip below).

Plan your antiques shopping ahead of time! Collectors can now take an online tour of our participating antiques booths. Simply visit the Antique Mall page or the Mercantile Mall page and click on the suggested collecting categories. Then simply visit the booth number and participating dealer’s name to view merchandise information and photos.

Grab your calendar and plan a trip to Volo Antique Malls and Theme Park!


Fantastic Antiquing Adventures Begin at The Utica Antiques Market

As the largest outdoor market of its kind in Southeastern Michigan, the two-day Utica Antiques Market occurs the following weekends in 2014: May 10-11, July 12-13, and September 6-7. The show is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays. More than 100 dealers display rare antiques and fine collectibles in a massive pavilion or under 20-by-40-foot canopies. About 20 canopies are set up sheltering anywhere from 2 to 6 dealers.

Click here for more information about the Utica Antiques Market.


Hull Pottery Association: Preserving and promoting the heritage of Hull Pottery

The Hull Pottery Association works to support and promote the collection of Hull Pottery Hull Commemorative copyby providing educational programs, conferences, shows, and resources, and identifying and strengthening relationships with antique dealers who prominently show and sell Hull Pottery. The next event sponsored by the association is the Regional Spring Show set for April 25-26 in Beloit, Wis.

Click here for more information about the Hull Pottery Association.

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The Old Show (Washington Antiques Fair)

headerThe Washington Antiques Fair is ushering in its 36th spring season in fine style, with rows upon rows of dealers displaying antiques of varying genres – promising a little something for everyone. The next fair date is April 27, May 25, June 29 and will be held in the traditional fair spot, Consol Energy Park, in Washington, Pa.

Click here to learn more about this popular Pennsylvania antiques fair!


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