New London Farm Toy Show

   Warm weekend weather carries with it the promise of getting outside to wash my car – and I can’t wait. Weekly winter trips to the automated car wash are a fact of life here in the salt-spreading Midwest, where frigid … Read More +

Atlantique City This Weekend

   From coast to coast, there are a lot of shows happening this weekend. The amazing Atlantique City is happening in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and that’s a must-see show if you’re into antique anything! The aisles are packed with everything … Read More +

Beecher, IL Farm Toy Show

   The cure for cabin fever has to be a toy show. Hands down, there’s nothing better than walking and talking your way through a show to chase the winter blues away. And when you attend a show as well-established as … Read More +

Peotone Swap Meet

   I didn’t think it was cold last Sunday morning until we started walking the outdoor portion of the swap meet sponsored by the Peotone Car Club. Brrrrrr!!! Needless to say, the outdoor vendors are hearty folks!    We ran into a … Read More +

Swap Meet in Peotone, IL

   Let’s face it, cabin fever has been tough this year—and I’m as desperate as everyone else to get out and enjoy my hobbies. When planning my weekend activities, I just had to find a toy show to attend, so I … Read More +

Farm Toy Show in Beecher, IL

   The 23rd Annual Beecher FFA Toy & Craft Show is this Saturday, March 15. The show is held in the gymnasium of Beecher High School, in the town of (you guessed it) Beecher, Illinois. With a name like Beecher, you … Read More +

Plastic Show in Wheaton, IL

   Plastic collectors will gather in force at the DuPage Co. Fairgrounds this Sunday for the 51st Illinois Plastic Kit & Toy Show. If you’re into model kits, promotional cars, ’50s and ’60s plastic toys (yes, those former dimestore toys are … Read More +

Model Car Contest, Anyone?

   Okay, if farm toys aren’t your cup of tea this weekend, how about a model car contest and toy show? The Southwest Wisconsin Auto Club is hosting its 17th annual event this Sunday, Feb. 3, at the Baymont Inn & … Read More +