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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 temperatures halt any notions of drawing a soapy bucket of water, uncoiling the garden...

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 from jewelry to furniture, to glassware, to pottery, to toys…you get the idea!    A...

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 the Beecher farm toy show, you find a wonderful mix of veteran dealers who are...

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 might think it’s one of the towns nestled along Lake Michigan’s shores, but it’s...

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 collectible, folks!), and anything else plastic, this is the show for you.    It’s a...

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 & Convention Center in Belmont, Wisconsin. (It’s on the way to Platteville.)      Check out...

Central Wisconsin Farm Toy Show

   Based on the horrific weather lately, you might expect that I’d be snow-bound and downing unhealthy quantities of hot chocolate. Well, you’d be right about the hot chocolate, but there’s a small window of less horrific weather approaching this Sunday. Just in time for me to head over to Marshfield, Wisconsin, for the 22nd Annual...

Toyland News: Tampa Train Show This Weekend

   The guys at Golden Spike Enterprises, Inc. are hosting the 3rd Annual Tampa Model Train Show & Sale this weekend. This two-day show will take place December 15 from 9am to 5pm and December 16 from 10 am to 4pm at the Special Events Center on the Florida State Fairgrounds.      This is the...

Toyland News: St. Louis Toy Show

    My good friend Andy Tolch reminded me that his toy show, the St. Louis Antique & Vintage Toy Show is coming up this Sunday, November 11. It will be held at: Two Hearts Banquet Center4532 S. Lindbergh @ Gravois  STL, MO 631279 am to 3 pm = $ 3.00 For more information go...

National Farm Toy Show — Sunday

   Sunday at the Nationals began early — daylight savings time will do that to you. I headed out to the tents at 6:30, but there wasn’t much activity. Sunday mornings take a little while to get rolling. By 7am a few tents were open and early bird buyers were ducking inside to avoid the...