We can’t predict when the covid-19 outbreak will subside and people can get back to their regular routines again, but once it does, everyone and their mother is going to want to spend as much time outside soaking up the sun, shopping, and best of all, antiquing. There’s not much left to do in the spring since most places are still shut down, which means the summer months are going to be jam-packed with fun.
To make the most out of your summer and hit everything on your to-do list, The Merchandiser Group has put together a list of some of the best places to go antique and collectible shopping. Between yards of outdoor treasure to sift through and cute little shacks filled to the brim with old antiques, this is your 2020 Antique Market Guide:
The Historic National Road Yard Sale
Calling all yard sale enthusiasts! This is definitely one antiquing event you’re not going to want to miss. The Historic National Road Yard Sale is an 824-mile yard sale along America’s oldest highway, US Route 40. Held August 19th to 23rd, it’s the time for small businesses or anyone who has stuff to get rid of to set up shop and start selling. Currently, the event is still planned, but stay tuned on their Facebook page for updates: www.facebook.com/nationalroadyardsaleUS40.
Michigan Antique & Collectible Festival
Antique lovers can come rescue a piece of American history at Michigan’s largest antique festival (miantiquefestival.com). With 80 acres of treasures and memories to look through, this is certainly an all-day event. They have two dates set for the moment at the end of the year at two different but beautiful locations – September 26-27 at the Midland County Fairgrounds, and October 3-4 at the Springfield Oaks County Park. Come to just one or both events and make the most out of your time in the sun.
Vintage Market Days
Vintage Market Days is an upscale, vintage-inspired, indoor/outdoor market featuring original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home decor, outdoor furnishings, and so much more. They have events multiple times a month, every month, all over the country, so make sure to check their website at vintagemarketdays.com to find an event near you. Each market event is a unique opportunity for vendors to display their talents and passions in creative venues.
The Farm Chicks Vintage & Handmade Fair
Originally scheduled for June, The Farm Chicks rescheduled their 2020 event to August 22-23, this way everyone can still enjoy a little antiquing. Also known as the happiest weekend of the year, this special event is held at the Spokane, Washington Fairgrounds and features hundreds of thoughtfully curated and magically stocked spaces filled to the brim with vintage and handmade wares. As a thank you for years of support, The Farm Chicks has cut 2020 admission cost in half to just $8 for the entire weekend. For more information, you can visit their website at thefarmchicks.com.
Pickin’ Boise Vintage & Artisan Show
Hosted by Past Blessings Farm, this fun lovin’ show offers all things vintage, antiques, and collectibles. Held on June 19-20 at the Expo Idaho in Boise, Idaho, admission is only $7 for the entire weekend and children 12 and under are free. The farm is still accepting vendor applications, and you can apply on their website at www.pastblessingsfarm.com.