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Walnut Antique Show in Iowa


Each Father's Day weekend, 300 antique dealers from all over the country set up shop in historic Walnut, Iowa for the annual Walnut Antique Show. Join the 50,000 yearly shoppers for the festive street-fair atmosphere and turn-of-the-century, small town charm. Walnut AMVETs Antique Show is the show's official name.


Dates and Times:

  • Each Father's Day weekend
  • 2014 Dates: June 13 through 15
  • 2015 Dates: June 19 through 21
  • 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday
  • 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday
  • 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday


  • Free admission
  • Free parking


There's a reason the town of Walnut calls itself Iowa's Antique City. With more than 300 antique vendors showing new merchandise daily, there's little you won't find at the Walnut Antique Show. Expect to find:

  • Antiques and collectibles
  • Estate jewelry
  • Vintage clothing and antique textiles
  • Home decor
  • Furniture, from fine antiques to shabby vintage
  • Vintage and antique lighting
  • Porcelain, ceramics, and glassware
  • Books
  • Architectural salvage

The Inside Scoop:

  • Come hungry. Local organizations and bistros set up more food booths than you can sample in one weekend.
  • While you're in Walnut, visit the town's year-round antique stores for even more antique finds.
  • Plan to haggle at the antique show, but expect the best deals on Sunday. The show ends at 4 p.m., and the bargains get better as the end of the show draws near.

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