FF: The Brimfield Show 2014

brimSo all the cool kids are off to Brimfield this weekend – the Spring 2014 Brimfield Show continues today through Sunday and it is the granddaddy of all the great American antique and collectible shows.

If you can’t make it to Brimfield this weekend – mark your calendar: the Brimfield summer show will be held July 8-13 and the fall show will be September 2-7, 2014.

Learn more about the epic Brimfield Show here.

FF: The 32nd Annual Walnut Antique Show in Walnut, Iowa

WALNUTMeanwhile, for us Midwesterners, we can get our big antique show fix coming up in June with the Walnut Antique Show in Walnut, Iowa.

About the Walnut Antique Show in Walnut, Iowa: “The 32nd Annual Walnut AMVETs Antique Show will continue the tradition. More than 300 dealers from across the United States will set up their booths, restocking daily with newly displayed items. If you haven’t attended the Walnut AMVETs Antique Show, you will discover that this is the show to ‘find it and buy it.’ Walnut’s turn-of-the-century buildings, brick and tree-lined streets, country hospitality and existing malls and shops are the perfect setting for the show.”

The 32nd Annual Walnut Antique Show will be held Father’s Day Weekend: June 13-15, 2014.

FF: Country Living Fairs

clfMeanwhile, the fine folks at Country Living magazine host a few Country Living Fairs every year and they are fabulous.

This year’s fairs will be held:

  • Rhinebeck, New York (June 7-9)
  • Columbus, Ohio (September 13-15)
  • Atlanta (October 25-27)

Learn more about Country Living’s Fairs here.

FF: Chicago Gourmet – Sept. 26-28. 2014

CGGAh Chicago in the summer… the city is full of festivals just about every weekend and they are all great. But there are Autumn festivals in Chicago to look forward to as well. Plan to visit Chicago in early fall to attend the Chicago Gourmet Festival.

About Chicago Gourmet: “Chicago Gourmet, presented by Bon Appétit, is a celebration of food and wine showcasing more than 150 of Chicago’s finest restaurants and chefs, as well as hundreds of renowned vintners, spirit makers, and premium breweries. Enjoy live cooking demos, expert seminars, gourmet tastings, and book signings by internationally renowned chefs, master sommeliers, and winemakers.”

Learn more about Chicago Gourmet here.