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List of arts and craft fairs in Wichita area

The Keriel Dairy Fall Barn Sale Oct. 14 is held in a barn in Butler County.
The Keriel Dairy Fall Barn Sale Oct. 14 is held in a barn in Butler County. Courtesy photo

Wichita arts/crafts shows

Sept. 15-17, Autumn & Art, Bradley Fair, 2000 N. Rock, free. In its eighth year, this juried fine arts show and sale features 98 artists from 22 states, including 31 Kansas artists. Original works available in 14 artistic media in booths along the Bradley Fair Parkway. Also: live performing arts, hands-on art projects and other children’s activities, artist demonstrations and more entertainment. autumnandart.com

Sept. 23 & Oct. 14, Rusted Rooster Outdoor Market, 837 N. Andover Road, Andover, free. Rusted Rooster moved its retail business to Paramount East Antique Mall and now rents this space as a venue. They also hold a monthly outdoor market with vendors inside and outside selling handmade, vintage and repurposed items. rustedrooster.blogspot.com

Oct. 15, Unique Antique Market, Sedgwick County Extension Center, 7001 W. 21st, free. The 23rd annual fall show has vendors selling vintage and antique jewelry, clothing, garden, home décor and more. facebook.com/unique.antique.market

Oct. 21, Craftapalooza Vintage Market, Century II, 225 W. Douglas, $5 ages 13 & up. This event is held several times a year and brings together boutique merchants with sellers of handcrafted and vintage/antique items. montagefestivals.com

Nov. 10-12, Vintage Market Days, Hartman Arena, 8151 N, Hartman Arena Dr., Park City, $5 ages 13 & up. Held in multiple cities and states, these three-day events focus on vintage and vintage-inspired jewelry, clothing and home décor, as well as architectural salvage and repurposed items. wichita.vintagemarketdays.com

Regional arts/crafts shows

Sept. 14-16, Autumn Daze Arts, Crafts & Music Festival, Branson, Mo., free. The 44th annual event includes a juried show in historic downtown Branson featuring more than 100 crafters and artists from across the Midwest. Shoppers will find a wide variety of items, including collectibles, wood crafts, ironworks, quilts, jewelry, crocheted and knitted items, with many vendors demonstrating their techniques. downtownbranson.org/autumn-daze

Sept. 16, Hillsboro Arts & Crafts Fair, Hillsboro, free. Taking place since 1970, this juried festival covers a seven-block area in downtown Hillsboro with 300 vendors and more than 40,000 shoppers. The event has been rated among the top 100 arts and crafts shows in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine. hillsboroartsandcraftsfair.org

Sept. 16, Art in the Park, Marion, free. Held the same day as the Hillsboro fair and just 12 miles east. This 39th annual event offers 250 vendors selling ceramics, woodcrafts, leatherworks, bath and body products, local honey, upcycled and repurposed items and clothing, including vintage linen clothing. marionks.com

Sept. 22-24, Plaza Art Fair, Kansas City, Mo., free. This is one of the longest-running fine art events (86 years) in the nation and attracts a crowd of 250,000 to nine blocks of the Country Club Plaza. Shoppers will find three live music stages, more than 25 featured restaurant booths and 240 artists offering ceramics, jewelry, photography and more from across the country. plazaartfair.com

Sept. 23-24, UNPLAZA Art Fair, Kansas City, Mo., free. Held in Southmoreland Park near the Plaza, this event has shadowed the Plaza Art Fair for the past 27 years. Its focus is on local artists, with a juried selection of nearly 100 displaying and selling art. peaceworkskc.org/unplaza

Sept. 23-24, Cider Days Fall Festival, Topeka, $7 ages 10 & up. This 36-year-old event has grown into northeast Kansas’ largest arts and crafts show. Along with other festival activities, there are more than 250 booths at the Kansas Expocentre. topekaciderdays.com

Sept. 23-24, Fair Grove Heritage Reunion, Fair Grove, Mo., free. Located 14 miles north of Springfield, Fair Grove’s 40th annual event brings 30,000 to a historical site that has been restored as one of only two working steam-powered grist mills in the U.S. The two-day festival includes old-time demonstrations, antique equipment, live music and a parade, along with 300 juried vendors featuring handmade crafts. fghps.org/heritage-reunion.html

Sept. 23, Overland Park Fall Festival, Overland Park, free. An arts and crafts fair is part of this festival that annually draws 30,000 to downtown Overland Park. More than 120 artisan booths will be set up in Santa Fe Commons Park for the 56th annual event. opkansas.org/fallfestival

Sept. 30, Whimmydiddle Arts and Crafts Fair, Scott City, free. One of the largest crafts shows in western Kansas, this event features 200 exhibitors from across the U.S. who arrive with original art, metal working, pottery and crafts in wood, fabric, jewelry, silk and dried flowers. whimmydiddle.org

Sept. 30, Prairie Sun Outdoor Market at Souders Historical Farm Museum, 39925 W. 39th St. S. Cheney, free. Acres of local artisans, antiques, collectibles, new/used flea market finds and food are planned for this event as well as tours of the farm that depicts what life was like in Cheney and rural Kansas in the late 1880s and early 1900s. facebook.com/prairiesunmarket

Sept. 30-Oct. 1, Strawberry Swing Indie Craft Fair, Kansas City, free. Earlier this year, Buzzfeed named this series of seasonal fairs one of the “35 Indie Craft Fairs Every Creative Person Needs to Visit .” Focused on handmade, recycled and upcycled items, this edition has a fall festival vibe and more than 50 vendors. thestrawberryswing.org

Oct. 6-7, Pumpkin Patch Arts and Crafts Fair, Manhattan, free. Local vendors selling handmade and refurbished arts and crafts as well as exhibitors demonstrating various skills and trade at Cico Park. pumpkinpatchartsandcrafts.com

Oct. 6-8, Summit Art Festival, Lee’s Summit, Mo., free. The 10th year for this fine-art event held just outside Kansas City will include about 90 national, regional and local artisans. summitartfest.org

Oct. 7, Art in the Park, Winfield, $2 suggested donation. Barnwood signs, photography, paintings, stained glass, jewelry — shoppers will find a variety of local and regional artists’ booths at this 43rd annual juried arts and crafts show in the town’s Island Park. winfieldarts.org/art-park-festival

Oct. 7, Collingwood Barn Bazaar, Pretty Prairie, $3. More than 100 vendors from Kansas, Oklahoma and Colorado selling crafts, antiques, repurposed furniture, vintage items and more in one of the state’s largest barns. It was built in 1913 and is just over 16,000 square feet. facebook.com/collingwoodbarn

Oct. 7, Kansas Barn Sale, Hesston, $5 ages 13 & up. Now in its seventh year, this event was featured in Country Living Magazine as one of the top seven outdoor markets to visit in 2015. Find handmade art and jewelry, antiques, junk, repurposed items, metal art, barn wood and more at 130 juried vendor booths. There’s a family-friendly atmosphere in and around the big, red barn set on a 6-acre former hog farm. facebook.com/kansasbarnsale

Oct. 7-8, Vintage & Made Fair, West Des Moines, Iowa, $6 ages 13 & up. Held twice a year, organizers say you can find everything needed to create a vintage and handmade lifestyle at this fair started in 2014 and named to Buzzfeed’s list of “35 Indie Craft Fairs Every Creative Person Needs to Visit .” vintageandmadefair.com

Oct. 14, Keriel Dairy Fall Barn Sale, Whitewater, free. The Wiebe family puts on two barn sales every year to supplement the farming income from Keriel Dairy. You’ll find about 40 vendors in and around the barn selling arts, crafts, antiques and edibles like honey and pure maple syrup. Homemade lunch and snacks for sale, too. facebook.com/KerielDairy

Oct. 14-15, Sugar Mound Arts & Crafts Festival, Mound City, free. Now in its 46th year, this event has grown from displaying art by Linn County artists in the 4-H building to more than 400 booths using every building at the fairgrounds to display all types of handcrafted items from local, regional and national artists. The festival attracts 10,000 to this town of about 700. sugarmoundartscrafts.com

Oct. 19-22, War Eagle Fair, Hindsville, Ark., free. With a daily crowd of as many as 80,000 visitors, this is the premier arts and crafts fair in the Ozarks. More than 250 booths are set up on a large fairground along the banks of the War Eagle River in northwest Arkansas, offering handmade arts and crafts in every category. Adjacent to the fairgrounds you’ll find the War Eagle Mill Craft Fair and the Sharp Show, two more events with hundreds of vendors. wareaglefair.com

Nov. 4, Sunflower Arts & Crafts Fair, Anthony, free. Expect about 80 booths set up in the Anthony Municipal Hall for the 45th annual arts and crafts fair. anthonychamber.com

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