Everyone In Iowa Should Visit This Epic Flea Market At Least Once

There are few events for junk-loving, rust-worshiping, deal-hunting, bargain-hungry shoppers that are as satisfying as this massive flea market in Iowa. Everyone should visit it at least once, and we’re betting you won’t be able to stay away after you’ve seen this.

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What Cheer Flea Market is located at the fairgrounds on 170th Street, in What Cheer, Iowa. For more information and up-to-date news about this year’s market, visit  their website and Facebook page.

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Address: 13061 170th St, What Cheer, IA 50268, USA
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March 01, 2021

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Are there any quilt shops in Iowa?

Many of Iowa’s small towns are home to quilting and fabric shops, but two, in particular, stand out to longtime crafters. Crazy to Quilt in Cedar Falls seems to have everything you could possibly want in stock and The Quilting Connection in Ames is the largest fabric shop around. If you’re a quilter, you’re sure to find a unique bolt of fabric or a fun pattern to try.

Where can I find unique shopping destinations in Iowa?

All summer long, various flea markets pop up all over the state, but if you’re looking for a year-round shopping experience, check out Spence’s Bazaar. This unique indoor bargain mart offers goods from dozens of vendors and delicious flea market food that’s sure to hit the spot. For a slightly different experience, spend a day shopping in the Amana Colonies. Handmade goods, furniture, candy, smoked meats, and holiday decor are all waiting for you.

Address: 13061 170th St, What Cheer, IA 50268, USA