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7 SPECTACULAR | Autumn Shopping Experiences


It’s Fall. The air is crisp and just cool enough for a sweater. It’s a great time to get outside, grab a cup of coffee and leisurely walk through these unique markets, fairs and downtown events. Fall is a beautiful time throughout Chicagoland. Spend your days out and about and have fun discovering new art, new fashions and vintage treasures. Shop your mornings and afternoons away while creating new memories with family or friends. Visit one or two or visit all. Here are 7 Spectacular Fall Shopping Experiences for you to enjoy.

1. Emerson Creek Vintage Market Oswego • September 11 & October 9 Set on seven scenic acres of farmland, Emerson Creek is the perfect location for shopping in the country. Find vintage, antique and handmade treasures throughout their 3200 sq. foot barn and surrounding tents. Find time to grab a bite to eat in their Tea Room or Café.

2. Sunday at Sandwich Antique Flea Market

Sandwich • October 13 It’s one of the largest treasure hunts around. Expanding across the Sandwich Fairgrounds are vendors with antique, vintage and shabby chic furniture, old signs, and collectibles galore. Give yourself enough time to peruse it all. Food available.

3. Fall Style Weekend Naperville • October 4-6 For a whole weekend focused on fall fashions, head to downtown Naperville for Fall Style Weekend where sales and specials abound in each store. Be caught shopping on Friday, and you could win a shopping treat or gift card! On Saturday morning, join ladies for a Fall Fashion Show at Sullivan’s Steakhouse.

4. Festival of the Vine Arts and Crafts Show Geneva • September 6-8 Jump into a great fall getaway in Geneva where you can sip wines from around the world and sample specialties prepared by Geneva restauranteurs while shopping their extensive flower market and finding those unique gifts at the fine arts and crafts fair. Sept. 6-8th

5. Kane County Flea Market St. Charles • September 1, October 5 & 6 With over 600 dealers each month, you’ll be sure to find unique furniture, vintage wares, sports and entertainment collectibles and much more. The Kane County Flea Market takes over the Kane County Fairgrounds the first Sunday of each month (and the preceding Saturday) to give you a whole weekend shopping experience.

6. Naperville Riverwalk Fine Arts Fair Naperville • September 21-22 Take a beautiful fall walk down Naperville’s Riverwalk at this two-day affair and shop the juried art show where artists exhibit their original work and share their talents with the community. View interesting paintings, sculptures, jewelry, metal art and a variety of craftsmanship.

7. West End Arts Festival LaGrange • September 7 & 8 Browse the work of fine artists from across the Midwest. This free festival celebrates art in various forms and features over 60 noted artist’s displays. In between shopping, enjoy local chefs giving culinary demonstrations while you sip wine and listen to jazz.