Midwest
Events

This section lists events in the Midwest, including Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

The City Guides include listings of events in major metro areas.

For events in other regions, see these pages: Mid-Atlantic, Mountain, New England, Pacific, South Central, Southeast.

See also the complete event listing or "Steamiest" event listing.

July

Bristol Renaissance Faire

Kenosha, WI, USA

July 7 - September 3, 2018

Renaissance-themed entertainment. . .

The Great Lakes Medieval Faire and Marketplace

Rock Creek, OH, USA

July 14 - August 19, 2018

Medieval-themed entertainment. . .

Ann Arbor Street Art Fair

Ann Arbor, MI, USA

July 19 - 22, 2018

Juried art fair. . .

Diversicon 26

Saint Paul, MN, USA

July 27 - 29, 2018

Science fiction/fantasy convention. . .

Antique Festival of the Ozarks - Branson

Branson, MO, USA

July 28 - 29, 2018

Antique show. . .

Oddmall: Riverside Ramble

Canton, OH, USA

July 28 - 29, 2018

Described as "an exploration of art & artifice. . ."

Randolph Street Market

Chicago, IL, USA

July 28 - 29, 2018

Antique and vintage market. . .

Ren In The Glen

Glenwood City, WI, USA

July 28 - 29, 2018

Renaissance and medieval-themed entertainment. . .

August

Gen Con Indy

Indianapolis, IN, USA

August 2 - 5, 2018

Gaming convention. . .

Gear

Amherstburg Uncommon Festival

Amherstburg, ON, Canada

August 3 - 5, 2018

A mostly free outdoor steampunk festival with some ticketed events. . .

Gear

Britishfest Convention

Omaha, NE, USA

August 4 - 5, 2018

Fan convention focusing on British science-fiction and fantasy. . .

St Andrew's Highland Games

Livonia, MI, USA

August 4, 2018

Scottish-themed games and entertainment. . .

World of Faeries Festival

South Elgin, IL, USA

August 4 - 5, 2018

Fantasy-themed music, dancing, crafts and other activities. . .

Fandomfest Comic and Toy Expo

Louisville, KY, USA

August 10 - 12, 2018

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

STARFLEET International Conference

Bloomington, MN, USA

August 10 - 12, 2018

Business conference for Star Trek fans. . .

Collectors Carnival Antiques Show & Flea Market

Evansville, IN, USA

August 11 - 12, 2018

Antique show. . .

Centreville Michigan Antique Flea Market - Summer

Centreville, MI, USA

August 12, 2018

Antique show. . .

Sunday at Sandwich Antiques Show

Sandwich, IL, USA

August 12, 2018

Antique show. . .

Downtown Oronoco Gold Rush Days

Oronoco, MN, USA

August 17 - 19, 2018

Antique show and flea market. . .

ExpectoCon 2018

Middleton, WI, USA

August 17 - 19, 2018

A "Wizards & Witches Weekend" from the creator of TeslaCon. . .

Minnesota Renaissance Festival

Shakopee, MN, USA

August 18 - September 20, 2018

Renaissance-themed entertainment. . .

Wizard World Chicago

Rosemont, IL, USA

August 23 - 26, 2018

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

Scott Antique Market - Washington Court House

Washington Court House, OH, USA

August 24 - 26, 2018

Antique show. . .

The Midwest Pirate Fest

Papillion, NE, USA

August 25 - 26, 2018

Pirate-themed entertainment. . .

Randolph Street Market

Chicago, IL, USA

August 25 - 26, 2018

Antique and vintage market. . .

Gear

Minnesota Renaissance Festival - Once Upon a Time

Shakopee, MN, USA

August 26 - 27, 2018

Themed weekend with a steampunk costume contest. . .

Sparks Antiques and Collectibles Flea Market

Sparks, KS, USA

August 30 - September 2, 2018

Antique show and flea market. . .

September

Gear

Big River Steampunk Festival

Hannibal, MO, USA

September 1 - 3, 2018

Steampunk festival. . .

Gear

Ohio Renaissance Festival

Waynesville, OH, USA

September 1 - October 28, 2018

Renaissance-themed entertainment. . .

Renaissance Faire at Sleepy Hollow

Des Moines, IA, USA

September 1 - 16, 2018

Renaissance-themed entertainment. . .

Gear

Ohio Renaissance Festival - Time Travelers

Waynesville, OH, USA

September 8 - 9, 2018

Themed weekend at the Renaissance Festival. . .

The Utica Antiques Market

Shelby Township, MI, USA

September 8 - 9, 2018

Antique show. . .

Celtic Festival and Highland Games of the Quad Cities

Davenport, IA, USA

September 14 - 15, 2018

Scottish-themed games and entertainment. . .

Country Living Fair: Ohio (Fall)

Columbus, OH, USA

September 14 - 16, 2018

Art and antiques fair. . .

Oddmall: Rubber City Rumpus

Akron, OH, USA

September 15 - 16, 2018

Described as "an exploration of art & artifice. . ."

Riverwalk Art Fair

Naperville, IL, USA

September 15 - 16, 2018

Juried art fair. . .

St. Louis Renaissance Festival

Wentzville, MO, USA

September 15 - October 14, 2018

Renaissance-themed entertainment. . .

Junk Bonanza Minneapolis

Shakopee, MN, USA

September 20 - 22, 2018

Antique show and flea market. . .

Wizard World Comic Con - Madison

Madison, WI, USA

September 21 - 23, 2018

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

Burton Antiques Market

Burton, OH, USA

September 22, 2018

Antique show. . .

Fantasticon - Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne, IN, USA

September 22 - 23, 2018

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

Gear

Ingenuity Fest 2018

Cleveland, OH, USA

September 28 - 30, 2018

An annual "Festival of Art, Dance, Music, Theater and Technology. . ."

Scott Antique Market - Washington Court House

Washington Court House, OH, USA

September 28 - 30, 2018

Antique show. . .

Chicago Civil War Show

Wheaton, IL, USA

September 29, 2018

Civil War memorabilia. . .

Great Lakes Halfway to Comic-Con

Madison Heights, MI, USA

September 29, 2018

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

Randolph Street Market

Chicago, IL, USA

September 29 - 30, 2018

Antique and vintage market. . .

Vintage & Made Fair

Adel, IA, USA

September 29 - 30, 2018

Marketplace for vintage and handmade goods. . .

October

Icon 43: Eruption

Cedar Rapids, IA, USA

October 5 - 7, 2018

Science fiction/fantasy convention. . .

Cleveland Comic, Card and Nostalgia Show

Westlake, OH, USA

October 7, 2018

Comic book convention. . .

Oddmall: Hallowondrous

Toledo, OH, USA

October 13 - 14, 2018

Described as "an exploration of art & artifice. . ."