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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.


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August

Michigan Renaissance Festival

Holly, MI, USA

Aug 17 - Sep 29, 2019

Renaissance-themed entertainment. . .

Minnesota Renaissance Festival

Shakopee, MN, USA

August 17 - September 29, 2019

Renaissance-themed entertainment. . .

Kansas City Renaissance Festival

Bonner Springs, KS, USA

Aug 31 - Oct 14, 2019

Renaissance-themed entertainment. . .

Ohio Renaissance Festival

Waynesville, OH, USA

Aug 31 - Oct 27, 2019

Renaissance-themed entertainment. . .

September

St. Louis Renaissance Faire

Wentzville, MO, USA

Sep 14 - Oct 13, 2019

Renaissance-themed entertainment. . .

St. Louis Renaissance Festival

Wentzville, MO, USA

Sep 14 - Oct 13, 2019

Renaissance-themed entertainment. . .

Cincinnati Comic Expo

Cincinnati, OH, USA

Sep 20 - 22, 2019

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

Ramencon

South Bend, IN, USA

September 20 - 22, 2019

Anime convention. . .

FantastiCon - Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne, IN, USA

Sep 21 - 22, 2019

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

MECCAcon Detroit

Detroit, MI, USA

Sep 21, 2019

Comic book and literacy convention with a film festival. . .

TopCon Pop Expo

Topeka, KS, USA

Sep 21 - 22, 2019

Pop culture convention. . .

Cartoon Crossroads

Columbus, OH, USA

Sep 26 - 29, 2019

Cartoon arts festival. . .

Junk Bonanza Minneapolis - Fall

Shakopee, MN, USA

Sep 26 - 28, 2019

Antique show and flea market. . .

Gear

Chicago Steampunk Exposition

Rosemont, IL, USA

September 27 - 29, 2019

A new steampunk con from the producer of the International Steampunk Symposium. . .

Ingenuity Fest 2019: Dreamscapes

Cleveland, OH, USA

Sep 27 - 29, 2019

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

SÕL-CON: The Brown and Black Comix Expo

Columbus, OH, USA

Sep 27 - 29, 2019

Comic book convention. . .

Chicago Civil War Show - Fall

Wheaton, IL, USA

Sep 28, 2019

Civil War memorabilia. . .

Gear

Model T Birthday Celebration

Detroit, MI, USA

Sep 29, 2019

Annual celebration at a historic automobile factory. . .

October

Con on the Cob

Richfield, OH, USA

Oct 3 - 6, 2019

A "four day celebration of games, art, freaks, and fun. . ."

Archon 43

Collinsville, IL, USA

Oct 4 - 6, 2019

Science fiction/fantasy convention. . .

Wizard World Columbus

Columbus, OH, USA

Oct 18 - 20, 2019

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

Central Missouri Renaissance Festival - Oktoberfest

Kingdom City, MO, USA

Oct 20 - 21, 2019

Renaissance-themed entertainment. . .

Gear

The i-Berry's Steampunk Ball!

Village of Four Seasons, MO, USA

Oct 25, 2019

Steampunk-themed dinner and concert. . .

Wizard World Madison

Madison, WI, USA

Oct 25 - 27, 2019

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

November

Icon 44

Cedar Rapids, IA, USA

Nov 1 - 3, 2019

Science fiction/fantasy convention. . .

Grand Rapids Comic-Con

Grand Rapids, MI, USA

Nov 8 - 10, 2019

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

Kentucky Book Festival

Lexington, KY, USA

Nov 10 - 16, 2019

Literary festival. . .

Gear

TeslaCon: Murder on the Orient Express

Middleton, WI, USA

Nov 14 - 17, 2019

Immersive steampunk convention. . .

Windycon 2019

Lombard, IL, USA

Nov 15 - 17, 2019

Science fiction/fantasy convention. . .

Buckeye Comic Con - Fall

Columbus, OH, USA

Nov 24, 2019

Comic book and pop culture convention. . .

Gear

Chicago TARDIS

Lombard, IL, USA

Nov 29 - Dec 1, 2019

Doctor Who convention. . .

Chicago Pop Culture Convention

St. Charles, IL, USA

Nov 30 - Dec 1, 2019

Multi-genre convention, including steampunk. . .

December

Oddmall: Chrishanukwanzmadan

Canton, OH, USA

Dec 7 - 8, 2019

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