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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Walnut Named to Fodor's 10 Best Antiquing Towns in the U.S.

Fodor's 10 Best Antiquing Towns in the U.S.

Fodor's Travel has named Walnut, Iowa to its 10 best list for antique destinations in the United States.
Known as Iowa's Antique City, the community celebrates its destination status with an annual town-wide antique show that attracts 300 dealers from across the country each June. Start your day at The Barn Mall, an actual barn featuring 34 vendor booths on two floors with a third floor dedicated to an assortment of vintage chairs. Continue on to the Vintage Bulldog, where classic cameras, long-forgotten radios, and retro fans are among the highlights.

Insider Tip: The Walnut Mural Project re-introduced the town in 2001 to colorful wall paintings of the bygone-era of the 1900’s. While in Walnut, seek out the murals and look for the letter on each one spelling Walnut. (There’s a map and a key to each mural in the visitor’s center.)

Thursday, November 13, 2014

33rd Annual Christmas Walk



33rd Annual Christmas Antique Walk


The annual Christmas Walk will be held on Friday and Saturday, November 28th & 29th in downtown Walnut. 

This event is sponsored by the Walnut Merchants Association and is held every year during Thanksgiving weekend. 

Iowa's Antique City is all decked out during the Holiday Season giving Walnut a country Christmas atmosphere. Visiting Walnut during the Christmas Walk is a particularly festive time to visit our quaint little community.  More Info




Monday, June 2, 2014

June 13-15, 2014 ~~ 32nd Annual Antique Walk ~~

The Walnut Antique Show began in 1982 and has a rich history of attracting antique vendors and shoppers from around the world!

Over 300 dealers from across the United States set up their booths, restocking daily with newly displayed items.

If you haven't attended the Walnut AMVETs Antique Show, you will discover that this is the show to "find it and buy it."

Walnut's turn-of-the-century buildings, brick and tree-lined streets, country hospitality and existing malls and shops are the perfect setting for this wonderful annual event.



Held annually over Father's Day weekend!


The 2014 32nd Annual Walnut Antique Show will be held on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, June 13-14-15th, 2014.

Friday, June 13th - 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 14th - 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 15th - 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

More information here: http://www.walnutantiqueshow.com/

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

32nd Annual Christmas Antique Walk - Nov 29-30, 2013.

The annual Christmas Walk in 2013 will be held on Friday and Saturday, November 29th & 30th in downtown Walnut. This event is sponsored by the Walnut Merchants Association and is held every year during Thanksgiving weekend. Iowa's Antique City is all decked out during the Holiday Season giving Walnut a country Christmas atmosphere. Visiting Walnut during the Christmas Walk is a particularly festive time to visit our quaint little community.


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Saturday, May 25, 2013

31st Annual Walnut Antique Show June 14th, 15th and 16th, 2013.


The 31st Annual Walnut Antique Show is fast approaching. The dates for 2013 are June 14th, 15th & 16th.

The Annual Walnut Antique Show is as always held over Father's Day Weekend.

 June 14th, 15th and 16th, 2013. If you haven't attended this event, we are sure you will be pleased with the variety and quality of the antiques at the show. Plan to attend this year's show now and see for yourself why this show is one of Iowa's most popular destinations.

More Info Here

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

MARKET WARRIORS: Antiquing in Walnut, IA Airs January 7, 2013

Market Warriors Visit to Walnut Airs on Monday, January 7, 2013, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET


This week the MARKET WARRIORS head to Walnut, Iowa, to the Walnut Antique Show, with a new competitor in the mix. 
The target assignment is gold, and Mark L. Walberg injects some quick wit when one of the pickers goes for a broad interpretation the others aren’t buying. 

A sudden rainstorm that causes most of the dealers to close down shop helps determine who wins and loses. Some key finds include a Herman Miller chair, an aluminum plane and a piece of tramp art (a woodcutting style that involves layers of whittled pieces).

Monday, July 25, 2011

19th Annual Walnut Optimist Club's Antique City Car Show

The Walnut Optimist Club's Annual Antique City Car Show is always scheduled for the first Sunday in August. There are 27 Classes with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place trophies plus special awards given. There are also "Stock" and "Modified" classes for both autos and pickups with "Special Awards" for Best GM, Best Ford, Best MOPAR, and Best Other. The judging will be held on tree canopied Antique City Drive in Walnut.

The 19th Annual Walnut Optimist Club's Antique City Car Show is scheduled for Sunday, August 7, 2011 and will again be held on Walnut's beautiful Antique City Drive. So mark your calendars, and we hope to see you there!

More Info Here