As Spring returns to NorCal it is time once again to visit the antique shows, shops and markets in search of that perfect something to spruce up your space for the season. April and May bring some of our favorite annual events where several vendors collaborate to offer the best of the best from miles around. Whether you are an antiquing novice or a dealer wishing to participate these gatherings are an excellent way to see what’s happening in the market this year.

The fun begins April 7 & 8 at the Roses and Rust Vintage Market in Anderson. Every year friends, neighbors and visitors from afar gather at the Shasta County Fairgrounds to buy, sell, trade or just browse the wonderful and unique items available. Patrons can expect to find everything from authentic antiques and furniture to one of a kind hand-crafted and repurposed treasures. Vintage camping trailers will be on-site as well to whisk you back to days gone by on the open road. For more details or to purchase tickets online visit their website or follow them on Facebook to keep up to date on the latest details. Admission: Friday Evening+Saturday = $15.50* Saturday Only = $7.50* Children 15 and under Free * A $.50 discount is offered for CASH payment on ticket purchases. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the gate on the day of the show 1/2hour prior to event opening.

The month of May is all about Mom so why not begin her Mothers Day with a trip to the Mothers Day Chico Antiques & Design Faire at Patrick Ranch? For five years running antique hounds and collectors from Oregon to the Bay Area and beyond  have flocked to this outdoor market hosted by the Eighth & Main Antique Center of Chico. This year brings over 50 vendors to the ranch, showcasing a wonderful array of classic antiques and vintage collectibles along with up-cycled and repurposed treasures from all around the historical north state. The original house at Patrick Ranch has been transformed into a splendid museum that will be open to enjoy with Mom on her special day as well. Shop, explore, sample the fare of the food vendors and make a day of it. For more information call 530-893-5534 and ask for Marc or Amanda or visit the show’s Facebook page 10381 Midway, Chico, May 13th: 8am – 3pm, Admission: $5.00

Since the Fall of 2011 the Vintage Country Flea Market has enticed collectors, decorators and market enthusiasts to gather twice a year. May 20th brings the first event of 2017 to the Veterans Memorial Hall in downtown Willows. Accredited as One of the Season’s Best Fleas!” by Romantic Country Magazine in the Fall of 2013 this small, romantic market boasts at least 35 fabulous dealers of the old, new, eclectic and unique. Gourmet foods, music and  more keep shoppers and vendors alike returning for the fun every Spring and Fall, year after year. Prepay begins at 7am Gates Open at 8am (Must be present for hand stamp). For more information call +1.530.934.3664 or visit their Facebook page for updates. 525 W Sycamore St, Willows May 20th: 8AM – 3PM. Admission $5.00