Iowa embodies community spirit. Neighborhoods have eclectic mixes of demographics across society, and everyone is welcoming and seems to genuinely enjoy each other’s company. When you’re a fan of flea markets and have visited your fair share, you soon realize no two are similar: Whether it’s the vendors, setting, treasures or tasty options, all events are unique and we wouldn’t want it any other way. This is certainly true for the flea markets in Iowa. No matter the size of the event, the busy men and women behind the scenes strive to make sure their visitors and vendors have a great time by putting the H in hospitality. It’s evident with how these flea markets have grown with fan loyalty. Because of the State's amazing and diverse population of local artists and musicians, and the prestigious University of Iowa Writers Workshop, Iowa's cultural background means that the treasures with a flair for the vintage, repurposed, and rusty junk that find themselves up for sale at the many popular flea markets and antique markets, are truly appreciated. As well as bringing the community together, the markets are also welcoming for any out-of-state visitor, and create a lovely window into life in this awesome state.