The first weekend of October means it’s treasure-hunting time in Michigan’s Great Southwest. Check out where to discover deals and incredible unique finds, from artisans to antiques!


FALL RUMMAGE SALE - Thursday, October 4th through Friday, October 5th

First Congregational Church of St. Joseph
2001 Niles Avenue, St. Joseph, MI 49085

The annual sale at First Congregational Church of St. Joseph has an awesome variety for treasure hunting, full of high-quality antiques, housewares, clothes, tools and so much more! It’s indoors and outdoors, and there’s even a bag sale on Friday afternoon to score some awesome deals. Check it out on Thursday, October 4th from 10:00am-6:00pm (outdoor sale starts at 9:00am!). On Friday, October 5th, it’s half-price from 9:00am-12:00pm, and there’s a $4 bag sale from 12:00-2:00pm! Click here for more information.


THE CHRISTMAS TREE’S OPEN HOUSE - Friday, October 5th through Sunday, October 6th

The Christmas Tree

2675 Mizpah Park Drive Benton Harbor, Michigan 49022

Visit sisters Kathleen and Madeline at the kick off to Christmas (yes, in October!). The family business has been offering Christmas and more to the community for over 20 years. Join them for their “Merry Christmas Open House) Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for gift certificate deals, prizes, and a start on your holiday season! Click here for more information.


CHAPEL HILL ARTS & CRAFT SHOW - Saturday, October 6th

Berrien County Youth Fairgrounds
9122 Old US 31, Berrien Springs, MI 49103

The largest arts & crafts show in Southwest Michigan happens each year on the first Saturday of October, and this year they are welcoming over 280 exhibitors from several states! You can find clay and pottery, metal arts, pet products, wearable art, woodworking, candles, an outdoor farmer’s market, and much, much more! Visit them on Saturday, October 6th from 8:00am-4:00pm (there is a $2.00 admission fee). Click here for more information.


ANTIQUES ON THE BLUFF - Sunday, October 7th

Lake Bluff Park

Antiques on the Bluff is held along tree lined Lake Bluff Park, overlooking Lake Michigan. This antique show is a premier event for St. Joseph and antiquers around Southwest Michigan! The free show runs from 10am to 5pm the first Sunday of each month May through October, so be sure to catch the last one of the season! It is a rain or shine event. Click here for more information.


MONDAY MAKER’S MARKET - Monday, October 8th

The Livery Microbrewery

190 5th St, Benton Harbor, MI 49022

 Come shop local at the Benton Harbor brewery! The monthly market features a wide variety of vendors, from jewelry makers to photographers, soap and candle makers and more. Enjoy a craft beer (brewed on-site) and a hand tossed pizza while you shop, too. You can’t get more local than this! Click here for more information.