Fodor's Expert Review Chicago Antique Market
March through December, usually on the last weekend of the month, 200-odd stalls selling clothing, furniture, jewelry, books, and more fill the Plumbers' Hall building and parking lot. Their wares (picture funky finds and vintage treasures rather than tattered paperbacks and refurbished vacuums) appeal to trendy types. The top-rated event also includes an Indie Designer Fashion Market, showcasing one-of-a-kind wearables by up-and-coming local designers. Weekend admission is $10 at the gate ($8 in advance), and children under 12 get in free.