Buyer, Collector Information

Buyer Info

If you are attending Iowa Gas as a Non-Vendor you will find the largest selection of quality merchandise available anywhere.  At Iowa Gas over 200 Vendors offer a wide variety of interesting items.  The Auctions accepts 525 exciting items for your bidding.  This event is your best opportunity to add quality pieces to your collection.  You will always find many items offered at bargain prices. There is no admission fee to attend Iowa Gas.  There are many near by hotels for your lodging.  Parking is very limited (see “Essential Information“).

The event is scheduled for Wednesday – Thursday swap meet and Thursday afternoon and Friday morning Auctions’.  Vendors are allowed to set up on Tuesday afternoon.  Vending takes place in the Hotel Parking Lot, the Exhibition Hall and the Courtyard.  Some vendors only sell from their hotel rooms.  Many vendors offer merchandise during room to room trading each evening. Lodging at the host Holiday Inn is reserved for our Vendors and Registered Guests only.  If you desire lodging at the Holiday Inn you must register for the event to obtain a room.  Iowa Gas will then send your information to the hotel and the hotel will contact you directly with your room confirmation. The Non-Vendor Registration fee is $65.00 and you will be placed on our mailing list and will receive information on future events. Your registration fee also pays for:

  • Directory of all participants
  • Iowa Gas Commemorative Pin

Vendors get first opportunity at securing rooms at the hotel.  Rooms for Registered Non-Vendors will open up on June 1st and will be assigned on a first come, first serve, bases.


2021 Non-Vendor Registration Form

The Iowa Gas Swap Meet and Auction are held within the first week of August each year at:
The Des Moines Airport Holiday Inn
6111 Fleur Drive, Des Moines, Iowa