IOWA GAS is the nation’s largest gas, oil and auto-related advertising swap meet, show and auction
If you have never attended Iowa Gas or have been unable to attend for some time, please accept our invitation. There is no admission charge for buyers. When you attend the Annual Iowa Gas Swap Meet and Auction, expect to find vintage signs, gasoline pumps, neon, gas globes, maps, cans and containers, uniforms, soft drink and tobacco items, and other collectible memorabilia from the past to decorate your garage, office, or home. Sorry, no cars, car parts, or crafts at this event. Collectors and vendors from around the country, Canada, and Europe make their annual pilgrimage to Des Moines to buy, sell, and trade collectible antique advertising pieces of historic interest. Iowa Gas features two days (Wednesday and Thursday) of vending in the parking lot, ballroom, courtyard and hotel rooms. A room-to-room swap is held on Wednesday and Thursday evenings. A hospitality gathering is held on Thursday evening. Friday is a large general collectibles auction.