We’ve got “junk in the trunk” — and tons of it.
If you love vintage, up-cycled and repurposed items, you won’t want to miss this weekend’s Junkstock: The Harvest Edition.
More than 50 “junk” vendors from five states will meet at an old dairy farm at 315 S. 192nd St. to sell their vintage treasures, antiques and artisan-made pieces.
Here are the details:
How does it work?
Each vendor will bring his or her own “twist” on repurposing items, including everything from vintage jewelry and children’s clothing made from recycled materials to home decor made from scrap metal. The event also will feature live music, food and a play area for kids with a bounce house, balloons, face-painting and harvest-themed crafts.
What kind of “junk” will be at the event?
Throwing out a few junk terms — such as architectural salvage, farm-fresh finds, rescued junque and cottage shabby chic — are just some of the categories of items you will find. You can also visit www.junkstockomaha.com to get a better idea.
Who came up with the idea for the event?
Junkstock is brainchild of Sara Alexander of Papillion’s Junque Factory, but Scout: Dry Goods & Trade in Dundee and momaha.com, the Omaha World-Herald’s social networking website for moms, are sponsors.
What kind of food will be there?
Locomotive Food Truck and Lindsey Enterprises will serve everything from hot apple cider to Caribbean jerk barbecue.
Which bands are performing?
Brad Hoshaw, Midwest Dilemma, Ray Michael-Host, The Donefits, Platte River Rain, Southpaw Bluegrass Band, Kris Lager, Matt Cox, and Matt Whipkey, among others.
Will there be any celebrities?
Junk insider Cammie Metheny of Flea Market Style magazine will make an appearance and sign autographs. The magazine gives great ideas for using junk in your own home. It’s full of vintage-style decorating ideas, projects, collecting tips, photos and home features. Several of the momaha.com bloggers will also be at the event.
What’s the cost?
There is a $5 admission fee. Children under 12 are free. Weekend passes are available for $12. A portion of the admission fees will be donated to the Creutzfeldt-Jakobs Disease Foundation and The Dragonfly Project, a nonprofit group offering support to those grieving a death.
What are the hours?
Hours will be Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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