Wednesday, July 02, 2014

A Picker's Paradise...

A couple of weekends ago my husband and I hopped in our car and drove eight hours to Omaha. We had planned to make the drive to visit our daughter's wonderful family sometime this summer, but when she called to tell us about a huge flea market scheduled that weekend just 10 minutes from their home, we decided to pack right then and there. We were not disappointed.

Junkstock happens twice a year -- early summer and mid fall -- in the fields of an old dairy farm in west Omaha. It's a unique shopping event that features antique and vintage finds, including repurposed items, rescued finds, mid-century modern, architectural salvage, jewelry, homemade goods, and lots of nostalgia. Food and beverages are also available along with live music.

The farm is filled with junk and vintage vendors from many different states. Simply put: it's the best picker's paradise I've ever visited.

Each and every vendor deserves a visit. 

It's definitely worth a road trip if you're into repurposed, antique or vintage finds! Apparently, Mike and Frank from American Pickers agree with that statement, as they stopped by on Sunday to browse.

We went on Saturday, which was the morning after a torrential thunder and rainstorm. The fields {and a few of the upholstered furniture items} were a bit soggy, but overall there were so many fun items to browse through or purchase that the slippery conditions hardly mattered.

This is one event I'd love to come back to time and time again. The next Junkstock is scheduled for October 10th, 11th, and 12th of this year.  Our calendar is already marked...

Somehow we didn't manage to buy one thing! I'm a little disappointed in my shopping prowess. We even took out some seats in our minivan before we left home "just in case." Next time I'll have to get more serious, which shouldn't be hard.


Salmagundi said...

Thanks for sharing - we are close enough in So. Colorado to make the trip. Maybe in October!!! Sally

ga447 said...

thanks for the photos, I live 3 miles from this place and haven't gone. All those cars scare me.
I will go in the fall.