Hilary and I hadn’t taken a roadtrip since OKC, so even though it turned out to be a very cold and windy day, we took a roadtrip to Junkstock!!
Did you know that I used to set up at Junkstock!! I sat up back when it was located on a dairy farm in the middle of Omaha, Nebraska. It was an amazing backdrop for the event and a fun show to participate in! Eventually the owner of the show purchased land where they could have free reign of the event and property. This moved it a little farther down the road to Waterloo, Nebraska.
I did set up at the new location for it’s very first show. And boy was that trip eventful! I did shows by myself. That meant loading and unloading by myself. And solo travel. On this trip I had a flat tire! Changing a tire is never a fun thing! Especially with a loaded down trailer. I also had to get into the back set of the truck to get the jack and the tool to lower the spare. Easier said than done when I had “tetrised” the back seat full of junk for the show!!
The only blessing in all of this is that I think I had a couple flat tires in the month leading up to the show, so I had at least had practiced changing a tire!!
This event was also like a swamp. It rained and my booth location was in a low spot. For today’s show, my old booth location was now being used for a parking lot. And that is probably one of the best things about the show as a vendor. The owner and coordinator, Sara, is just so good at what she does. Every year seemed to bring up a new, unforeseen, problem. But Sara always had that problem solved by the next show. As a vendor that is very important!
You can also see in the videos and photos, that Sara knows how to put on a show! She has food, music, and ABSOLUTELY amazing displays located throughout the event!
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Checkout all of these repurposed mushrooms!! Sara and her team are so creative! These are just a few of what she had on display. There were also a lot of mushrooms made from carved wood. Mushrooms are hot right now, so I can see a lot of people recreating this look!
While I was mainly videotaping while we were at this event, I did take a few photos!
If you haven’t been to Junkstock or haven’t been recently, then you need to go! It is definitely a bucklist antique show!! It was a bonus for me because I got to see so many of my dealer friends!! Pictured here is my co-pilot Hilary Prall, then Jessica Richter and Brandon Kimes!