It’s Junk Bonanza time! It’s Junk Bonanza time! Yep, it’s Junk Bonanza time. Perhaps you can tell, I am beyond excited to make another appearance at the event coined, “Disneyland for Junkers.”
I will be back in the side building to bring you rusty, crusty junking goodness. It is a perfect place for customers to nab some fresh air, while they put their feet up, all while sipping on a refreshing Bloody Mary (also available just steps away from my booth).
Be sure to stop by to share a hug and hello if you are out and about. Familiar faces are awesome in the sea of shoppers. Be sure to tune into my social media feeds, as I’ll be sharing live updates and photos start to finish.
Spring Bonanza 2018:
Thursday, April 19
Early Bird Admission 8AM-5PM
General Admission 10AM-5PM
Friday, April 20
General Admission 9AM-5PM
Saturday, April 21
General Admission 9AM-5PM
ADMISSION: $10 PER DAY
$10 per day (at the door only)
Early Bird Admission
$25 online (or $30 at the door)
1100 Canterbury Rd S, Shakopee, MN 55379
Junk Bonanza recently asked their readers for tips on attending the event.
Check out their awesome list here:
We asked our readers for suggestions on making your Junk Bonanza #minneapolis outing successful! We hope you enjoy — and heed their savvy advice!
Arrive early: Get there in the morning that’s when you get the first pick!
— Teri Garin
Know your needs: Bring your tape measure, fabric and paint samples and dimensions of what you are looking for!
— Laura Carlson Goewey
Don’t hesitate: If you like it, buy it, because it won’t be there when you come through a second time.
— Jodi Abhold Zehner
Carry on: Bring a big bag to carry all of your fun stuff and buy a Bloody Mary right away! They are amazing!
— Melissa Taufen Bezotte
Prep your vehicle: Make sure you have room in your vehicle for that “unexpected, I gotta have it” find!
— Melissa Ausland
Know your options: Remember if the item you are wanting to buy is not the right color you can always paint it!
— Cheryl Borns
Carry cash: Many vendors take credit cards, but small bills are always good to have on hand for those little sales, too. Bring on JB 2017!
— Mary Banaszewski Waschek
Be practical: Wear comfortable shoes.
— Ashley Walsh
Bring storage: Take a foldable canvas shopping cart so your hands are free to shop, eat and pay for all of your wonderful Bonanza purchases. A crossbody pocketbook keeps your hands free!
— Among the Treasures
Have a strategy: Arrive early and make a quick sweep through looking for furniture. If you like it, buy it because it may not be there later. You can often leave big items with the vendor to haul to your vehicle later in the day. Then, drink in hand, browse through at a slower pace, checking out smaller items in each booth.
— Angie Kruse
Have another strategy: As a vendor/shopper, I shop one direction around the building, then turn around and go the other way around. I see many new things shopping that way!
— Robin Hanson
Plan ahead: Bring a companion with muscle power to help carry your treasure.
— Kelly Parks Heeringa
Be your best self: Shows like this are a lot of work for vendors, and they are often exhausted. Be polite and friendly.
— Stephanie Kent-Wargin
Have fun: Pace yourself and enjoy!
— Mary Winkels
To these we add: stay hydrated, don’t forget to take a lunch break and don’t worry, there are ATMs on site!