Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend the fall edition of Junkstock this weekend. Spokesperson Danielle Schlegelmilch says the exciting news is that Junkstock was able to purchase a century old farm near Waterloo to host the event now and for many years to come.
Sycamore Farm is a century old farm that is about 100 acres larger than their old location. Organizers say this will allow Junkstock to spread their wings. The farm has a number of out-buildings so they can expand the festival itself and hopefully host other events on the grounds throughout the year.
The Harvest Edition features more than 180 vendors, nine band, 21 food trucks and a free Kids Village. Schlegelmilch says to help break in the new Junkstock stage, John Elefante, the former front man from the classic rock band Kansas will perform. The festival is the place for vintage finds, unusual antiques, artisan goods, repurposed items and great food. This is a pet friendly event and the cost is $8 online or at the gate. Children 12 and younger are free.
The gate opens Friday, October 7th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, October 8th from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, October 9th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sycamore Farm is located at 1150 River Road Drive in Waterloo, just north of 228th and Dodge Street.