There is big news for what started as a small festival in Nebraska six years ago. Danelle Schlegelmilch is the public relations director for Junkstock and says the festival is receiving national attention.
Junkstock was recently listed in Better Homes and Gardens Flea Market Style magazine as the number two must attend flea markets in the country. And there is more. Schlegelmilch says, “The American Pickers are even thinking of us. They showed up on their own a couple of years ago and Mike Wolfe is still talking about us. A couple of weeks ago his team called us and did a feature naming us the best flea market in the country.” She says it is amazing how Junkstock has grown. It started as a dream by a small family owned business turned into one of the best festivals in the country and receiving so much recognition.
The fall edition runs October 6th through the 8th at Sycamore Farms, 1150 River Road Drive near Waterloo. It will feature more than 200 vendors and makers, more than 30 food trucks, eleven live bands and a free kid’s zone. This is the 14th edition of Junkstock that features vintage and unique antiques, handmade artisan goods and one of kind repurposed relics. Schlegelmilch says they also have a tiny wedding chapel and several couples plan on tying the knot this weekend at Junkstock.
Scatter Joy Acres, a non-profit animal rescue group will have a petting zoo and offer pony rides with proceeds going to their cause.
There is plenty of parking at the farm and is free. Free shuttles are also available from Metropolitan Community College – Elkhorn Campus. Children 12 and younger are free. This is a pet friendly event.