Junktoberfest (permanently closed)

For one of those rare markets that only pops up a couple of times in a year, Junktoberfest in Nebraska simply has to be on the list of every purveyor and lover of flea markets and all things second hand and kitsch.

For one of those rare markets that only pops up a couple of times in a year, Junktoberfest simply has to be on the list of every purveyor and lover of flea markets and all things second hand and kitsch. There is a small entrance fee to pay, and shoppers can choose to just pop in for either one day or for the whole event, and the money is more than worth for an excellent weekend of all kinds of entertainment.

Junktoberfest is listed as a Vintage and Artisan Gift Market rather than a flea market, and there is a real focus here on design, handcraft, and reutilization of secondhand items. Upcycling, salvaging, reclaiming – whatever you want to call it, Junktoberfest features the very best of what the local area has to offer. There are awesome collectibles, memorabilia, furniture, antiques, gifts galore, handmade or repurposed pieces, crafts, and amazing home decor to be found here, alongside plenty of food and refreshments dotted through the vendors.

The atmosphere at Junktoberfest is always very welcoming and it is clear that the vendors are keen to show off their pieces, whether handmade by them or found ready for re-sale. Junktoberfest is a great spot for making quick friends and gaining inspiration for any projects around the household that have been put off! Whatever ideas you have for brightening up your home, be guaranteed that it has been thought of already and is on display somewhere at Junktoberfest.

The Junktoberfest event mostly takes place over a weekend, but it is possible to pay for ‘early bird’ entry on Friday evening, so the keenest shoppers can get a headstart on the regular crowds. It is an extra fee for this of course, but hardened bargain hunters will all agree it is more than worth it.

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