Spring Junkstock April 7-9 brings new changes and improvements
OMAHA, NEB. Junkstock, Omaha’s original vintage festival, is back at it again with their Spring Edition scheduled for April 7-9, 2017. They moved to their new home at Sycamore Farms last fall and have been busy all winter getting the century-old horse farm ready. The 12th Junkstock will feature: more than 200 junk vendors and makers from 20 states, live-music by 7 bands, 18 food trucks, and a free kid’s zone. Over the last six years Junkstock has become known as the place to find vintage and unique antiques, handmade artisan goods and foods and one of a kind repurposed relics.
“We can’t wait for everyone to see the new additions to Sycamore Farms,” Sara Alexander, Founder of Junkstock says. “Since the first show at our new farm last fall we have learned a lot about our new home and have made some major changes. The biggest being adding more entrances and exits and working with the city and state to have a new plan for traffic in and out of the farm.
We’ve also added free shuttles from Metropolitan Community College- Elkhorn Campus. This winter our team has also been sprucing, painting and adding the Junkstock touch to our big barn so we will have around 10,000 square feet of new indoor vendor space as well.”
Also new this year is a petting zoo and special art pieces around the farm. The free kids’ zone also offers bounce houses, face painting, balloon twisting and more. Pony rides are also available for additional fee. The pet friendly event is $8 online or $10 at the gate per day or $20 for the whole weekend. Children 12 and younger are free. Season passes and Early bird weekend passes are also available that get you in two hours early Friday.
Junkstock’s new home Sycamore Farms is located at 1150 River Road Dr. in Waterloo, NE, just North of Dodge off at 228th St. The spring event runs Friday, April 7 from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. (early bird 8-10 a.m.), Saturday, April 8 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday,
April 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For a full list of vendors, bands, food trucks, kids’ activities and to buy tickets please visit: junkstock.com .
Junkstock started as a dream in the spring of 2012 by Junque’ Factory store owner Sara Alexander. At the time Alexander had two store locations in the Omaha Metro, one being a chicken coop at a West Omaha dairy farm. She saw the potential of the farm and dreamed of a repurposed revival for junk lovers to gather and the rest is history. The first event was held in June 2012 with 29 vendors and has since grown to nearly 200 vendors. Junkstock recently moved to their forever home, a century-old horse farm, just a few miles down the road at Sycamore Farms. More information about Junkstock is at firstname.lastname@example.org or via telephone at (402) 212-2203.