Junk Bonanza vintage market at Canterbury Park April 11 to April 13 in Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Junk Bonanza Vintage Market returns to Canterbury Park April 11-13, showcasing vintage finds, beautiful antiques and artisan-repurposed goods from among more than 150 of the nation’s finest handpicked vintage purveyors.

Decorating a new apartment or home? Planning a vintage wedding? Junk Bonanza is the source to tap for design inspiration and the goods to make it happen! Vintage finds, beautiful antiques, one-of-a-kinds and reimagined treasures including furniture, home and garden decor, jewelry and clothing are artfully staged as a series of boutique booths. Visitors will also find a selection of artisanal foodstuffs.

The Bonanza is known for quality vintage goods -- no reproductions allowed. Items are 40 years old or older, or upcycled using materials that age. Another event hallmark? It has become a favored gathering for gal pals, friends and families to meet and to shop -- and to enjoy sipping one of Canterbury’s famous Bloody Mary cocktails while doing so!

The Bonanza is pleased to present Marian Parsons, founder of Miss Mustard Seed‘s Milk Paint. She will provide free paint demonstrations daily, and she will select and paint a piece of vintage furniture to give away via drawing.

Among other activities highlights:

* Jamie and Morgan Molitor of Construction2Style.com, the Elk River, Minn., husband-and-wife duo, will head the Bonanza’s DIY Alley, providing free daily sessions on how to tile, wallpaper and use power tools.

* Enjoy one of two free sessions Saturday on the History of the Cocktail by Bittercube founder, Nick Kosevich. He’ll create multiple Fall cocktails, dispense tips (and share samples with the crowd!); short presentations will be followed with a Q&A.

* Learn to make a willow nest to incorporate into your Spring tabletop decor from the owner/founder of St. Paul’s Foxglove florist, Christine Hoffman.

* Bonanza founder Ki Nassauer, the Editor-in-Chief of Flea Market Style magazine, will sign copies of the March/April issue. Author Fifi O’Neill will sign copies of her latest book, “Global Bohemian: How to Satisfy your Wanderlust at Home.”

* Vendor Benjamin Kelly of Dinosaur Hampton will use a 1940s chain-stitch machine to apply retro-style, hand-drawn designs and lettering to clothing you purchase or bring with you to the Bonanza.

* On Lucky Friday at the Bonanza, attendees can register to win one of hundreds of dollars in $25 coupons to be redeemed for merchandise in the vendor booths of their choosing.

Join the Bonanza, rain or shine, inside at Canterbury Park 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday April 11, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, April 12-13. Want a jump on the best finds? The Early Bird ticket allows entrance at 8 a.m. Thursday for two hours of prime shopping before the doors open to general admission. That ticket is good for readmission Friday and Saturday at the regular opening time. Why shop more than once? Bonanza vendors restock at the close of each day so there is always fresh merchandise!

DETAILS

General admission: $10 per day. Purchase at the door; cash and checks only. ATMs available on site. Early Bird ticket: $25 online, $30 at the door. It is good for entry at 8 a.m. Thursday for two hours of shopping before doors open for general admission. It also can be used for readmission

Friday and Saturday at the regular opening time; vendors restock daily. Order online at http://junkbonanza.com/shop.

Time: Thursday, APRIL 11, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; early birds enter at 8 a.m.

Friday and Saturday, April 12-13, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Canterbury Park, 1100 Canterbury Road S., Shakopee, MN 55379; 20 miles from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

Miss Mustard Seed’s milk paint demonstrations

WHAT: Marian Parsons of Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint will share tips and techniques for painting through a series of free demonstrations. Register to win a piece she will select at the bonanza and paint during the show!

WHEN: Noon Thursday, April 11; noon Friday, April 12; and 11 a.m.,

Saturday, April 13

WHERE: Main Building, 2nd floor

Flea Market Style Magazine signings

WHAT: Bonanza founder, vintage expert and editor-in-chief of Flea Market Style magazine will sign copies of the March/April and previous issues! Enjoy their vintage goodness and chat with Ki!

WHEN: 12:45 p.m. Thursday, April 11; 12:45p.m. Friday, April 12; 12:45 p.m. Saturday, April 13

WHERE: Main Building, 2nd Floor

LEARN MORE: FMS Facebook and Instagram

Get your home skills on in DIY Alley!

WHAT: DIY duo Jamie and Morgan Molitor of construction2style.com will offer how-to demos on wallpapering, tiling and using power tools.

WHEN: Power tools 11 a.m., Tiling tips 1 p.m. Thursday, April 11; Wallpaper 11 a.m., power tools 1 p.m., Friday, April 12; Tiling tips, 1 p.m. Saturday, April 13

WHERE: Main Building, 2nd floor

Shaken & Stirred: A history of cocktails

WHAT: Enjoy a free 20-minute tutorial on the history of cocktails and how-to on constructing fabulous Spring libations (with free samples!) from Nick Kosevich of

Bittercube, an artisanal bitters crafter. Q&A to follow.

WHEN: noon and 2 p.m., Saturday, April 13

WHERE: Main Building, 2nd Floor

LEARN MORE: bittercube.com

“Global Bohemian” Book signing with Fifi O’Neill!

WHAT: Fifi O’Neill will sell and sign copies of her just released book, “Global Bohemian: How to Satisfy your Wanderlust at Home.” O’Neill, a stylist who edits several shelter magazines, is also a pet activist and the author of

“Rescue Me: Love Stories of Humans and the Animals they Saved”.

WHEN: 12:45 p.m. Thursday, April 11; 12:45p.m. Friday April 12

WHERE: Main Building, 2nd floor

LEARN MORE: Facebook and Instagram

BONUS: Copies available to purchase

Make a Willow Nest for your Spring tabletop décor!

WHAT: Check out our beautiful Spring vintage tabletop featuring willow nests made by Foxglove owner/designer Christine Hoffman! Ongoing sale of pussy willows and other Spring branches with nestmaking demos twice daily.

WHEN: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Thursday, April 11

11a.m. and 2 p.m. Friday, April 12

11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, April 13

WHERE: Expo Lobby

Retro Embroidery Service on site

WHAT: Vendor Benjamin Kelly of Dinosaur Hampton will use a 1940s chainstitch machine to apply hand-drawn, retro-style designs and lettering to clothing you purchase or bring with you to the Bonanza!

WHEN: Thursday-Friday-Saturday, April 11, 12 & 13

WHERE: Main Building, 2nd Floor

LEARN MORE: dinosaurhampton.com

Lucky Friday

WHAT: Get lucky on Lucky Friday! Register to win hundreds of dollars in $25 tokens; winners can redeem them for merchandise during the Bonanza in the vendor booths of their choice.

WHEN: All day Friday, April 12

WHERE: Main Building