Junk Jubilee here this SaturdayThose interested in all things junk will be in the right place this weekend in Jamestown. The first Junkin’ Cuzins’ Junk Jubilee and Flea Market is Saturday at the Stutsman County Fairgrounds.
By: Ben Rodgers, The Jamestown Sun
Those interested in all things junk will be in the right place this weekend in Jamestown.
The first Junkin’ Cuzins’ Junk Jubilee and Flea Market is Saturday at the Stutsman County Fairgrounds.
“One thing junkers do is when we go into a rummage sale, or a thrift store, or an auction, we don’t look at the item as what it is, we look at it for its potential,” said Jane Trautman, one of six members of the Junkin’ Cuzins and event organizer.
Trautman herself will be bringing in some repurposed items. She will be one of 39 vendors who will be at the event.
The Junk Jubilee has been talked about for more than a year.
“You should have a wide variety of tastes and styles,” she said. “It’s not all going to be the same — everything is going to be a little different.”
The Junkin’ Cuzins got together because they kept running into each other at auctions and estate or rummage sales.
Trautman and her fellow junkers — Joan Taxis, Debbie Clemens, Jan Williams, Kay Suko and Lorene Iverson — all have different styles.
Some do home furnishings, others make stuff for the garden. All of them reuse things someone else has branded as “junk.”
“You just can’t pass up a deal, we’re a thrifty group,” Trautman said. “Nothing goes to waste.”
Clemens is also excited to team up with her fellow junkers and sell some wares.
“It’ll be kind of wild but that’s all right, that’ll be fun,” she said.
So far the group has been promoting the event in a 100-mile radius around Jamestown, and it’s worked, as the group is satisfied with the number of vendors.
Vendors will be here from all over the state. There will be everything from Avon products to baseball cards and even some food vendors.
“Vendors for the flea market add a lot to the show,” Clemens said. “With the flea markets we have a little bit of everything and something for everybody.”
Indoor space is almost filled, but there is room outside for vendors. Booths are available for $25.
For more information about the event, including any questions, contact either Clemens at 701-763-6516 or dbclemens@ daktel.com or Iverson at 701-658-0087 or loreneiver email@example.com.
“It’s grown a lot bigger than we thought for our very first year,” Clemens said.
The event will be in the Russ Miller building from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There is no admission charge.
Sun reporter Ben Rodgers can be reached at 701-952-8455 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org