Brookings, S.D. (9/12/2018) – More than 35 vendors selling vintage, handmade, homemade and repurposed items will soon begin setting up their booths to prepare for Junk Jam on Saturday, Sept. 22 in the Swiftel Center Holding Barn.
Local Brookings business owners Aaron and Noelle Morford created the event to celebrate their passion for creating one-of-a-kind furniture and home decor for their business FOUND by Funky Junk.
“Events of this kind are popular across the country, but there was nothing like it in the region,” Aaron said. “We decided Brookings was the perfect location to gather our ‘junker’ friends from across the area for a one-day celebration of all things ‘junk,' and handmade.”
The event focuses on makers and small businesses from across the region, from Minnesota, Iowa and across South Dakota.
“We recently expanded our event and added area food vendors and a petting zoo to give us a more festive atmosphere,” Aaron said.
This event features live music throughout the day provided by Chris Champion of Madison and Kyle Knutson of Volga, both of which are familiar faces around Sioux Falls and surrounding area. Attendees can enjoy signature cocktails like Sangria and Moscow Mules. Junk Jam also provides entertainment for their smaller junkers. W.H. Petting Zoo from Brookings will attend the event for the afternoon, bringing their furry and friendly music legends like Reba (a miniature cow), Tom Petty (a llama), and B.B. King (a potbellied pig). A face painter will also join for the day to turn little ones into fairies, animals, super heros and more!
General Admission is $5 and begins at 10:00 a.m; kids age 2 and under are free. Early Bird Tickets are available for $15 and allow early access to the event at 9:00 a.m. before the general admission crowd enters at 10:00 a.m. Tickets will be available at the gate on the day of the event.
The first 50 Early Birds receive SWAG BAGS! The large reusable shopping bags are provided by FOUND and are filled with coupons and swag from the vendors.
About FOUND by Funky Junk
FOUND by Funky Junk is a home decor store featuring vintage, antique, eclectic, repurposed and handmade gift and home decor items. The artfully arranged store is located at 310 Main Ave in Brookings beneath The Carrot Seed Kitchen Co. FOUND by Funky Junk is open Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10:00a.m. to 6:00p.m. and Saturdays from 10:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.; also post special hours for the holidays or other events.