SHAKOPEE, MN -- The Junk Bonanza returns to Canterbury Park April 16-18, 2015, for its 10th year, reuniting shoppers and purveyors of vintage finds, beautiful antiques and artisan-repurposed goods. More than 160 juried vendors showcase artful vignettes of castoff and repurposed treasures, each 40 years or older or made from components of that age. View the complete list of the inventive vendors here at junkbonanza.com. The Bonanza also includes a select group of artisanal handmade goods. Enjoy a variety of dining options and one of Canterbury’s famous Bloody Mary’s!
A guest appearance and book signing by Fifi O’Neill, whose latest book, “Prairie-Style Weddings,” was released in December. O’Neill is also the editor of Prairie Style magazine and author of “Romantic Prairie Style” and the “Romantic Prairie Cookbook.” She will sign all day Thursday.
Free, hands-on workshops on specialty finishes using Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan. The sessions, taught by Amanda Ficek of Mama’s Happy, are set for 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. Thursday, and 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Sessions are free; attendees must register at the Annie Sloan booth the morning or afternoon the session is being held.
Vintage Spring tabletop and decor inspiration! Attend free “show and tell” sessions by Heather Dempsey of inspiredbyheather.com and Clare Hoelderle of The Red Bench Vintage Rentals and Avonlea Farm. They will take a tabletop from bare to beautiful, incorporating vintage elements, and offer tips for other aspects of decor and party favors for Spring weddings and celebrations. 1 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday.
How-to sessions on creating beautiful garden and houseplant display. KSTP home and garden expert Larry Pfarr will demonstrate how to create beautiful garden and houseplant display using vintage and antique containers and other found objects. Sessions are 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Thursday and 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Friday.
Multiple “Lucky Friday” giveaways each hour, all day Friday. Among them: $25 coupons from several generous donating vendors to be redeemed for merchandise during the Bonanza.
The on-site Ki Nassauer Shop (http://www.kinassauer.com/collections/frontpage) curates junker-inspired clothing, home goods and jewelry in exclusive Ki Nassauer designs.
The Bonanza is an indoor event; the show will go on despite rain or snow!
Admission: $10 per day. Available at the door; cash and checks only. ATMs available on site. $25 Early Bird ticket good for entry at 8 a.m. Thursday — two hours before shopping opens to general public — and for regular admission Friday and Saturday. Order online at junk junkbonanza.com/collections/junk- bonanza/products/junkbonanza- early-bird-ticket. Early Bird tickets cost $30 when purchased at the door; those purchases are cash; no credit payments are available at the door.
Time: Thursday, April 16, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Parking: Free and plentiful on adjacent lots.
Mark your calendars for the Bonanza’s Fall show Sept. 24-26, again at Canterbury Park, and for its shows in San Diego, CA, March 20-22 and in the Portland, OR, area, Oct. 9-11. The Portland and San Diego shows are the Bonanza’s first outside of Minnesota!