The famously artsy Louis XIV preferred to get all his paintings secondhand, which at the time meant forcing the Louvre to give up its collection in exchange for a Royal IOU. Enjoy a more ethical path to pre-owned goods with today’s Groupon: for $4, you get a one-day ticket to Junk Bonanza at Canterbury Park in Shakopee (an $8 value). Each Groupon is good for admission on any one of the following days:
- Thursday, September 16, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Friday, September 17, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Saturday, September 18, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Noted by KARE 11 as one of the more fruitful resale shopping experiences in the Midwest, Junk Bonanza offers savvy, thrifty shoppers antique treasures and a vast storehouse of vintage goods. Not limited to the cute clothes and poorly repackaged board games of standard thrift stores, junking conventions like Junk Bonanza deftly combine art, shopping, and a place for found-beauty enthusiasts to meet and swap tips on transforming one man’s junk into another man’s new best inanimate friend. More than 100 vendors bring items to Junk Bonanza’s three-day marketplace, offering everything from clothes to furniture to furniture made out of out-of-style clothes such as full-body beanies and camouflage tuxes.
Junk Bonanza will also host a farm market, where gustatory gold extracted from local harvests will tide over hungry bargain hunters and lost but equally hungry bounty hunters. Gift yourself the gift of re-gifted goods, or buy multiple Groupons for BFF bonding through the magic of sorting and sifting.
Junk Bonanza was featured in Country Home magazine’s Junking Journal blog and by KARE11. Junk Bonanza has more than 1,200 Facebook fans: > * To guarantee there are no detectible ripples, the Bonanza Posse is skilled, hardworking, reliable, and committed to junk perfection. Planning begins one year prior to the event. The first step is to analyze what we did right, what we did wrong, and what we can do better for the upcoming year’s event. – Ki Nassauer, Country Home > * Junk Bonanza has been described as an upscale flea market filled with unexpected and one-of-a-kind items ranging from toilet seat covers to antique posters. “The Bonanza is actually like a high-end salvage operation, filled with beautiful, interesting and sometimes weird items,” said Nassauer. – Staff Writer, KARE11