Junkstock is trying something new this weekend.
Its spring show isn't happening as originally scheduled because of coronavirus limits on crowds, but to help support its vendors, there will be a Junkstock: Online Edition, Friday through Sunday.
Here's what to expect:
- The shopping event will be hosted on Junkstock's Facebook event page.
- Vendor posts will be shared on the discussion wall all weekend, beginning at 9 a.m. Friday.
- People are encouraged to support their favorite vendors by shopping online, liking and sharing their pages, etc. A list of participating vendors can be found at junkstock.com/vendor-list. Wares include vintage finds, antiques, food items, handmade goods.
"While it's not our norm — we get that life is different right now — we are really grateful to be able to support our vendors with this online event," publicist Danelle Schlegelmilch told followers in a Facebook Live video posted Wednesday.
She assured Junkstock fans, "The spring show will go on at Sycamore Farms — just at another date when it's safe for us all to gather again."
This is the second year in a row that events beyond organizers' control forced a change in plan for the spring event. Last year, record flooding left Sycamore Farms in Waterloo covered first in water, then in sand, mud and debris. As a result, Junkstock was moved to the Sarpy County Fairgrounds in Springfield.