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A Look Back at The Olde Depot JunkTion

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I know I am a bit late on getting this post up, but I wanted to share my thoughts and pictures from a VERY fun (and first time) event over the Memorial Day Weekend in the Brainerd Lakes Area.

The Olde Depot JunkTion: In a nutshell, if you like magazines like Country Living, Where Women Create, or Flea Market Style….you would LOVE The Olde Depot JunkTion


If you love shows like Junk Gypsies or American Pickers…you would LOVE the Olde Depot Junktion.


I had the privilege of attending the Junk Bonanza in Shakopee last Fall and THAT event is the MacDaddy of junker’s paradise. The Olde Depot JunkTion was on a smaller scale, but just as good and VERY well done.



This fun event was held a the old Burlington Northern Railroad Campus and I don’t think there could have been a better backdrop. Food and beverages were supplied by Prairie Bay and the yummy stylings of founders Pam Massie and PJ Overvold could be seen everywhere. My dear friend Kris Binsfield from Cherish Designs came with her to-die-for jewelry creations as well.

Olde Depot JunkTion



Tickets for the Olde Depot JunkTion were $8 a day and well worth the price. I spent the extra $$ and got the Early Bird ticket which allowed me to get into the show a full two hours ahead (8:00 a.m on both Saturday and Sunday) of the normal open time of 10:00. I would do it again in a heartbeat and encourage others to do the same next year. I was so happy to be able to see all the amazing, mind-blowing, one-of-a-kind items that were there before they were sold in those first two hours.



My absolute favorite was the “monster” creations from Limited Primitives

Limited Primitives

Limited Primitives


I have heard that The Olde JunkTion Depot event was a huge success and I totally agree. I also have heard the founders have agreed to this event again next year. SO, watch for information and updates about tickets and be sure and mark it on your calendar as a “must Do” in 2014!

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