Shopper Guide SOLD OUT!

WOW!  The response to this year’s JUNK JAUNT® has been overwhelming. 

If the sales of the Shopper Guide is any indication of the turnout expected, then it is going to be a great year.  Normally we always have left over Shopper Guides that get returned after our event.  However this year dues to the effects of COVID-19 and with the reduced number of vendor registrations, we made the decision to cut back a bit on printed guides.  We would normally continue taking orders on this website until around the 12th of September, but we are now sold out of the inventory we ordered. [Read more…]

Junk Jaunt Passport contest for Shoppers

Our 17TH ANNIVERSARY, TIME TO DO NEBRASKA’S JUNK JAUNT®!

Once again we are celebrating by sponsoring the Junk Jaunt Passport contest for Shoppers!   “Passports” will be included in the Shopper Guide, as well as with the digital download available later in September.  Order your Shopper Guide now online or through the mail so you can join the contest.  There is a link on the right column for purchasing a Shopper Guide.

As you drive the Junk Jaunt® route, shopping and enjoying the view, look for the bright colored signs with the big black asterisk.   There will be one in each town along the route.   The passport stops are also noted in the Shopper Guide with an asterisk next to the vendor number.  Stop at these sites and get your card stamped. The more stamps you gather, the bigger the prize you are eligible to win.

Following the Junk Jaunt® mail your Passport to: 

Nebraska’s Junk Jaunt®
1523 M St.,  Ste 104
Ord, NE  68862

All Passports must arrive in our office by October 16, 2020 to be entered in the drawing. 

If you visit 16 or more Junk Jaunt® towns, you will be entered in the drawing for a $150.00 cash prize, visit 10 to 15 towns and you are eligible to win $100 cash and the prize for visiting 9 or fewer towns is $50.00. 

Get Ready for the 2020 Nebraska Junk Jaunt

September 25, 26 & 27, 2020

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Searching for Treasures at Junk Jaunt

 

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Junk Jaunt to roll into Central Nebraska this weekend

Re-posted from the Grand Island Independent
By Kelli Rollin

Nebraskans and many others will be running for the junk around Central Nebraska Friday through Sunday.

The 13th annual Junk Jaunt, which is like a large garage sale, is happening in 36 towns along the Loup River and Sandhills Journey Scenic Byways.

The event spans nearly 500 miles of garage sales, collectibles, antiques, vintage items and quirky finds.

Dianne Wiberg, who helps coordinate Junk Jaunt every year, said the event has grown. This year, 760 vendors are selling things for Junk Jaunt, compared to the estimated 730 last year.

Nebraska's Junk Junk Always the last weekend in September

“It increases every year a little bit,” Wiberg said.

She said many people from all over the country come to Junk Jaunt. The event has a shopper guide that includes street maps, lists of lodging and restaurants, vendor addresses and historical information about the area. Many visitors order the guides ahead of time.

Wiberg said guides have been ordered from California and that more than half of the states are represented through visitors.

“That was the reason it was formed,” she said of Junk Jaunt, “to bring people to this area, to show people that Nebraska is more than a cornfield or Interstate 80.”

Since the event goes through towns on the scenic byways, visitors can experience the Sandhills and the heart of Nebraska and the United States. Wiberg said people often make a weekend trip by coming to Junk Jaunt. It’s common to see mother-daughter getaway pairs who come to enjoy the shopping and treasure hunting in the Central Nebraska area.

She said the weekend event also benefits the participating towns and the economy.

“It’s a tremendous boom to every town in this area,” Wiberg said.

As far as the variety of items, she said there’s “everything from antiques to baby clothes.”

Every town has food vendors, as well, so visitors are sure to get some hometown Nebraskan food.

Wiberg said people should go to Junk Jaunt because it’s an inexpensive trip and “it’s just a fun way to get out and enjoy a different part of Nebraska.”

Make your 2020 Lodging plans Today!

motel_listInnkeepers across NEBRASKA’S JUNK JAUNT®” extended to you a hearty “WELCOME” and appreciate your early reservations.  There are numerous Motels, Bed & Breakfasts, Guest Houses and Campgrounds in the area.

Take advantage by making your 2020 JUNK JAUNT® 
Lodging plans today using the 

2019 Sponsored Lodging List

These supporting businesses have the perfect place for a good nights’ rest after a  ”Shop ’til You Drop” day.  Accommodations fill quickly, so make your reservations early. [Read more…]

Experience the “jaunt” one town – one treasure – at a time

by Tami Pistello (Omaha, NE)
original article was published in the Lyons Mirror Sun; Lyons, NE on the Decatur, NE news

When someone says, “Sand hills Journey Scenic Byway”, what comes to mind? Perhaps, sand – and lots of it – or perhaps nasty sand burrs the size of your thumb?

A three-day visit to the sand hills of central Nebraska was never at the top of my bucket list and definitely not somewhere I wanted to celebrate our 30 wedding anniversary. [Read more…]

NEBRASKA’S JUNK JAUNT®

300 Miles of Treasures!

Welcome to NEBRASKA’S JUNK JAUNT®
It is a 300 mile continuous Yard Sale in central Nebraska. Each of 35-40 towns organizes a 3-day yard sale. Most towns will have at least one “Central Set-Up” location for vendors. Last year, this fun event drew 20,000 people from 34 states and 79 of 93 Nebraska counties. Make your lodging plans early as accommodations always fill up quickly.