We Got Junk
ANNUAL JUNE FAIRS TAKE OVER PRAIRIE GROVE
PRAIRIE GROVE — It’s a junk fan’s dream this weekend in Prairie Grove and thousands of people are expected to descend on the small town in western Washington County.
Three junk fairs will be going on, as well as the flea markets, antiques and gift shops in historic downtown Prairie Grove.
Prairie Grove Chamber of Commerce also will have its 2nd Saturday Trades Day on June 9 in the downtown area.
The main attraction is the Junk Ranch, which draws thousands of people and usually more than 100 vendors twice a year, in June and then again in the fall.
The Junk Ranch country barn sale will be held Friday and Saturday (June 8-9) at 11195 Centerpoint Church Road in Prairie Grove. The pasture is located off U.S. 62 bypass.
Friday, June 8 is an early shopping day, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and admission is $10. These tickets also are good for entry into the Junk Ranch on the next day. Admission is $5 on Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Parking is free and children 12 and under get in free.
Customers will see primitive barn finds, old advertising signs, vintage seasonal items and vintage furniture. Other items include repurposed items, vintage clothes, crafts, jewelry, trinkets and just old stuff.
Along with shopping and browsing, customers can enjoy food vendors and live music.
Junk Yard Dog’s Junk Fest
The Junk Yard Dog is the only event going on in town with all proceeds to benefit a local non-profit group, Friends of Prairie Grove Pound. The fest is the Friends’ major fundraiser for the year and proceeds are used to pay vet fees and other costs in helping to find homes for stray and abandoned dogs and cats.
Junk Yard Dog will be held 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, June 8 and Saturday, June 9. It is located at 314 E. Parks St., in Prairie Grove. Admission and parking are free.
In addition to about 35 vendors, the Junk Fest will have food from Tooley’s BBQ and a sweet booth for breakfast. Vendors will carry items such as repurposed furniture, junk, handmade kids’ clothes, boutique soaps and skincare and home decor available.
Patrons can enjoy live music Saturday afternoon.
Junk at the Mill
Junk at the Mill is located at the Washington County Milling Company event center, 501 S. Mock St., and will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday-Saturday (June 7-9). The venue will have about 40 vendors, some inside in an air-conditioned building and others outside. There is free admission and free parking.
Food vendors will be on site. Prairie Grove Police Department is grilling hamburgers and hotdogs to raise money for its Shop with a Cop program.
Prairie Grove City Council member Gina LyleBailey, left, and her sister, Lesa Lyle Bement, are active with Friends of Prairie Grove Pound and help each time with Junk Yard Dog Fest.
These customers to the Junk Ranch vintage fair in June 2017 take selfies of each other with the red barn in the background. The Junk Ranch, Junk Yard Dog Junk Fest and Junk at the Mill will be going on this weekend in Prairie Grove.