We Got Junk

AN­NUAL JUNE FAIRS TAKE OVER PRAIRIE GROVE

Washington County Enterprise-Leader - - COMMUNITY - STAFF RE­PORT

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.

Junk Ranch

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.

FILE PHOTO

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.

LYNN KUTTER EN­TER­PRISE-LEADER

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.

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