Are you interested in becoming a Junk Bonanza vendor?

Are you an amazing junker with creativity to spare? We invite great vendors and makers (that’s you!) to join The Nation’s Best Round-up of vintage finds, antiques, salvage, artisan-repurposed pieces, prepackaged artisanal foods and handmade goods!*

The Bonanza is a fun and fabulous event, and we are looking for vendors who take pride in being associated with one! Founded in 2006, our hallmark is a well-balanced mix of high-quality goods, sold by friendly and knowledgeable vendors! Does your business fit our criteria and guidelines? We hope so!

*Our Portland and San Diego shows accept a small group of artisans that fit the vintage vibe and are handmade by vendor.

To be considered:

  • Vintage merchandise must be 40 years or older, or be upcycled, reconstructed or significantly altered items made from components predominantly 40 years old or older.
  • Products should be of high quality.
  • Artisanal items must be well-made by you, using quality ingredients or materials.
  • Vendors must pay close attention to display and organization, be friendly and promote good customer service, and keep booth or table stocked throughout the event!

Interested? Here are answers to common questions about Junk Bonanza!

What does my fee cover?
Along with your space, we provide liability insurance during show dates, a website listing and link, map listing, bag, postcards, promotional items, newsletters and updates.

How does Junk Bonanza promote the event?
Our established Minneapolis events draw more than 16,000 attendees each! We draw on a deep network of television, radio, print and social media, ours and others’, to spread the word!

How do I apply?
Junk Bonanza is a juried event, part of our effort to continue its reputation as The Nation’s Best Round-up of vintage finds, antiques, salvage, artisan-repurposed pieces, prepackaged artisanal foods and handmade goods! Each event is separate and requires a separate contract, so be sure to note in your online application which event(s) you are interested in. If your online application is accepted, you will receive an invitation to the registration site(s) where you will find contracts, rules and regulations and all the details you need to know. Events fill up quickly, and securing a space for one does not guarantee a space for the event that follows.
Submit your application here.

Some additional information:

  • Setup is the day before the event. Early setup is available for a fee.
  • Lodging information will be available online.
  • You may park your vehicle/trailer overnight in an unsecured area.
  • Portland has a limited number of electrical hook-ups for overnight parking available for a fee.
  • Categories fill up! To maintain a balanced event, we limit the number of vendors in specific looks and product categories.
  • *Our Minneapolis events require that handmade goods are made by you from materials predominantly 40 years or older.
  • Food vendors must have appropriate health permits and insurance.
  • If you are a food vendor of pre-packaged artisanal items, such as jams and candy, please complete our application here. We have a limited number of vendor spaces for such items, which must be homemade and have the appropriate state health licenses. The Bonanza does not handle the general food concessions, which are the purview of the event space.
  • All Junk Bonanza events are indoors.

Booth and table information

BOOTHS:

  • Booths are approximately 120 square feet – shapes vary
  • You may purchase more than one booth
  • Payments are nonrefundable for any reason
  • Electricity is extra for our Portland and San Diego shows
  • Tables for your booth are extra
  • Only one vendor per booth is allowed
  • JB is unable to fill requests for placement in specific areas
  • Vendor parking is an extra fee in Portland and San Diego

TABLE SPACES:

  • Table spaces are 2 feet by 8 feet
  • Payments are nonrefundable for any reason
  • Electricity is extra for our Portland and San Diego shows
  • Only one vendor per table space is allowed
  • All product must be displayed on top of the provided table
  • JB is unable to fill requests for placement in specific areas
  • Vendor parking is an extra fee in Portland and San Diego

Fees:

MINNEAPOLIS SPRING 2017: April 20-22
Booths are priced at $395
Outdoor booths are priced at $295
Table spaces are priced at $285
We are currently not accepting applications for artisan-made jewelry or artisan-motif painted items.
Submit your application

PORTLAND FALL 2017: Sept. 15-16
Booths are priced at $375
Table spaces are priced at $265
Submit your application

MINNEAPOLIS FALL 2017: Sept. 21-23
Booths are priced at $395
Outdoor booths are priced at $295
Table spaces are priced at $275
We are currently not accepting applications for artisan-made jewelry or artisan-motif painted items.
Submit your application

SAN DIEGO SPRING 2018: Dates TBD
Booths are priced at $395
Table spaces are priced at $285
Submit your application

Show us your stuff!

We are excited about the prospect of having you on board! We need to see photos of your work and look to help make a decision! Please include photos or links to product photos with your application, here. We hope to see you at the next Junk Bonanza!

Check out our vendor video here!

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Questions?

If you have questions after reviewing this information, please contact:

For San Diego and Portland shows:
Taylor Nassauer at taylor@kinassauer.com or through our contact form.

For Minneapolis shows:
Jane Hall at Jane@kinassauer.com or through our contact form.

IF YOU YOU ARE PRE-APPROVED OR A CURRENT JUNK BONANZA VENDOR you need not re-apply unless your product and categories have changed. Simply email us to receive your registration invite.

Vendor Application

NEW TO JUNK BONANZA?
Submit your business for potential vendorship here!

Apply now