Junk Bonanza Vintage Market expanding to Southern California

Minnesota’s popular Junk Bonanza Vintage Market is sure to find new fans when it expands into Southern California. Until now, the highly regarded, three-day extravaganza has never before been held outside of The North Star State.
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Ki Nassauer is bringing the joy of junking to SoCal

Upcycling at Junk Bonanza

Photo courtesy Junk Bonanza

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — The Junk Bonanza, a 10-year must-shop market experience for vintage lovers, is coming to the Del Mar Fairgrounds, located at 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, California (22 miles north of San Diego International airport). The March 20-22 event in California is the site of the first Junk Bonanza outside of Minnesota.

The Bonanza is held in high esteem by shoppers for its artful vignettes of castoff and vintage finds, antiques, architectural salvage and artisan-repurposed goods. The twice-yearly Minneapolis show has drawn than 12,000 visitors for a select shopping experience: Merchandise is 40 years old or older, or created using items of that age. Juried vendors offer furniture, decor, jewelry, textiles and apparel; each vendor is chosen for their quality and mix.

Now California shoppers can experience this distinctive market. Bonanza founder Ki Nassauer has grown the original Bonanza from its humble start with 19 juried vendors to hundreds who vie to sell at its shows. Nassauer calls this event “The place to be for shoppers who are as serious about vintage as they are about fun.”

Enjoy a 2012 interview with Nassauer in the Wall Street Journal....

Junk Bonanza hours are Friday, March 20 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, March 21 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Sunday, March 22, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. General show admission is $10 per day (purchase at the door, cash only). On-site ATMs are available. Early-bird tickets, good for 8 a.m. entry on Friday, are available for purchase online for $25, or at the door for $30. Parking is $10 per vehicle per day.

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