When my sunscreen bottle starts running out and school starts back up, it is clear Autumn is right around the corner. A lot of people are looking forward to cooler weather, bonfires, hoodies, and pumpkin EVERYTHING.  But, my favorite thing about fall is the new slew of junk waiting to be discovered at sales across the state.  Attending a junk sale in the fall wraps up all the best that fall has to offer..  The crisp air in your lungs, the beautiful foliage in the background and underfoot, and the smell of junk and pumpkin EVERYTHING in your nose…

While Tim and I won’t be making any long trips to ogle and purchase new treasures, we have plans to hit up some sales close by.  Here are the top three sales that I am looking forward to this fall!

Old Cottonwood Vintage & Primitive Sale

If Old Cottonwood is having a sale, chances are we’re there.  Labor Day weekend, September 5th, 6th, and 7th, they’re holding a vintage and primitive sale at their homebase in Goehner, Nebraska.  Tim and I have shopped their stuff before, but we keep coming back because 1. they always have something new, and 2. their junk is always the coolest. Literally. See the event page on Facebook here.

Here are the goodies we’ve purchase from Old Cottonwood the last couple times.

Brownville Fall Flea Market

September 26 and 27 is the annual Brownville Fall Flea Market in historical Brownville, Nebraska.  I have always wanted to go to Brownville for the flea markets.  They are well known in our area.  Their flyer says there is something for everyone, and I am not doubting it.  From kettle corn and funnel cakes, to antique shops and over 260 flea market vendors, we will be making a full day of it for sure.  I’ve been thinking of making a ‘flip list’ to help guide us during the day like on the show Flea Market Flip with Lara Spencer.  Have you seen it? It is on HGTV Saturday mornings and we love it!  View the the whole flyer by clicking here!

photo from www.brownvillehistoricalsociety.org
photo of a vendor at the Brownville Flea, from http://www.brownvillehistoricalsociety.org

Junkstock, Harvest Edition

Last, a sale/festival that we have attended a few times in the past, JUNKSTOCK, located in Omaha. There is always something new to find at Junkstock.  Each year there’s a sale in June and October.  We can’t wait to shop the ‘harvest edition’ this fall.  It is October 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th.  Over 150 vendors will be selling handmade, rustic, retro, repurposed, and antique goods. You can find more information at www.junkstockomaha.com, or the Facebook event Junkstock Harvest Edition.

photo from junkstockomaha.com
photo from junkstockomaha.com

Honorable mention goes to an event that I’d love to attend, but we will be too busy that weekend.  It’s an event located just outside of Nebraska City, Junkin on the Hills, August 29th and 30th.  It may be a little early to be considered fall, but once school starts summer is over.  It is also a twice yearly event.  Tim and I have never been before, but it sounds like a blast.  A festival type event, the flyer states there will be live music, food vendors, and a beer garden, on top of acres of vintage, one-of-a-kind, handmade junk items to explore. You can visit their website www.junkinonthehills.com.

To find lots more sales coming up in Nebraska visit: www.nebraskaantiquenetwork.com or their Facebook page here.

Are you planning to attend any of these fun events or any others? Tim and I don’t usually plan to do anything, but these are on the to do list! I’d love to hear from you.  Leave a reply below 🙂