SOURCE: Nebraska's Junk Jaunt(R)

Nebraska's Junk Jaunt(R)

August 27, 2009 15:14 ET

Junk Jaunt® Survivors to Hold Reunion

BURWELL, NE--(Marketwire - August 27, 2009) - Some "Junkers" have survived all five previous jaunts and are planning to come back for more while others are planning to attend their very first Junk Jaunt®.

Fun lovers, bargain hunters, collectors or adventure seekers, seasoned veterans or novices are all invited to take part in the 6th annual Nebraska's Junk Jaunt®, scheduled for Sept 25-27, 2009.

Thirty towns in north-central Nebraska are planning city-wide garage sales during the same three days (Sept. 25-27), with a few sales at farms and ranches scattered between towns. The route between all thirty towns follows two of Nebraska's most scenic highways and covers over 300 miles of "Shop 'til you drop" fun.

In 2007, shoppers and buyers from 34 USA states and 70 of Nebraska's 93 counties were documented, according to Peggy Haskell, the Junk Jaunt's volunteer coordinator. All indications point toward Junk Jaunt® 2009 being bigger and better than last year.

Event organizers have compiled a 112 page Shopper Guide to aid survivors and newcomers in their search for that "special treasure." This printed guide has a map of each participating town, a listing of over 400 vendors (sales) and some of the items that can be found at each sale.

Until Sept 15th, a mail order copy of this shopper guide can be purchased online or by sending $7.00 to Junk Jaunt, POB 21, Burwell, NE 68823. After the Sept 15th deadline, the shopper guide will be available in each participating Junk Jaunt® community or from the website as a $5 "digital download," a "print it yourself" edition.

One couple described the Junk Jaunt® as "the best vacation we've had in years," while another lady says, "My sister has talked about nothing else all year long." Junkers will find anything from antique saddles to machinery, semi trucks and farm tractors to Barbie dolls, sauerkraut and dumplings to Nebraska steaks, model trains to old windows and much, much more.

No proof of shopping experience or "garage sale DNA" is required to be a part of this Junk Jaunt® reunion. A visit to can answer most of your questions, but information can also be obtained by calling 308-346-4815.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Peggy Haskell
    POB 21
    Phone: 308-346-4815
    Burwell, NE 68823