The Junk In The Trunk Vintage Market on May 2nd & 3rd was an incredible show for a lot of reasons. We had record record breaking attendance at 15,000+ shoppers. The weather inside was comfortably cool and the event was incredibly well organized. I LOVED the live music atmosphere all weekend long.
Set up was the day before and I was traveling from Gilbert to north Scottsdale thru Tempe when my Excursion broke down. My husband said it would be take him 2 hours to repair it and maybe I should unload my show into my sisters half empty Uhaul. She was driving up from Casa Grande. So, sister Jen to the rescue. Set up that day was from 10-7pm and after unloading my whole show into her truck, we finally got there at 3:30pm. It’s a good thing we can hustle because that’s not a lot of time to unload two shows & completely set up.
Saturday morning we arrived at 5am for final touch ups and our first shoppers were at 7:30. The crowds were fabulous and I had someone tell me she always comes to my booth for buttons. I met lots of wonderful people and it’s always fun when someone says, “oh Ruby Mae, I follow you on social media”. I have a little charm I like to give folks who make an effort to come find my booth. There were 170+ vendors and feedback from the crowd was that I needed to better mark my booth number. Sadly one gal posted on Instagram she was there and couldn’t find me. For sure the next show I’ll do better with a huge sign on the aisle.
I hung these t shirts up as a way to showcase my statement necklaces. The feedback from shoppers was that they loved it. On Sunday I brought in colored t shirts and they were a big hit too.
I big shout out to Jill from JunkNLove.com for promoting local vendors such as myself with the JUNKNBUCKS promotion. One of the winners named Michelle brought her JUNKNBUCKS $ to spend in my booth.
The next show is September 19 & 20th at West World in Scottsdale. Jen & I will be there, side by side having a blast. We hope we get to see you there. Leah