A shopping event filled with unique goods made by Quad Cities area vendors is coming to Davenport.
The Junkin’ Market Days will set up its indoor market at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, 2815 Locust St., from 4-8 p.m., Friday, Dec. 9, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 10. Admission is $5 per person.
The event is a great way for the community to shop local for the holiday season and to support local small businesses, said Sarah Pierce, the event coordinator for Junkin’ Market Days in Davenport.
Junkin’ Market Days is expected to feature many items, including boutique clothing, home decor, jewelry, purses, gourmet food and much more.
Ms. Pierce said that since this is a first-time event in the Quad-Cities, she is not certain how many vendors will participate at the Davenport event. However, judging by the turnout at Junkin’ Market Days events hosted in other U.S. cities, she estimated there could be 100-150 vendors at the show.
There still is time for vendors to take part in the Davenport show. For more information, go to https://www.junkinmarketdays.com. At the site, click on “Vendors” at the top of the page.
Ms. Pierce added that Junkin’ Market Days will be a great event for the community because there are relatively few events to showcase vendors in the area during the winter months. The upcoming event will help local vendors and offer great products to the public.
“I’ve been getting a pretty good response in the community. Some people already know about this event,” she added.
Junkin’ Market Days was founded last year by Kerry Bamsey in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Since that start, the shopping event has expanded to several cities in the upper Midwest.
“It was built on my love of shopping at markets selling shabby, rusty, chippy, and farmhouse style products,” Ms. Bamsey said on the Junkin’ Market Days website.
In addition to holding the events twice a year in various cities in South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa, Ms. Bamsey also teaches other women how to own and operate a market. “Being a business owner is rewarding, and I hope to share my expertise to empower other women,” she added.