September 16, 17 & 18 History
The Bonanza is held twice a year, indoors at Canterbury Park, where more vendors, junk and fun await the keen-eyed junker.

History of the Bonanza

The Bonanza has its roots in the simple act of cleaning out a junk-stuffed garage. And the resounding success of Ki Nassauer's epic garage cleansing prompted her to found JUNKMARKET. The monthly sale in Long Lake, Minn., became "the" place shoppers could count on finding vintage treasures and Ki's special, repurposed junk creations . Which led her to wonder: Wouldn't it be fun to direct the energy it took to produce the monthly sales toward one annual blowout extravaganza? Thus, in 2006, the Bonanza was born!

Twenty vendors set up shop in the old JUNKMARKET building. As with the monthly sales, customers lined up around the block for an opportunity to browse the exceptional pickings, which only grew bigger and better with each annual gathering. The Bonanza moved on to larger venues; Canterbury Park in Shakopee houses the more-than-150 hand-picked vendors who provide an exhaustive three-day junking and networking opportunity.

In 2013 the Bonanza expanded to a twice-a-year event (Fall and Spring shows) for twice the junk and twice the fun!

Spectacular indoor displays of vintage and antique wares from juried vendors -- no reproductions allowed -- provide a special shopping experience for those who thrill to the hunt. There's also prizes, giveaways, special activities, and more to extend the experience.

Join the fun and find your inner junker. Can't wait to see you there!


Meet the Crew

team photo

Junk Bonanza Crew: front (left to right) Emily Nordstrom and Ki Nassauer,
back (left to right) Kim Yeager, John Whaley, Irene Standa, and Jane Hall