This weekend, it’s time for the annual Vintage Roadtrip. It’s one of central Iowa’s most popular “destination shopping” experiences, a concept of planning a roadtrip that makes shopping an adventurous experience rather than a casual act.
It’s the Central Iowa Junk Jaunt’s 11th year of hosting its vintage roadtrip that includes brick and mortar shops, barns, sheds and outdoor markets in rural and small-town Iowa.
The event will be Friday, June 28, and Saturday, June 29, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, June 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The vintage shopping roadtrip is organized by Central Iowa Junk Jaunt, which is headquartered at JB Knacker in Gilbert. The experience takes shoppers to the central Iowa towns like Jewell, Story City and Roland as well as the countryside in between.
There are 21 stops on the Junk Jaunt map this time around.
Vendors involved in the Junk Jaunt include:
Ames: 62 Prairie, 57469 260th St.; Dakota Junction, 2222 North Dakota Ave.
Gilbert: JB Knacker, 123 Main St.
Story City: The Tin Chandelier, 526 Broad St.; Penn Station Antiques, 503 Pennsylvania Ave.; Simply Mae’s Boutique, 618 Broad St. Suite A; Charlotte Louise Mercantile, outside of Simply Mae’s; Slim’s Vintage Country Market, 11563 Highway 69; Touch of Rustic, outside of Slim’s; Uptown Funky Junk, outside of Slim’s.
Roland countryside: Rust Around the Edges, 61055 130th St.
Jewell: Gin + Tarnish, 611 Main St.; DK Soap & Design Studio, 627 Main St.; Mustard Seed Revival, 629 Main St.; Gravy Home Goods, 630 Main St.; The Meat Wagon will have food available outside of Gravy Home Goods; Monkey Puzzle Mercantile, 632 Main St.; Urban Heirlooms, 633 Main St.
Boone countryside: Red Granite Farm, 2013 130th St.; As The Crow Flies, 868 T Ave.; Red Barn Rustics, 2035 205th St.; Lincoln View Farm, 1071 X Ave.