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Junkin’ enthusiasts flock to Mountain Grove for Junk Fest

Approximately 1,200 shoppers attend event


On Saturday, Sep. 26, E. Marie’s Antique & Boutique Mall held their Fall Junk Fest.

Many people are aware of this event and spent no time getting there to see what treasures they could find.

With total cooperation from the weather, this event was reportedly a huge success, having about 1,200 people in attendance.

Forty-eight outside vendors from both Missouri and Arkansas dotted the parking lot. Inside, there were approximately 165 booths for shoppers to peruse as well.

From 1803 Candles presented by Cedar Rock Creations in West Plains to baked goods supporting Mountain Grove’s 2021 Project Graduation to sterling silver creations from Jammin Jer and BzBonnie’s Creations from Joplin, shoppers were provided with a plethora of gift and home decor items, etc.

There were several booths consisting of antique items, wreaths and attractive wood products such as clever signs and more.

A number of clothing and jewelry options were also available with 2 Kinds of Krazy Bowtique, a mobile boutique from Cabool, providing an in-store shopping experience outside.

Fascinating clay and metal jewelry from Mountain Grove’s own Ozark Mountain Handcrafted Jewelry to unique guitar pic earrings from Branson’s Stitching Biz provided some interesting alternatives to a person’s jewelry collection.

The local community was well represented with vendors from Mountain Grove, Cabool, Gentryville, Salem, West Plains, Rolla, Willow Springs, Poplar Bluff and Dora to name a few. Several  Arkansas vendors from Pollard and Hot Springs displayed their wares as well.

This was the first Junk Fest event for new owner Cheyanne Fisher and her crew. Her crews was instrumental in making the day move like clockwork.