Photos courtesy of Junk in the Trunk
The much-anticipated Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market is set to make its grand return to WestWorld from September 15 to 17. Celebrated as a shopping extravaganza, this semi-annual event provides a platform for local small businesses and creative artisans to showcase their unique offerings.
Encompassing an expansive 120,000 square feet of WestWorld, this shopping hotspot will feature more than 160 small businesses hailing from various parts of the country. True to its reputation, the event promises a trove of unique items, ranging from vintage antiques and hand-crafted jewelry to bespoke furniture and decor. Over the years, Junk in the Trunk has evolved into a sought-after event for shopaholics across the Southwest.
“There really is something for everyone – art, rugs, jewelry, candles, industrial, shabby-chic, vintage,” says Coley Arnold, co-founder of Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market. “You can get something for your house, your kids, your friends and family, yourself…there is so much shopping under one roof. It’s a really fun event – we have live music, food trucks, there really is something for everyone to come out and enjoy the weekend.”
“We have new vendors every market, and this market is no different!” says Lindsey Holt, who co-founded the event with Arnold. “We have an amazing collection of local vendors and small businesses coming from all over the country to set up in one location. Small business is so important – markets like ours are how these businesses make their living and support their families. By coming, you’re not only shopping for one-of-kind items at the market, you’re also supporting small businesses.”
Since its humble beginnings in a backyard in 2011, Junk in the Trunk has grown exponentially, welcoming over 250,000 shoppers across Arizona and California. In its decade-long journey, Holt and Arnold have supported more than 3,000 small businesses and remain committed to engaging the local community and partnering with local nonprofits.
WestWorld is located at 16601 N. Pima Road in Scottsdale. Junk in the Trunk offers tickets priced between $8 to $60. Tickets can be purchased online ahead of the event.
Details for ticket sales, which commence on August 1, include a VIP shopping event on Friday, Sept. 15 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. for $50 in advance or $60 at the gate. Early entry tickets for Saturday, Sept. 16, are $25 in advance or $30 at the gate. General Admission tickets for Saturday and Sunday are $8 in advance or $10 at the gate. Discounts are available for veterans, active military, and attendees wearing official Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market apparel. For more information, visit junkinthetrunkvintagemarket.com.