Members of the Old Highway 61 Coalition are pleased to announce a new event designed for both residents and tourists looking for new ways to explore East Central Minnesota. On October 5th – 7th the first “Junk & Treasure on Old Highway 61” will take place.
The idea surfaced over a year ago when a Sandstone based business owner attended a meeting of the Old Highway 61 Coalition. Flea markets, vintage stores, and pop-up boutique events have been growing in popularity. The Hwy 61 Junk Jaunt event was shared at the meeting as an example of what could be created for our region. Members left with the task of exploring interest for business owners along the Old Highway 61 route through Chisago, Pine & Carlton Counties.
Fast forward to the spring of 2017 with another meeting of coalition members. “Let’s do this!” was the response and a committee was formed… and the rest, they say, is history…. because here it is….
This year’s dates were selected by the team to coincide with another great event along the Old Highway 61 route. Visitors to the region can enjoy shopping by day at any of the participating locations, then spend their evenings enjoying the Highway 61 Film Festival in Pine City, MN.
We’ve shared below a digital copy of the map and 18 participating locations. Printed brochures will also be available at each location in the coming weeks. You can also follow our event on Facebook with more information being posted by each of the participating locations!