It was a warm, late summer day in Carrington, ND. On the northern plains brisk mornings give way to blazing hot afternoons. We endured the elements for the one and only Junk Fest, which is exactly what it sounds like. People selling "junk". I am not sure we want to classify ourselves as peddlers of junk, but we have found our fair share of "well-loved" items in buttons boxes over the years.
The Chieftain (Carrington's most famous landmark and hotel) was full of women laughing and enjoying a rare night out without responsibility. During Junk Fest, we talked to mother, daughter, sisters, and best girlfriends out sharing the day. Our good friend Verla and her daughter Naomi made the trip with us, they spent the day bonding as mother and daughter. Junk Fest is more than shopping, it is about the experiences we share with our loved ones.