5th Annual Duluth Hunt Welcomes Hundreds of Eager Shoppers

DULUTH, Minn. — Shoppers from all over the Northland have come to Duluth, looking to turn repurposed “junk” into unique treasures.

The Duluth Junk Hunt keeps growing and growing.

More than 100 vendors are in the Duluth Heritage Sports Center, selling eager customers all sorts of items.

Everyone here is looking for that one special item that could spruce up their home or their yard.

“It’s not like shopping in your big box store and getting something everybody has.  It’s absolutely original to you,” explained Gayle Healy, owner of Serendipity of Duluth.

Healy’s shop was one of the original vendors for this event when it first began five years ago.

She says back then there were less than a dozen vendors, but now “junking” has become very popular among people wanting something truly unique.

“It’s a great thing that people just love – the repurposing and recycling,” Healy said.  “And they’re using junk instead of throwing it in dumpsters.  It’s just a great thing.”

The Junk Hunt will be open again tomorrow at 9:00am.  Tickets are $5 apiece.

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