About 2 years ago, in the rolling hills of southeast Indiana, a handful of antique shops banded together and to organize the Southeast Indiana Junkin’ Trail. They haven’t stopped since: every year the trail has grown, adding new members.
They now total 16 shops (and growing) and hold 2 yearly events (March & October). This fall’s Junkin’ Trail Extravaganza is October 5, 6, 7 & October 12, 13, 14, 10am-5pm each day at each shop. You’re going to find great stuff – every member of the trail gets secret shopped (TWICE!) before they are accepted into the group. AND…each shop offers some kind of special – a discount, drawing for gift certificates/gifts, or special purchase.
You’ll find a huge selection of antiques – primitives, furniture, vintage, kitchenware, glassware, clothes, jewelry and more. Some shops offer new items that complement your vintage finds – home décor pieces, florals, candles and more. Everything you expect and surprises, too. Christmas is not far away, just sayin’. So…gather your friends (preferably the ones with big cars or trucks), plan your strategy and get ready for a fun fall weekend in southeast Indiana.
Bring a navigator and make a plan of attack. The trail covers a large area (Lawrenceburg to Vevay to Greensburg to Batesville and in between) so decide where you want to go and how you’re going to get there. Enjoy the scenery!
Shop with people who don’t like the same stuff that you do (no antique rage) and bring an enabler.
Checkout the members of the Junkin’ Trail Southeast Indiana.
Interiors Embellished, 128 Walnut Street
Pink Lace Fox Boutique, 128 Walnut Street
Whiskey City Antique Mall, 110 Walnut Street
The Greenbriar Shop, 19374 Collier Ridge
Charlotte’s Flower & Antiques, 305 Third Street
Second Time Around, 311 Second Street
Blue Willow House, 9960 Front Street
Route 262, 10075 State Route 262
The White Swan, 13925 Bloom Road
The Huntington Carriage House, 918 N. County Road 450 East
The Whistle Stop, 201 South Main Street
Magnolia Mercantile, 128 North Franklin Street
Brookville Mercantile, 515 Main Street
Key to the Past, 656 Main Street
Vevay Vintage Prop & Shop, 110 East Main Street
Ladies Bazaar, 316 Ferry Street
*photos provided by Junkin’ Trail Southeast Indiana