Feels Like Summer.
It’s always one of our most anticipated days of the year – kicking off the summer on the hometown riverfront. The JunkFood Meet is four years old now and growing. This year we again reached capacity at the south end of the park and we wonder if the north end of the park would create an equal backdrop if we expanded. We couldn’t ask for a better day for this year’s event. The weather was amazing, the breeze off the river was enjoyable, and the park was filled from end to end with amazing cars, more vendors than ever before, great food, music and art.
As always, the OG Tree in the center of the main show field featured some of the top cars at the show. Each event we choose a different theme for this area. This year’s theme was Bays in the Shade.
The JunkFood Meet – and really all we do as a brand is about the car community and culture. We are always excited when our friends and colleagues want to get involved in a more personal way. This year our buddy Chadwick, of Nickelbag Media, decided he wanted to showcase a ton of cars that he has shot photos of during the past year. It’s hard to believe that it’s only been a year, but he had his first ever booth at the JunkFood Meet last June. And one year later, he blew us away with a display so immense that it took up damn near half of the main show field area. Shout out to him and a majority of his guests for meeting up early and cooperating with us to make things run smoothly.
Food is always the main feature at The JunkFood Meet. This year we had some new food trucks and vendors in attendance – as well as the fan favorites who return event after event after wonderful event. This edition of the event had to have been the biggest and best ever though, as we saw long lines all day and some of the trucks even sold out by mid-afternoon.
Since we started this thing, we’ve grown our local community and we’ve met a ton of cool people. Our Vendor Village is always jam packed with cool stuff from cool brands. We love the support and we are glad that we can provide an environment where y’all can interact with people from the community.
Each year the show evolves and we find new, cool artist features. This year Kim and Chris came out with a Dose of Dopeness. Make that a DOUBLE dose of dopeness, as she created and sold some killer artwork and some really cool vinyl figurine “mascots” for car lovers… and Chris brought out his newly debuted Sinister Subie. They went home with Best of Show honors.
Shout out as always to City of Harrisburg for their support, and for this amazing little section of riverfront. We’d be hard tasked to find a better location for this event. And the views…
It’s safe to say that The JunkFood Meet Summer Kickoff Edition this year was amazing. We can’t wait to continue to improve upon this special day next June. But in the meantime, same vibes different venue… September 21st will be our second annual JunkFood Meet Fall Edition in the City of York, PA. The Fall Edition takes place at Reid Menzer Memorial Skatepark and it is a blast. We’ve got alot of the same elements as usual – trees, grass, tons of food vendors, lifestyle brands, etc… but rather than the Susquehanna River, the backdrop is a killer skatepark. It’s always great to see so many friends from the car community bring out their decks and their bikes and have a good time. We’ll see you there, but in the meantime, enjoy the full photoset from our one and only @becker_junkstyles from The JunkFood Meet Summer Edition in Harrisburg, PA. Cheers!