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Junkstock festival returns to Sycamore Farm after months of flood clean-up

Junkstock returns to Sycamore Farm
Posted at 11:18 AM, Jun 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-21 12:18:45-04

WATERLOO, Neb. (KMTV) - — "Everyone's excited to be back here, back to normal," Junkstock's John Alexander said.

It's homecoming at Sycamore Farm.

"We've got it pretty much done now, and we're just excited to be back for the event," Alexander said.

The season artisan-craft show had to change locations after the historic March floods ruined most of the farm.

The floods washed away acres of land, destroying fixtures, hand-made crafts and their on-site office space at the farm.

Alexander tells us it took months to remove the excess sand.

"It's been a challenge to clean up all the junk that floated in here, but the sand has been a real nightmare trying to get that cleaned up," Alexander said.

Most of it has been removed but some sand still lingers toward the back of the farm.

"We had basically about a 40-acre sand bar come all the way across our farm with two to three [or] four deep feet of sand in some places," he siad.

Luckily, Alexander says their hundred year old home survived the floods.

"You know we had some water in the basement--we had a big mess in the basement, but it didn't come up into our main living level," he said.

John says they're overjoyed to be re-opening this weekend.

"We're almost back to normal," he said. Once we get some crops planted where that sand was-you really won't even know anything happened hopefully."

Junkstock Underneath the Stars Editions runs Friday from 4 p.m.-11 p.m., Saturday 2 p.m.-11 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Location: 1150 River Road Drive Waterloo, NE 68069