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First Monday Trade Days in Canton, Texas is the oldest, largest continually operating outdoor flea market in the United States.

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This popular flea market is open one weekend a month, attracts upwards of 100,000 shoppers, and provides spaces for 6,000 vendors located on hundreds of acres.

It has become known by shoppers from all across Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma as THE place to buy home decor, furnishings, antiques, clothing, crafts, jewelry, gifts, and collectibles. And it is a favorite of vendors, dealers, craftsmen and artists alike as the perfect venue to market their wares.

2015 was a banner year for shopping opportunities and values at this huge fleamarket, and we're looking forward to another exciting shopping year in 2016. Canton is an increasingly popular shopping destination for savvy shoppers from Dallas, Houston and other metropolitan areas, as well as for value-seekers from dozens of Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma towns.

We've published the 2016 schedule of Canton First Monday market dates on this website for the convenience of flea market shoppers.

Canton trade days are held Thursday through Sunday prior to the first Monday of the month, year round. We are getting ready for the next Trade Days, on June 30 - July 3, 2016.

We've been visiting First Monday for years, actually for decades, and always enjoy the experience. As shoppers ourselves, we've designed this website to be a simple, straightforward information resource for visitors to First Monday, as well as for travelers to Canton, Tyler and the surrounding East Texas area.

We are dedicated to promoting Canton and East Texas, and the many positive aspects of life here. However, this website has no connection or affiliation with, or sponsorship by, the City of Canton or First Monday Trade Days.

This website is not meant to be a complete, detailed source of information about First Monday, but a starting point for getting oriented to the area, and planning a visit to First Monday Trade Days. We highly recommend a visit to the official First Monday Trade Days website (sponsored by the City of Canton)  and the  website of the City of Canton. Additional resources are available from the websites of the Canton Chamber of Commerce and the Canton Visitor's Bureau.

Venues

First Monday Trade Days operates over hundreds of acres and provides spaces and booths for several thousand vendors.
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2016 Market Dates

Canton First Monday Trade Days are held on one weekend per month, on Thursday through Sunday prior to the first Monday of the month, year round.
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Orientation

Quick orientation to venues, dates, parking, weather, shopping, dining, maps, attractions and more!
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Visitor Tips

First Monday can be overwelming! Getting oriented can take a while for first-time shoppers ... but here are some tips to make you a Canton expert!
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Shopping

First Monday combines the best of all shopping worlds into one visit. It's like visiting a shopping mall, flea market, outlet mall, and country boutique all in one locale.
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Dining

Shoppers will not go hungry at Canton First Monday!  Dining facilities of all sorts are conveniently located throughout the flea market grounds.
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Hotels

Canton offers a variety of hotels, motels and other lodging and accommodations, both in the city and in the nearby countryside and towns, and Tyler.
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Driving to Canton

Canton is situated on Interstate Highway I-20, making for comfortable trips from several major population areas in Texas such as Dallas and Houston.
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