First Monday Trade Days in Canton, Texas is the oldest, largest continually operating outdoor flea market in the United States.
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.
2013 was a great year for First Monday, and 2014 promises to be a banner year for shopping opportunities and values at this huge fleamarket. 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 2014 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.
The map shown to the right provides an overall orientation to the First Monday Trade Days area for new shoppers.
This website is designed for both first-time shoppers to the flea market, as well as for repeat shoppers who love to visit the incredible shopping experience that is First Monday!
Included is information on First Monday weekend market dates, shopping tips, shopping pavilions & venues, restaurants, hotels, weather, driving directions, parking and other Canton and East Texas attractions.
And don't miss our tips for Canton First Monday visitors and shoppers with information from experienced First Monday insiders!
First Monday Trade Days consists of a number of pavilions, buildings and shopping areas, including but not limited to the following venues:
Original First Monday Park
Original Pavilions and Arbors
Old Mill Marketplace
Antique Alley in the Canton Civic Center
Canton Trade Center Pavilion
Curry Animal Grounds and McLemee Animal Grounds (Dog Alley)
Canton is located about 40 minutes from Tyler, an hour from Dallas, and two hours from Shreveport, with convenient access via Interstate 20. Onsite parking is available at a nominal charge.
While several exits are available for Canton First Monday, most visitors choose to use Exit 527, which is Texas Highway 19, also known as Trade Days Boulevard.
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. Other websites operated by the City of Canton, the Canton Visitor's Bureau, and individual pavilions provide additional information about location, vendors, opening times, and other details.
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