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Canton Orientation


 

First Monday Trade Days, Canton, Texas, shopping orientation map

First Monday Trade Days in Canton, Texas is considered the largest flea market in the United States.

It is the oldest, largest continually operating outdoor market in the USA, operates on hundreds of acres, and provides spaces for about 6,000 vendors.

The map shown to the right gives an overall orientation to the First Monday area for new shoppers.

And posted on this website is the 2020 schedule of Canton First Monday flea market dates.

Where to Shop: Major First Monday Venues

First Monday consists of a number of buildings, pavilions, and shopping areas, including but not limited to the following venues:

  • Original First Monday Park
    • Trade Centers 1, 2, 3 and 4
    • Canton Civic Center
    • Dry Creek Landing
    • Outdoor vendor lots
  • The Lewis Section (adjacent to the Original First Monday Park)
    • Original Trade Days Pavilions I, II, III
    • The Arbors I, II and III
    • The Atrium
    • Pavilions 4000, 4500, 6000, 6500
    • Creekside Shops
    • Outdoor booth spaces
  • The Village
  • Old Mill Marketplace
  • The Mountain
  • Canton Marketplace
  • Canton Trade Center Pavilion
  • Curry Animal Grounds and McLemee Animal Grounds (Dog Alley)


Canton First Monday Trade Days aerial view

 

How to Get to First Monday Trade Days

Access to the First Monday flea maket from Dallas-Fort Worth or Shreveport is via Interstate 20. Tyler is only about a 40 minute drive from Canton.

While several exits are available for Canton, most visitors choose to use Exit 527, which is Texas Highway 19, also known as Trade Days Boulevard. We've included on this website a list of driving times to Canton from Texas cities.

Canton Texas I-20 Exits for First Monday Trade Days

Other Canton exits are shown below.

523 - Texas Highway 64

526 - FM 859 (Edgewood Drive) leading to the West Entrance of the original grounds

527 - Texas Highway 19 (Trade Days Boulevard)

528 - FM 17

530 - FM 1255

Another major east-west access road is Texas Highway 64, or Dallas Street.

Canton-Hackney airport (7F5) is located two miles north of Canton, past I-20, and features a 3,800' runway. Pounds Regional Airport (TYR) is conveniently located on Texas Highway 64 east of Canton, and offers commercial jet service.

There is generally a small charge, usually $5, for parking ... have cash available.

Shopping is what First Monday is all about, and hundreds of vendors offer products from Texas, across the country, and worldwide.


Where Are the Entrances and Gates?

There are several entrances, and gates, to the popular areas of First Monday, i.e., the original First Monday park and the adjacent Lewis section. See the yellow "stars" on the aerial map above for locations of the gates.


Arbors Entrance

On Highway 19 (Trade Days Boulevard) near the sculptures

The entrance gate at First Monday Trade Days in Canton Texas near the Arbors and the sculpture
East Gate

On Highway 19 (Trade Days Boulevard)

The East Gate at First Monday Trade Days in Canton Texas on Highway 19
Dealers Row

On Highway 19 (Trade Days Boulevard) south of Pavilion II

The Dealers Row Gate at First Monday Trade Days in Canton Texas on Highway 19
The Pavilion Entrance

On Highway 19 (Trade Days Boulevard) between Pavilions I and II

The Pavilion Entrance at First Monday Trade Days in Canton Texas on Highway 19
The Main Gate

On Groves Street

The Main Gate at First Monday Trade Days in Canton Texas on Groves Street
The West Gate

Off I-20 Exit 526 on FM 859 (Edgewood Drive)

The West Gate at First Monday Trade Days in Canton Texas on FM 859
The North Gate

On VZ CR 2106 (Wynne Road) just off Highway 19

The North Gate at First Monday Trade Days in Canton Texas on VZ CR 2106, Wynne Road

Staying Overnight and Shopping Again Tomorrow?

A variety of hotels, motels and B&Bs are available in Canton, Tyler, and several nearby towns such as Athens, Lindale, and Mabank.

Several hotel and motel properties are located in Canton. We have no affiliation with any property, but provide the following reviews at TripAdvisor to give you a starting point for selecting your lodging accomodations:

A number of RV parks are also located in the vicinity.

Need Canton Shopping Tips?

Just like you've heard from your friends, Canton First Monday is BIG!

First Monday Trade Days in Canton, Texas is considered the largest flea market in the United States. It is big, spread out on hundreds of acres at multiple venues, and offering spaces for about 6,000 vendors.

Getting oriented can take a while for first-time shoppers ... but we have included some tips to make you a Canton expert!

View our tips for Canton First Monday visitors and shoppers written by experienced Canton flea market shoppers!

Canton First Monday Trade Days sign in Texas

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