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 5,000 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 2023 & 2024 schedule of Canton First Monday flea market dates.
First Monday consists of a number of buildings, pavilions, and shopping areas spread out over hundreds of acres, including but not limited to the following venues:
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.
The Canton exits from I-20 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.
There is generally a charge, usually $5-$10, 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.
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.
The North Gate
On VZ CR 2106 (Wynne Road) just off Highway 19
The Pavilion Entrance
On Highway 19 (Trade Days Boulevard) between Pavilions I and II
On Highway 19 (Trade Days Boulevard) south of Pavilion II
On Highway 19 (Trade Days Boulevard) near the sculptures
On Highway 19 (Trade Days Boulevard)
The Historic Main Gate
On Groves Street at the corner of North Capitol Street
The South Gate
365 West Highway 64 at Little Street, just west of downtown
Gate 64 to the Civic Center
Highway 64 at Flea Market Road
The West Gate
Off I-20 Exit 526 on FM 859 (Edgewood Drive)
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.
Just like you've heard from your friends, Canton First Monday is BIG!
First Monday Trade Days in Canton 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 5,000 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!