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First Monday Trade Days 2022

One of the oldest open-air flea markets in Texas

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One of the largest and most popular flea markets in the South, First Monday Trade Days is held monthly in Canton, Texas. The market runs from Thursday through Sunday preceding the first Monday of every month. First Monday Trade Days gathers up to 100,000 shoppers during a single weekend.

Since the mid 1800s, The First Monday Trade Days has become a cherished tradition in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Merchants used to gather there to sell livestock, agricultural produce, and handmade items, Currently, the market grounds cover about 100 acres (0.4 sq. km) and feature over 6,000 vendors, offering antiques, unique gifts, plants, farm and ranch tools, jewelry, iron works, crafts, apparel pottery, furniture, artwork, tools, and various collectibles.

Located in the heart of the historical Weatherford, the market has become a popular tourist attraction. It runs from 9 am to 4 pm. To avoid crowds, visit the market on a Thursday or Friday and try to arrive early. In addition to treasure hunting, First Monday Trade Days offers delicious food and beverages.

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