It is well worth it to spend a day in the quaint city of Canton, Texas during the first weekend of the month. The city’s First Monday Trade Days is one of the most anticipated events that is fun for the whole family. On the first weekend of every month, the city hosts the largest, continually operating, outdoor flea market in the United States. And don’t let the name confuse you, it is open the first Thursday to Sunday of every month. From incredible food to an array of fun and useful items that you can purchase, we give you the tips and tricks to have the best experience at First Mondays Trade Days in Canton.

  • Bring a cart or stroller
    • If you have small kids, dogs or if you just plan on purchasing items from the extensive amount of vendors, bring a cart or stroller. It’s handy to have a place to store your items or give your kids a rest from the walking, especially because First Monday Trade Days is held on over 100-acres of land.
  • Wear comfortable shoes and appropriate attire for the weather
    • As mentioned before, you will be doing a lot of walking. The Trade Days are open rain or shine, and though all the vendors are covered, it is best to come prepared.
  • It is best to bring cash
    • All of the vendors accept credit cards, but you never know when it comes to technology! Bringing cash is a safe way to ensure you can purchase every item you desire during First Monday Trade Days.

The flea market is a great place to spend quality time with your family as well as grab some amazing treats. One of the best kept secrets at First Monday Trade Days is the Mini Donut stand hidden inside one the vendor areas. These little donuts are made fresh to order and are well worth the wait. Head to Canton for an amazing experience during the first weekend of the month and let us know what your favorite part of the flea market is.

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