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Texas Market Days

Market days, also called trade days, are held all around Texas on weekends throughout the year. Most take place in smaller towns where vendors drive in to sell arts, crafts, collectibles and much more. Bargain-hunters flock to these events, as do those who enjoy the bazaar-type atmosphere - often accentuated with live music and fun food.

Here are some of the market day events around Texas:

Market Day takes place the third Saturday of the month, April-November, plus a Christmas Market Day TBD in December. Blanco is on Highway 281, convenient to San Antonio and Austin. For info: Website.

The Bonham Kiwanis Trade Days are held the first weekend following the first Monday of each month at the Bonham Fairgrounds (TX 56 and TX 121 N).

Second Monday Trade Days are held the Friday, Saturday and Sunday before the second Monday of each month at Bus. Hwy 287 & Hwy 81. This market has been held since 1890. For info: Website or (940) 872-1114.

Buffalo Gap
Held the third weekend (Saturday and Sunday) of every month.

First Monday Trade Days in Canton, southeast of Dallas, is one of the best-known market days in Texas. And one of the largest flea markets in the U.S. Held the Fri-Sat-Sun prior to the first Monday of each month. For info: Website or email.

Ellis County (Waxahachie/Midlothia area)
The Ellis County Trade Days are held on the weekend before the second Monday of every month. Hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturdays and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sundays. The location is off of U.S. 287, between Waxahachie and Midlothian, and about 30 minutes away from the DFW Metroplex. See their website for more info.

Gruene is a small, historic area in New Braunfels, in between San Antonio and Austin. The Old Gruene Market Days is one of the best markets in the San Antonio area, and is held the third weekend of every month. For info: Website or (830) 832-1721.

Livingston's Third Monday Trade Days take place the Friday, Saturday and Sunday preceding the third Monday of each month. Location is Pedigo Park on Highway 59 (Livingston is between Houston and Lufkin). For info: Website or (936) 327-3656.

The Old Mason Market takes place monthly on the weekend of the third Saturday. The exception is November, when the market is held on Thanksgiving weekend. Hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays.

Third Monday Trade Days take place on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday preceding the third Monday of each month. McKinney is less than an hour drive from Dallas and Fort Worth. For info: Website or (972) 562-5466.

Trade Days held the third weekend of every month at 1304 NW Stallings Drive.

Port Neches
Port Neches Avenue Trade Days are held the third weekend of each month except December on Port Neches Avenue. Hosted by the Port Neches Avenue Merchants Association.

Old Mill Trade Days is held at the site of the historic Post Tex Mill, founded by cereal marker C.W. Post in 1906. It's open to the public the first Friday, Saturday and Sunday of each month. Parking is free with about 500 vendor spaces. For info: Website

San Antonio
Victorian Trade Days take place the first weekend of every month at Victoria's Black Swan Inn, 1006 Holbrook. Free parking and admission. Hours: Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Stanton's "Old Sorehead Trade Days" is held several times a year and is a West Texas tradition. More than 600 vendors and 30,000 people flock in for each sale. Shows are traditionally scheduled the second weekend in April, June and October. For info: Website

Market days held the third weekend of every month at the Tyler Market Center on Highway 69 North.

First Monday Trade Days are held the Friday, Saturday and Sunday preceding the first Monday of each month. Site is the First Monday Grounds at Santa Fe Drive/Fort Worth Highway.

Wimberley Market Day is the first Saturday of the month from April through December. Site is Lions Field, located on Ranch Road 2325, about a quarter of a mile from the junction with Ranch Road 12. For info: Website


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