Canton Texas and First Monday Trade Days

The City of Canton, the county seat of Van Zandt County, is located about 60 miles east of Dallas and 40 miles west of Tyler. Canton is the home of the famous First Monday Trade Days.

Today's permanent population is about 5,000 residents. Five exits from I-20 serve Canton, with Exit 527, TX Highway 19, being the most popular for First Monday visitors and shoppers.

Canton is a Texas Main Street City, a National Main Street City, and a National Preserve America City. The historic downtown district features unique shops, restaurants, galleries and shopping open year-round, not just on First Monday flea market weekends.

First Monday Trade Days

First Monday Trade Days ... in Canton Texas ... visit there now!First Monday is considered the largest free flea market in the United States, and is held on Thursday - Sunday preceding the first Monday of each month.

Up to 100,000 visitors can shop there in a given weekend.

This popular flea market is open one weekend a month and provides spaces for 6,000 vendors located on hundreds of acres.

It has become known by shoppers from all across Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma as THE place to buy home decor, furnishings, antiques, clothing, crafts, jewelry, gifts, and collectibles.

And it is a favorite of vendors, dealers, craftsmen and artists alike as the perfect venue to market their wares.

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www.CantonTxFirstMonday.com

for details about First Monday venues, market dates, parking, lodging, dining, attractions, the City of Canton and much more information!


Distances to First Monday Trade Days from Nearby Texas Cities

Distances to First Monday Trade Days from Nearby Texas Cities

Driving Directions from Tyler to Canton for First Monday Trade Days

There are two main routes to reach First Monday Trade Days when traveling from Tyler to Canton

There are two main routes to reach First Monday Trade Days when traveling from Tyler to Canton.

Texas Highway 64: is the shortest and most direct route, however it is a two-lane road. It is about 38 miles from downtown Tyler, and takes about 45 minutes.

U.S. 69 & I-20: An alternative four-lane route is to take U.S. Highway 69 north from Tyler up to Interstate Highway I-20, and procede west on I-20 to Canton Exit 527. This route is about 41 miles, and typically takes about 52 minutes.



First Monday Trade Days Market Dates for 2017

The following Thursday - Friday - Saturday - Sunday market dates for Canton First Monday Trade Days have been set for 2017:

January December 29, 2016
- January 1, 2017
February February 2 - 5, 2017
March March 2 - 5, 2017
April March 30 - April 2, 2017
May April 27 - 30, 2017
June June 1 - 4, 2017
July June 29 - July 2, 2017
August August 3 - 6, 2017
September August 31 - September 3, 2017
October September 28 - October 1, 2017
November November 2 - 5, 2017
December November 30 - December 3, 2017

 

Lewis Auto Swap Meets in 2017

The following is a list of dates in 2017 for the Lewis Auto Swap Meets held in Pavilion 4000 at the First Monday Trade Days grounds:

   March 9-12, 2017
   May 11-14, 2017
   August 10-13, 2017
   October 12-15, 2017

Phone (903) 567-7897 for more information, or visit www.LewisAutoSwap.com

Other Attractions and Things to Do in Canton Texas

There are a variety of attractions and things to do in Canton after flea market shopping at First Monday Trade Days.

Other popular Canton area attractions include Zip the USA, home of the longest zip lines in Texas, and the nearby community of Edom, the setting for festivals, potters, artists, restaurants, and plant nurseries such as Blue Moon Gardens, our favorite! And just to the west of Canton on I-20 is Splash Kingdom Water Park, a great place for family fun.

And the Canton Autumn Stroll Festival is held each October in downtown Canton.

The Texas Rose Horse Park is only a few miles east of Canton, on Highway 110, just off I-20 at Exit 548.

Canton also holds The Van Zandt County Fair and Rodeo and an Annual Bluegrass Festival, which takes place in August. Canton has also been the host community for the United States Equestrian Drill Championship, which showcases top color guard and mounted drill teams from throughout the country.

We shop in Canton not only during First Monday flea market weekends, but at other times as well, frequenting the shops around the square downtown.

And the Paul Michael Company is a regular stop we make when shopping for home furnishings, any day of the year in Canton!

For golfing enthusiasts, located nearby Canton are the Twin Lakes Golf Course and Garden Valley Golf Resort, as well as the Van Zandt Country Club.

Canton Hotels and Motels

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:

Many visitors to First Monday also choose the wide variety and greater number of hotels and motels available in nearby Tyler which offers hotel properties such as Courtyard by Marriott, Residence Inn, Holiday Inn, Hilton Garden Inn, Staybridge Suites and other popular brand names.

Canton Area Bed and Breakfasts

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

Canton First Monday Trade Days Entrance