Today's permanent population is about 4,229 residents according to the 2020 Census. Five exits from I-20 serve Canton, with Exit 527, Texas Highway 19 (Trade Days Boulevard), 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 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 5,000 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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Distances to First Monday Trade Days from Nearby Texas Cities
Dallas to Canton - 61 miles, 1:02 travel time
Arlington - 81 miles, 1:29 travel time
Plano - 68 miles, 1:40 travel time
Ft. Worth - 92 miles, 1:38 travel time
Houston to Canton - 210 miles, 3:55 travel time
San Antonio - 295 miles, 5:14 travel time
Austin - 217 miles, 4:00 travel time
Abilene - 240 miles, 4:10 travel time
Waco - 116 miles, 2:15 travel time
Texarkana - 144 miles, 2:30 travel time
Shreveport - 131 miles, 2:18 travel time
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 proceed west on I-20 to Canton Exit 527. This route is about 41 miles, and typically takes about 52 minutes.
The main route to reach First Monday Trade Days when traveling from Dallas or other Metroplex cities is via Interstate I-20. Driving time from downtown Dallas is about one hour.
Exit from I-20 at one of two exits:
The upcoming Thursday - Friday - Saturday - Sunday market dates for Canton First Monday Trade Days have been set for 2023:
|January||December 29, 2022 - January 1, 2023|
|February||February 2-5, 2023|
|March||March 2-5, 2023|
|April||March 30 - April 2, 2023|
|May||April 27 - April 30, 2023|
|June||June 1-4, 2023|
|July||June 29 - July 2, 2023|
|August||August 3-6, 2023|
|September||August 31 - September 3, 2023|
|October||September 28 - October 1, 2023|
|November||November 2-5, 2023|
|December||November 30 - December 3, 2023|
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 accommodations:
Lodging in Nearby Tyler
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, Homewood Suites, Staybridge Suites and other popular brand names.
Several B&B and lodging properties are located in the Canton area. We have no affiliation with any property, but provide the following list to give you a starting point for selecting your accommodations:
There are a variety of attractions and things to do in and around Canton, all month long, and throughout the year!
||Attractions & Things to Do in Canton
Traveler reviews and photos at TripAdvisor
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