It’s common knowledge that everything is bigger in Texas – the same goes for its flea markets and antique fairs.
With so many iconic cities and trendy areas to explore, Texas is home to some of the most popular vintage shopping destinations in the whole of the United States. Our carefully selected list of the best flea markets in Texas, only features markets that offer the finest antique and vintage items. We’ve done the research so you don’t have to!
This south central state borders Mexico, so chances are shoppers will discover a lot of vintage Mexican collectibles, such as old-fashioned Taxco silver, Panama hats and classic maracas. Not to mention the divine Tex-Mex food on offer; enchiladas, quesadillas, fajitas… our mouths are watering already.
#1 Flea Markets in Texas: Texas Antique Weekend
More than 100,000 people assemble in rural Texas twice a year for Texas Antique Weekend. This vintage bonanza lasts for three weeks and showcases collectibles, decor and antiques in barns, under tents and in fields.
This mammoth event regroups dozens of antique and vintage shows around the areas of Round Top and Warrenton. Texas Antique Weekend spans over 30 acres in Carmine, Burton, Oldenburg, Shelby, Fayetteville and points in between.
Browse more than 2,000 antique, collectible and craft vendors. Vintage fiends will discover items like Majolica ceramics, furniture, glassware, fine china, silverware, trinkets, chandeliers, lamps, vintage accessories, Victorian items, ranch oak furniture and early century decorations.
Texas Antique Weekend has absolutely everything you could possibly need. If you are heading to this shopping dreamland, remember that there is no such thing as just a casual visit.
Where: Fayette County, 78940, TX US
When: Twice a year. Next event, 21st Sept 2017 – 8th Oct 2017.
More information: Read here our full review of Texas Antique Weekend
#2 Flea Markets in Texas: First Monday Trade Days – Canton
Don’t be fooled by the name, this flea market doesn’t actually take place on a Monday. In fact it happens on the weekend before the first Monday of every month. First Monday Trade Days is one of the oldest flea markets in the United States.
One really does need four days to explore all of the vintage goodies that are on offer in Canton. Over 6,000 vendors are scattered across an impressive 28 miles of land, attracting over 300,000 eager antique enthusiasts.
A special guide is printed for each edition of the First Monday Trade Days, which we highly recommend that people buy. Diving head first into this shopping labyrinth without a plan or compass is risky business, even for hardcore flea market frequenters. However, we can think of worse places to be lost than surrounded by retro home-ware and accessories.
Where: 1st Monday Lane 800, TX US
When: Thursday to Sunday, before the first Monday of every month
More information: Read here our full review of First Monday Trade Days
#3 Flea Markets in Texas: Texas Pickers 1st Saturday Antique Sale & Flea Market
Situated in the breath-taking Navasota hill which is just northwest of Houston, Texas Pickers 1st Saturday antique sale and flea market covers three floors in a historic barn, as well as specialized vendors and tents outside.
This popular Texan flea market opens on the first Saturday of every month. Spend your morning and afternoon digging through the enticing junk and vintage treasures. There is a BBQ and a modest selection of food stalls so you can fuel yourself for some serious shopping.
Find shabby chic furniture, crockery, fine bone china, fishing tools, taxidermy, hunting memorabilia and other vintage bits and bobs. The founders, Bill and Melanie are vintage experts – they have been in the antique trading business for more than 25 years.
Where: 2241 FM 2988 Rd. Navasota, 77868, TX US
When: First Saturday of every month
More information: Read our full review of Texas Pickers 1st Saturday Antique Sale and Flea Market
#4 Flea Markets in Texas: Third Monday Trade Days, McKinney
Third Monday Trade Days is the oldest monthly trade show in northern Texas and is held on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday before the third Monday of every month. Established at some point in the 1870’s, this weathered flea market never fails to amaze its customers with innovative concepts and high-quality traders.
Home to over 450 vendors who are ready and raring to sell old-fashioned toys, delicate silverware, western goods, rustic home-ware and vinyl records, this market means serious business.
This vintage shoppers nirvana boasts 18 acres of land reserved just for parking. Plus, two on-site cash machines, mobility cart rentals and three separate shopper entrances and exits. Third Monday Trade Days is more than just a regular flea market, it is a fully fledged antique village!
Where: 4550 W University Dr, McKinney, 75071, TX US
When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday before the third Monday of every month
More information: Read here our full review of Third Monday Trade Days, McKinney
#5 Flea Markets in Texas: Buchanan’s Vintage Market – Dallas
This monthly market was established over 20 years ago, and has since flourished into one of the most respected antique and collectors markets in the south of the United States.
Situated on Grand Avenue in Dallas, Buchanan’s Vintage Market usually takes place on the third Saturday of every month. It is the ideal place to source antique trinkets, artwork, pottery, rustic furnishings and kitsch retro ornaments.
Many customers drive for hours on end just to visit this vintage super show that spreads out over 85,000 square feet. Not only does this market feature collectibles and souvenirs from the United States, but also from all over Europe. Shoppers are guaranteed to leave this weathered flea market with a real treasure in their mitts.
Where: Dallas Fairpark, 3809 Grand Ave. Dallas, 75210, TX US
When: Saturdays and Sundays, normally monthly
More information: Read here our full review of Buchanan’s Vintage Market
#6 Flea Markets in Texas: Bussey’s Flea Market
First established in 1978, this family-owned flea market is run by three generations of employees. Bussey’s Flea Market has a buzzing atmosphere and is suitable for the whole family.
Browse more than 500 vendors selling an eccentric variety of nik naks and oddities. Expect to find retro cameras, 8-track tapes, vintage games, old Levi’s jackets, ornate lamp shades and garden furniture. The large selection of food stands sell kid-friendly dishes and lots of delicious sweet and savoury snacks. Unfortunately pets aren’t allowed on the site, unless they are guide dogs or another service animal.
This market has bundles to offer; the parking area is paved and only costs $1, there are plenty of bathrooms and designated rest areas. It’s the perfect place for a memorable family day out!
Where: 18738 S Interstate Hwy 35, Schertz, 78154, TX US
When: Every Saturday and Sunday
More information: Read here our full review of Bussey’s Flea Market
Bonus Resource: Texas Flea Markets Map
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