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Flea Markets in the US: 6 must do flea markets from East Coast to West Coast

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The Biggest flea market: Texas Antique Weekend, from Fayetteville to Carmine, TX

Everything is bigger in Texas, and its premiere flea market is no exception. Texas Antique Weekend is a twice-yearly chain of shows that spans over 30 acres along Highway 237, at a midpoint between Houston and Austin.

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In April and October of every year, vendors from all over the country meet at this flea market to showcase items like Majolica ceramics, mid-century holiday decorations, vintage furniture, small Victorian items, antique archaeology, antique bottles, ranch oak furniture and basically everything else in between.

Stan Williams, author of The Find: The Housing Works Book of Decorating with Thrift Shop Treasures, Flea Market Objects, and Vintage Details (Clarkson Potter; 2009) puts Texas Antique Weekend at the top of his personal list and described it this way: “If you want big, expensive items, they’re there. If you want junk, it’s there. This flea market really has everything.”

Texas Antique Weekend - (c) by danmachold
Texas Antique Weekend – (c) by danmachold

Because of its massive size, diverse spread, and semi-annual schedule, there is no such thing as a casual visit to the Texas Antique Weekend and flea market. Whether you’re a devout or amateur thrifter, make a shopping holiday out of it. Check our full review of the Texas Antique Weekend.

Photo: Stan Williams / elegantthrifter.blogspot.com

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