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Welcome Shoppers!

First Monday Trade Days in Canton, Texas is the oldest, largest continually operating outdoor flea market in the United States. In September of 2023, First Monday celebrated its 150th Anniversary!

This popular flea market is open one weekend a month, attracts upwards of 100,000 shoppers, and provides spaces for over 5,000 vendors located on over 400 acres with over 700,000 square feet of covered shopping.

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

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

Canton is an increasingly popular shopping destination for savvy shoppers from Dallas, Houston and other metropolitan areas, as well as for value-seekers from dozens of Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma towns.

Home of the Ultimate Flea Market ... year-round, in Canton, Texas


2024 Market Dates

We've published the 2024 schedule of Canton First Monday market dates on this website for the convenience of flea market shoppers.

Canton trade days are held Thursday through Sunday prior to the first Monday of the month, year round.

Click here for dates of upcoming Canton Trade Days flea market weekends in 2024


Our Connection with Canton

Sign at the main gate at First Monday Trade Days in Canton, Texas

We've been visiting First Monday for years, actually for decades, and always enjoy the experience. As shoppers ourselves, we've designed this website to be a simple, straightforward information resource for visitors to First Monday, as well as for travelers to Canton, Tyler and the surrounding East Texas area.

We are dedicated to promoting Canton and East Texas, and the many positive aspects of life here.

However, this is an unofficial website with no connection or affiliation with, or sponsorship by, the City of Canton, First Monday Trade Days, the Canton Visitor's Bureau or the Chamber of Commerce.



First Monday Trade Days operates over hundreds of acres and provides spaces and booths for several thousand vendors.

2024 Dates

Canton First Monday Trade Days are held on one weekend per month, on Thursday through Sunday prior to the first Monday of the month, year round.


Quick orientation to venues, dates, parking, weather, shopping, dining, maps, attractions and more!


First Monday combines the best of all shopping worlds into one visit. It's like visiting a shopping mall, flea market, outlet mall, and country boutique all in one locale. 


Canton offers a variety of hotels, motels and other lodging and accommodations, both in the city and in the nearby countryside and towns, and Tyler.

Driving to Canton

Canton is situated on Interstate Highway I-20, making for comfortable trips from several major population areas in Texas such as Dallas and Houston.



For Official First Monday Information

This website is not meant to be a complete, detailed source of information about First Monday, but a starting point for getting oriented to the area, and planning a visit to First Monday Trade Days.


For current, up-to-date information on opening dates and policies, we encourage you to contact the official owners and operators of First Monday Trade Days.

Click here for the official First Monday Trade Days website and
First Monday Trade Days on Facebook
First Monday on Instagram


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