Driving to & Arriving at Canton
Canton is situated on Interstate Highway I-20, making for comfortable trips from several major population areas in Texas.
Shown are approximate mileage and driving times for shoppers traveling to Canton First Monday.
Driving Times and Distances from Area 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
Driving from the Dallas Area to Canton
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 three exits:
- Exit 523 - Highway 64: If you didn't stop at Buc-ee's at I-20 & US-80, there is a fairly new Duke's Travel Plaza at this exit, offering gasoline, rest rooms and places to eat. It's on the north side of I-20. Follow Highway 64 east to downtown Canton, and turn left onto Highway 19 (Trade Days Boulevard).
- Exit 526 - FM 859 (Edgewood Drive): This exit to the right leads you to the West Entrance of the original grounds, on your left about one mile.
- Exit 527 - Highway 19 (Trade Days Boulevard): This is the primary exit for Canton; at the top of the ramp, turn right onto Highway 19. The main areas of First Monday will be on your right.
Driving from Tyler or Shreveport 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, with some passing lanes. 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 then travel west on I-20 to Canton Exit 527. This route is about 41 miles, and typically takes about 52 minutes.
Interactive Map of the Canton Texas Area
How do I get in? What are all those gates and entrances?
There are several entrances, and gates, to the main areas of First Monday, i.e., the original First Monday park and the adjacent Lewis section.