Get ready to experience down and dirty shopping at its finest! That’s right, flea markets are one of those experiences that you just don’t get anywhere else. To help you cross this one off your bucket list, we have prepared a list of the 10 best flea markets in Texas! Happy exploring
Looking for more fun things to do? You are in luck! We have put together some fun grids of great ways to spend an afternoon in Austin, Dallas, Houston, or San Antonio.
Experience Canton’s First Monday Trade Days
The history of Canton’s First Monday Trade Days goes all the way back to the 1850s. More than 150 years later, it has attracted thousands of shoppers from all over the country. Although the market is actually held from Thursday through Sunday preceding the first Monday of each month, it still remains to be called the First Monday market.
Join the festivities at Austin Country Flea Market
One of the oldest and largest flea markets in Central Texas, Austin Country Flea has over 300 vendor spaces. It has been included in Travel Channel’s list of the “top ten world’s best flea markets”. Aside from the shopping experience, thousands flock to this weekend market for great food, live music performances and special events.
Spend the entire weekend at Traders Village
They say everything is bigger in Texas. With more than 6 million shoppers and festival-goers gathering at Traders Village’s three locations every year, well, it definitely is. Its first market opened in Grand Prairie in 1973 followed by Houston and San Antonio.
Discover a hidden treasure at Buchanan’s Vintage Market
For more than 30 years, “Buchanans” has been synonymous to high quality antiques and collectibles in the Southwest. Its store in Dallas hosts a monthly market attended by antique dealers and fine art collectors from the United States and Europe. It has been voted as “the best flea market” by D-Magazine’s The Best of Big D 2003 and Dallas Observer’s Best of Dallas 2007.
Find everything you need and more at Third Monday Trade Days
Third Monday Trade Days traces its roots back to the old country-wide market in the 1870s. Now, this weekend market in McKinney showcases over 450 vendors offering a mix of the old and new. The event is actually held on the weekend (Friday to Sunday) before the third Monday of each month.
Hunt for rare finds at Buffalo Gap Flea Market
Every third Saturday of each month, shoppers travel to the Old Settlers Reunion Grounds for the Buffalo Gap Flea Market. This market has a motley of items from antiques and collectibles, to new and used merchandise, and a lot more. Over 150 dealers are featured in this event that runs from February to December.
Find everything you need under the sun at Sunny Flea Market
Located in north Houston, Sunny Flea Market sits on a 35 acre land that is filled with 50,000 visitors every weekend. This open-air market hosts over a thousand vendors offering their products and services. Aside from the shopping, there’s always something going on with special events all year long.
Have a shopping fiesta at 77 Flea Market
77 Flea Market has become one of the top shopping destinations in Brownsville. Customers can enjoy authentic Mexican grub like aguas frescas, nachos and tortas while shopping in this outdoor market. It’s open every Saturday and Sunday, rain or shine, all year round.
Beat the heat at Alamo Marketplace
With over 80,000 square feet of air conditioned indoor shopping space and 300 booths, Alamo Marketplace is San Antonio’s largest indoor flea market. Just minutes away from Downtown, it is very accessible to customers from all of San Antonio and its surrounding areas. The market is open from Fridays to Sundays, all year long.
Bring the whole family at Bussey’s Flea Market
Bussey’s Flea Market first opened its doors in 1978 with 120 vendor spaces. Since then it has grown to over 500 vendors and attracts 12,000 to 16,000 visitors every weekend. It also has eight snackbars offering traditional American carnival fare like hand-dipped Blue Bell Ice Cream, snow cones, burgers, hotdogs, nachos, tacos, funnel cakes, and a lot more.