Once a month this quaint, peaceful, East Texas Main Street City of 3,581 becomes the seventh largest city in Texas when up to 400,000 shoppers visit World Famous First Monday Trade Days the oldest, largest, continuously operating outdoor market in the United States, only 60 miles east of Dallas on Interstate Highway 20.

Despite its name, First Monday isn't held on the first Monday of the month. Shopping days are on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday preceding the first Monday of every month, rain or shine, holiday or not with shopping areas that cover almost 400 acres and space for 7,000 vendors in five locations around the city.

Merchandise ranges from new home furnishings and furniture, clothing, jewelry, candles, handbags and shoes, electronics, iron works and outdoor decor, plants, tools, great food concessions and more, to antiques, collectables, quilts, intricate crafts, folk and fine art, woodworking and live animals and pets of all types and sizes.

People say that if you can't find it in Canton, it probably doesn't exist!



Canton, Texas


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119 N. Buffalo
Canton, Texas 75103

Dallas, Texas

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