Best Flea Markets In DFW

July 26, 2016 7:00 AM

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Whether you are looking for a deal or just like looking at things from the past, exploring flea markets can be an interesting way to spend a weekend. The Dallas/Fort Worth area has plenty of places to find hidden treasures and this list will help you discover your next find.
Traders Village
2602 Mayfield Road
Grand Prairie, TX 75052
(972) 647-2331
www.tradersvillage.com

Traders Village has been the Metroplex’s place to find the best deals on everything that you can possibly imagine since 1973. Located in Grand Prairie between Dallas and Fort Worth, Traders Village is the largest flea market in North Texas and sells everything from jewelry, antiques, vintage vinyl, clothing to furniture, toys, records and electronics. Whether you just want to walk the miles of vendors looking to find a great deal or interested in attending a special event, there is plenty to see at Traders Village. The market has rides for children and State Fair style food. The booths are open weekend days. Parking is $4. No pets are allowed. Best tip: Bring a hat to beat the Texas summer sun.

First Monday Trade Days
800 First Monday Lane
Canton, TX 75103
(903) 567-6556
www.firstmondaycanton.com

First Monday Trade Days is about 60 miles east of Dallas off Interstate 20 in Canton, Texas. Historically, the name originated from a judge that would stop in the town on the first Monday of every month to attend to court proceedings. At that time (the 1850s) people would come into town to purchase supplies for their home and sit in on the action of the day, which was usually a hanging or some other court pronouncement. Through the years First Monday grew and the City of Canton purchased land for people to conduct trading or sales. Now, Trade Days start on Thursday go through to Sunday before the first Monday of the month and do not include Monday at all. What you will find at First Monday Trade Days is everything from authentic antiques, vintage furniture, clothing, books and some original Texas art. You don’t have to wait until the State Fair of Texas to enjoy Fair food. At First Monday Trade Days they have funnel cakes and corn dogs. Non-aggressive dogs are allowed but must be on a leash and owners must be responsible for their pet’s waste. Best tip: Wear comfortable walking shoes like sneakers, not flip-flops.

ReMarket
200 S. Main St.
Cedar Hill, TX 75104
(214) 957-4001
www.chartstx.org/remarket

For sixth months out of the year on the fourth Saturday of the month — during March, April, May, (breaking for the summer) September, October and November — ReMarket serves southwest Dallas County in Cedar Hill. As a community market, ReMarket’s purpose is to promote vendors that are eco-friendly – those that upcycle and repurpose items. What will you find at ReMarket? Jewelry, clothing, photographic art, handmade crafts, floral arrangements, live music and fresh local produce.

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Third Monday Trade Days
4550 W. University Drive
McKinney, TX 75071
(972) 542-7174
www.tmtd.com

Third Monday Trade Days started in the 1870s. Located two miles west of I-75 on US 380/University Dr., McKinney’s Third Monday Trade Days is more than just hair bows and camo clothes though you will find those there. Third Monday also has furniture (a mix of shabby chic and western), home décor, outdoor decorations including metal art, clothing. Although puppies are sold at Third Monday, bringing dogs and other animals to the Trade Days is prohibited. Parking is $5 and free after 3 p.m. on the weekends. Best tip: Come on Friday when parking is free.

West End Night Market
2200 N. Record St.
Dallas, TX 75202
(214) 659-1663
www.sidewalksale.com

This “night time” market started in the early 70s and parking was free. Vendors set up on Friday around 6:00 p.m. and the best shopping deals occur from 9:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. Saturday. This all night shopping market is great for computer and electronic buyers and got its roots from ham radio enthusiasts that wanted to get together. This electronic flea market goes rain or shine, sun or snow on the first Saturday of the month. Although the event occurs in the West End, no alcohol is allowed on the plaza. There is no free parking in the West End. Best tip: Go to the website and get a discount code for $2 off the parking rate that is normally $5.

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Robin D. Everson’s appreciation for art, food, wine, people, and places has helped her become a well-respected journalist. As a multi-faceted entrepreneur, Robin brings a unique look at the world of business through her many interviews and articles. A life-long lover of education, Robin seeks to learn and enlighten others about culture. You can find her work at Examiner.com 

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