North Texans love a good deal, and flea markets are a superb source for bargains. Canton’s First Monday flea market gets a lot of buzz here, but you don’t have to make the hour-long drive from Dallas to search for treasures. There are several quality flea markets right here in the Dallas and Fort Worth area to facilitate all your antique, vintage and collectible needs. Read on to discover five of the best flea markets North Texas has to offer.

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Trader’s Village Flea Market
2602 Mayfield Road
Grand Prairie, TX 75051
(972) 647-2331, (972) 647-8205

Price: Free admission, $2 parking

Trader’s Village came to DFW in 1973 and has been going strong since. Attendance is heavy at the massive market in Grand Prairie held every Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to dusk, housing more than a thousand merchants with everything from cats and dogs to home furnishings. Equally enticing are the beer and soft drink carts that stroll the marketplace, promising guests relief from the sweltering summer heat in the form of ice cold liquid refreshment.

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Third Monday Trade Days
4550 West University Drive
McKinney, TX 75071
(972) 562-5466

Price: Free admission, $3 parking

Third Monday Trade Days in McKinney is a monthly flea market held the weekend before the third Monday of the month. TMTD is another heavily trafficked market with more than 300 vendors and a truly family-oriented environment. In addition to the antiques, collectibles and other fantastic finds, they boast a playground, train and pony rides, wagon/stroller rentals, an indoor mall and fair-like concessions. Fridays hold the most merchants and the best deals.

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Vikon Village Flea Market
2918 Jupiter Road #D
Garland, TX 75041
(972) 278-7414

Price:  Free admission and parking

Vikon Village Flea Market is an indoor market in Garland with central heat and air condition. It’s an excellent option for deal-seekers shopping during North Texas’ steamy summers. There are close to 150 vendors selling all things big, small and everything in between from novelties to necessities. And with free admission and parking, you’ll have more cash to spend on the gems you find.

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University Drive-In Theater Flea Market
West Fork Trinity River
Highway 199 East of University Drive
Fort Worth, TX
(817) 877-3021

Price: Free admission and parking

The University Drive-In Theater Flea Market in Fort Worth is a weekly market held Saturdays and Sundays from approximately 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. They offer free parking, snack bars and a plethora of products within the market. You can get your vehicle’s air conditioning fixed, your windows tinted or a stereo installed while you shop thanks to the auto care merchants set up in front of the parking lot. Shop for plants and flowers, athletic gear and leather goods to the tune of fiesta music in fabulous Fort Worth.

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Barn Flea Market
Will Rogers Complex, Cattle Barn #1
3401 W. Lancaster Ave. #1
Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 372-8896

Price: Free admission, $5 Parking

Flea marketing is always fun, but flea marketing at unique locales is even better. The Barn Flea Market will be a treat if you’ve never visited Will Rogers in Fort Worth, and the experience comes complete with a very authentic, but not unpleasant cattle aroma wafting from the cattle barns. This particular market is held every Saturday and Sunday and offers patrons food, restrooms, heat in the winter and air in the summer. You can find old records, antiques, vintage pieces and countless other treasures. Will Rogers has plenty of lots to store your vehicle, but all roads lead to a $5 parking fee.

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