Saturday, April 4, 2009
A Trip to Canton, Texas
Need a Alpaca, pot~bellied pig, dog, goat, chickens, bunnies,lama's, horses or sugar glider bat well this place has them. Danny and I took a little trip across the state lines to go to Canton, Texas. First Monday Trade Days is a shopping adventure as big as Texas and it's located about an hour's drive East of Dallas.
I am not a shopper....let me repeat I am not a shopper but if you are this is the place to go. I have never seen so much stuff in one place in all my life. This place has been going strong since 1850. Yes since the 1800's people have been trading and selling their wares at this location.
We walked for 8 hours and still did not see all of it. Campers and RV's were crammed in side by side with folks selling everything you can imagine. There were so many buildings jammed full of merchandise you couldn't even see it all.
Antiques, art, collectibles, clothes, food, gifts, jewelry, purses, tools, cowhides, furniture, quilts, wind chimes, bird houses, signs, metal art, candles at every twist and turn.
If you go you better make a plan to meet up somewhere because cell phones don't get reception. Be sure to bring a cart or wagon to haul your goodies in or rent one there.
Food vendors were everywhere...roasted corn, turkey legs, lemonade, funnel cakes, kettle corn and so much more.
The day started out with a cool breeze but by the afternoon it was up to 80 degrees. I'm not sure I would want to be there come June, July, or August!
There was well over 7,000 vendors and then if that wasn't enough you could walk across the street to and there were even more. To say the least it was quite overwhelming!