Located about 40 miles west of Tyler via Texas Highway 64 or Interstate Highway I-20 is the City of Canton, the county seat of Van Zandt County
, and home of the First Monday Trade Days.
It is considered the largest free flea market in the United States, and is held on Thursday - Sunday preceding the first Monday of each month.
Up to 100,000 visitors can shop there in a given weekend.
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While Canton has several motels and other accommodations, many visitors choose the wide variety and greater number of hotels and motels available in nearby Tyler.
In Canton, accommodations include Super 8, Motel 6, Best Western, Comfort Inn, Days Inn and various RV and B&B units.
There are two main routes to reach First Monday Trade Days when traveling from Tyler to Canton.
Texas Highway 64: is the shortest and most direct route, however it is a two-lane road. It is about 38 miles from downtown Tyler, and takes about 45 minutes.
U.S. 69 & I-20: An alternative four-lane route is to take U.S. Highway 69 north from Tyler up to Interstate Highway I-20, and procede west on I-20 to Canton Exit 527. This route is about 41 miles, and typically takes about 52 minutes.
The following Thursday - Friday - Saturday - Sunday market dates for Canton First Monday Trade Days have been set for 2014:
- August 28 - 31, 2014
- October 2 - 5, 2014
- October 30 - November 2, 2014
- November 27 - 30, 2014
The following Thursday - Friday - Saturday - Sunday market dates for Canton First Monday Trade Days have been set for 2015:
- January 1 - 4, 2015
- January 29 - February 1, 2015
- February 26 - March 1, 2015
- April 2- 5, 2015
- April 30 - May 3, 2015
- May 28 - 31, 2015
- July 2 - 5, 2015
- July 30 - August 2, 2015
- September 3 - 6, 2015
- October 1 - 4, 2015
- October 29 - November 1, 2015
- December 3 - 6, 2015