As of April 2015, the flea market in Canton, Texas, known as First Monday Trade Days, is open the Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday before the first Monday of each month. The hours are approximately 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., though some dealers close later.
A version of the First Monday flea market has been held in Canton since the 1850s. Originally, people gathered near the courthouse on the day the circuit judge came to town. Produce, livestock and homemade goods were traded and sold. In 1965, Canton relocated the market slightly north of the courthouse on 6 acres of land. Over time, the market has changed from its original Monday time slot to a Thursday-through-Sunday schedule.
The First Monday market offers a wide range of items, such as antiques and collectibles, home furnishings and decorations, arts and crafts, and vintage clothing. Food vendors also sell at the market. Scooter rentals are on site. An RV park with water and electric or full hook-ups is located inside the market's grounds.
Vendors have options for monthly rentals. Open-air lots are continually available. Sellers interested in setting up in the Trade Center building must apply for space. The Civic Center is reserved for antiques and collectibles. The Dry Creek Landing building is for annual space rentals.