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Your Guide to Visiting the World's Largest Flea Market

If you have a passion for flea market finds and for exploring vibrant markets, First Monday Canton Texas should be on your radar! Nestled in the heart of East Texas, this renowned market draws visitors from far and wide, offering an unparalleled shopping experience. First Monday Canton Texas is the largest flea market in the world, making it a must-visit for shopping-aficionados! This market is located just 45 minutes from Jellystone Park™ Tyler, making it the perfect compliment while camping near Canton, TX!

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About First Market Canton

First Monday Canton has earned its reputation as the world's largest flea market, with a rich history dating back to the 1850s. Originally a local trading day, it has evolved into a sprawling monthly event, attracting vendors and shoppers alike. The market spans acres, providing an incredible array of antiques, crafts, collectibles, and more. Whether you're a seasoned collector or just love exploring unique finds, First Monday Canton promises an unforgettable experience.

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How to Shop

The market caters to all tastes and interests. From handcrafted artisanal goods to vintage treasures, the shopping opportunities are endless. It is important to consider wearing comfortable clothing and shoes when shopping, as First Monday Canton Texas is a sprawling market. Be sure to bring a small shopping pull cart or bag for your finds, and bring cash for your purchases. Also, note that due to the highly crowded nature of the market, phones may lose service. Plan ahead for a meeting point if your group plans to split up.

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When to Plan Your Visit

First Monday Canton Texas is open only a few days each month. Above, find the dates that the market will be available. Jellystone Park™ Tyler also has some great events planned for these times, with events ranging from hero training sessions to a chocolate slip-n’-slide adventure. Be sure to check out our weekly themes for more fun activities at our campground near Canton, TX! 

Choosing Your Accommodation

When looking for campgrounds near Canton, TX, Jellystone Park™ Tyler offers an array of accommodations that have something for everyone! With spacious RV spaces, inviting camping sites, and cozy cabins, our camping resort caters to all preferences for an ideal family retreat. With an abundance of family-oriented activities, from themed weeks to water attractions, Jellystone Park™ Tyler guarantees a memorable experience for all ages, solidifying its reputation as one of the best family campgrounds in Texas.

Day Passes

If, on the other hand, you are looking to only spend a day at one of the best East Texas water parks, Jellystone Park™ Tyler also has you covered! Our Piney Woods campground offers day passes, providing you access to our fun attractions. From pools to playgrounds, our park is full of activities for the whole family! For a full list of attractions open during your visit, view our attractions page. Spend some time visiting First Monday Canton Texas, and then visit our campground for some fun and rejuvenation!


First Monday Canton Texas beckons with its shopping delights and charm. Pair that with the unique offerings of Jellystone Park™ Tyler, and you’ve got an exciting getaway! Book your stay, plan your market visit, and get ready for an unforgettable experience that blends the best of East Texas culture and fun. Your adventure awaits!