Once a month, McKinney, Texas hosts the oldest and largest monthly trade days/flea market in north Texas. It has its origins over 100 years ago when judges used to ride a circuit to preside over court proceedings once a month. In Collin County, the judge came the third Monday of every month, and residents would gather and eventually began to trade. This is how Third Monday Trade Days got its start and its name.
With over four hundred vendors now, you can shop for anything imaginable such as home decor, gifts, clothing, small animals, tools, antiques, collectibles and so much more.
Visitors will find parking easy for $3, and admission to the market is free. There are clean restrooms, two ATMs, plenty of concessions, and cart, wagon or stroller rentals.
Even if you don’t feel like spending money, there is so much to see at this local open-air market, and the family-friendly atmosphere is a great opportunity for kids to see what local artisans make and sell as well.
Third Monday Trade Days is open year round from 8am to 5pm on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday before the third Monday of every month.