It's a tradition that began over 150 years ago in the East Texas town of Canton. Farmers, ranchers and townspeople would gather in Canton before the first Monday of the month to trade what they owned or had made for other goods and services from their friends and neighbors.
First Monday Trade Days in Canton is not exactly a well-kept secret. It's an East Texas highlight every month, and it draws thousands of visitors from miles around. Now the enormous flea market has been picked by CNN as one of the nation's best!