The COVID-19 pandemic shut down the world's largest flea market in April for the first time in the event's 170 year history. It opened back up in July with some restrictions and will be open this weekend with the same restrictions.
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!