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New Hampshire Antiques Week

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Round Top Flea Market Winter Show

Round Top Flea Market Winter Show

  Looking for some Texas Antique Flea Market action in January?  Look no further than the Round Top Flea Market Winter Show.  The weather might be cold, it might be mild, but for die-hard antique hunters, this show is a must-add to your buying trip calendar!...

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Round Top Flea Market Winter Show

Round Top Flea Market Winter Show

 

Looking for some Texas Antique Flea Market action in January?  Look no further than the Round Top Flea Market Winter Show.  The weather might be cold, it might be mild, but for die-hard antique hunters, this show is a must-add to your buying trip calendar!

 

Round Top Flea Market Winter Show

 

a Texas highway in oak trees near Round Top

 

The Round Top Flea Market is arguably one of the largest and most famous flea markets in the United States.  Typically held twice each year, in the Spring and in the Fall, this sprawling hunters paradise draws dealers and buyers from all over the world.

Not long ago, a third event was added to the mix, right in the heart of Winter.  Risky?  Nope, actually brilliant.  There’s not many antique shows happening during the first quarter of the year, and buyers and collectors are always eager to find an early in the year opportunity.

If you are familiar with the craziness and crowds of Round Top in the Spring and Fall, the Winter Show will feel a little different.  Fewer venues are open, but those that are have GREAT quality and are worthy of shopping!

 

bolts of vintage textiles at Cole's Antique Market

 

 

2024 Round Top Winter Show Venues

 

The Big Red Barn & The Continental Tent

475 Texas HWY 237 Carmine, TX 78932

This show is one of the top shows at Round Top for true antiques hunters.  Home to a wonderful mix of early antiques, English antiques, American country, fine glass, authentic turquoise jewelry, rare art and much, much more.  Located in a fully climate controlled building and climate controlled tent adjacent to the Red Barn.

Show Date:  January 19 & 20, 2024

9:00 am to 5:00 pm both days.

Cash only ticket purchase at the door, or buy online early here. 

 

Blue Hills

Texas Highway 237, one mile south of the Red Barn

Blue Hills is the sister antique venue to the Red Barn. Blue Hills is a favorite stop for interior designers and shoppers alike. With its rustic vibe and picturesque pole barns, Blue Hills is a must see destination for lovers of all things antique and vintage.  Boasting free entry as well as parking, staffed bathrooms, and easy access off of Texas Highway 237, this twenty-six acre property is comprised of 100,000 square feet of shopping space and over 60 curated vendors.

Note:  Blue Hills is an open-air venue, so come dressed for the weather!

Show Date:  January 18-21, 2024

 

Cole’s Antique Show

3637 SH-237
Round Top, TX 78954

As the largest indoor antique show in the area, the Cole’s Dealers present the finest antiques, art, and jewelry collections that Texas has to offer. With over 250 established dealers from around the world, this show is renowned for its high quality and unparalleled collectibles. The Venue is climate controlled, with a well staffed bathroom, free parking and free entry.

Show Date:  January 18-21, 2024

9am-6pm each day

 

excess

Located directly across the highway from Coles. and adjacent to Coles.

This show is a series of large metal roof spaces, each space occupied by a different dealer.  Garden Decor, industrial, furniture and rugs are just some of the great items you can find at excess. This is a completely outdoors venue, so dress for the weather.

Show Date:  January 18-21, 2024

 

The Compound

2550 State Highway 237 Roundtop, TX 78954 S

A broad cross-section of fine European and American antiques; furniture, fixtures, decorative arts, lighting, antique garden, and architectural remnants. Mid-century Modern, antique weapons, estate jewelry, and silver, plus a large showing of French antiques both country and classic, and just about everything in between including “antiques of tomorrow” fine furniture, artisan lighting, decor, artisan offerings and more.

Plenty of on-site parking, free entry, nicely maintained restrooms, and regular shopping hours from 9:30 to 6:00 daily.

Show Date:  January 18-21, 2024

 

Bader Ranch

Bader Ranch is known for variety of traditional antiques, mid-century modern furnishings and luxury fashion in a large 10,000 building.

Show Date:  January 18-21, 2024

 

The Round Top Winter Show seems to grow larger each year, so if I have not listed one of your favorite shows, be sure and check their website to see if they are participating this year.

Many of the permanent shops and restaurants in Round Top proper are open as well.  We have been able to walk into Royers, which is unheard of during the Spring and Fall, so I’ll keep my fingers crossed you will have the same luck.

 

a man holding antique French fruit drying racks in Round Top Texas

 

 

Where to Stay and Eat for the Round Top Winter Show

 

The good news is, the crowds are MUCH less crazy than the Spring and Fall shows.  But you still need to plan ahead if you want to rent a Guest House in the area.  We typically stay in either Brenham or in Bastrop at a National Chain Hotel.

If you choose to stay in Bastrop, we can recommend Maxine’s Cafe for Breakfast, and for dinner we often enjoy a meal at Neighbor’s Kitchen and Yard (great outdoor seating if the weather is nice) and Gracie’s for Chicken Fried Steak.

 

 

I hope you make time to visit Round Top this winter!  If you’d like more information about antiquing in Round Top, you can read this post.  

If you are interested in other Winter Antique Shows, click here to learn about Nashville in February!

 

 

 

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