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Flea markets in Dallas-Fort Worth area

Posted 10:18am on Thursday, May. 30, 2013

One of the oldest flea markets in North Texas is Third Monday Trade Days in McKinney, which began in the 1870s. The markets themselves are believed to have originated in Paris around that same time, though some say the Fly Market in New York City inspired today’s flea market.

The term “flea” could have two meanings: Shoppers move so fast they look like fleas, or the goods are believed to have been flea-infested. Abroad, they are also known as trash-and-treasure markets or car-boot sales.

Here are some key flea spots in the Metroplex:

Fort Worth

Cattle Barn Flea Market

8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday

Will Rogers Memorial Complex Barn 1, 3401 Harley Ave.

Find it on Facebook.


• The Dallas Flea

Quarterly, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday (announced a few weeks before date)

South Side on Lamar, 1409 S. Lamar St.


Deep Ellum Outdoor Market

11 a.m.-5 p.m. every third Saturday

2820 Indiana Blvd.


Grand Prairie

Traders Village

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

2602 Mayfield Road



• Old Red Lumberyard Junk Market

Monthly, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday and Saturday (next one June 14-15)

600 E. Louisiana St.

Find it on Facebook.

• Third Monday Trade Days

8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday before third Monday each month

4550 W. University Drive


— Joanna Cattanach, Special to DFW.com

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