Texas’ rich culture can be seen in many aspects of Texas life. The food, the music, and the overall lifestyle in Texas are all enriched by the history of this great state. Texas has long been a place where communities form with members from different parts of the U.S., and even different parts of the world. This rich diversity is very much prominent in one of Texas’ greatest traditions: the antique market / flea market. This is where pieces from different generations and different areas of the globe come together and tell a story about where they came from, and how they ended up in the Lone Star State.
There are many antique markets all across Texas. Some smaller local events are monthly, and some larger events are semiannual. One great market that is well worth the look is the Antique Alley Texas. This semiannual event takes place across 37 miles of scenic and quaint country roads about 35 miles south of Fort Worth. It spans four towns including Grandview, Itasca, Maypearl, and Cleburne. There is enough in this Texas sized event to keep you entertained for an entire weekend and more. There are traditional antiques for sale as well as great food, art, and even classic automobiles. You can drive along the highway and stop at various stands along the 37 miles. There is truly something for everyone, and you never know what you will find, or what interesting story the pieces around may have. Mark your calendars and bring a friend with a truck, the next two shows take place September 20-22, and April 18-20.