It’s time to start planning another road trip. Round Top Antiques Week is only a month away. Yes, you read that right. In less than a month’s time, my sister and I will be headed south again from Chicago to Texas to participate in one of the largest antique markets in the US.
Round Top Antiques Show started over 50 years ago as a small weekend event and grew to the huge multiple site show it is today. Words cannot adequately describe the size and breath of this market. Located halfway between Austin and Houston, Round Top, Warrenton, and the surrounding area open their arms to welcome hundreds of dealers and thousands of shoppers twice a year. The fall antiques market begins around the 20th of September in some of the venues and continues through October 7th. Check HERE for dates of different venues.
We rent space in the Campbell Building in Warrenton Texas along with over a dozen other vendors that offer a wide variety of antique, vintage and new items. Everything from estate jewelry, vintage costume jewelry, repurposed vintage finds, hand made soaps, vintage clothing, painted furniture, architectural and industrial pieces with a steam punk vibe, barnyard chic pieces for your home and yard, funky finds and more.
The surrounding area of Warrenton is peppered with old dance hall buildings, vintage stores, mile square fields of circus size tents and newer venues just bursting at the seams with every kind of antique and vintage item. For an impressive view of the Round Top/Warrenton area check out this flyover video from last year. It will give you a basic idea of how much area this market covers. So if you plan to come this fall, bring your track shoes – there’s a lot of walking.
As I have for the past few markets, I will be blogging from Texas sharing funky finds, unique antiques, and my view of the market from Round Top Texas.