Courtney Warren is a Texas-based interior designer whose work has been featured in Real Simple, Better Homes & Gardens, Good Housekeeping, Apartment Therapy, and Today.com. She is a frequent consultant on Fox 4 TV’s Good Day program in Dallas, was ranked in the top 3 percent of interior designers in the US by Houzz.com, and starred in the Dallas episode of TLC’sFour Houses. She delights in helping overwhelmed clients create beautiful spaces—and will never turn down a warm chocolate chip cookie or Diet Dr Pepper.
The big cities include Waco, Houston, Austin
This is my favorite source for non antique week schedules and things to do in and around Round top.
No. According to Roundtop.com everyone is working together to take extra safety measures this year for safe shopping.
In a spirit of collaboration, venues have agreed to adopt enhanced health standards for their individual shows to include mandatory masks for shoppers and dealers when social distancing cannot be achieved; shopping set up to ease the ability to remain socially distant; capacity limits according to state standards at the time; and enhanced hand-sanitizing facilities….Venues with enclosed areas will have enhanced procedures to provide for healthy shopping and dining.
Helpful dates, schedule and sources that are constantly updating.
However, friends, do not let these small oddities deter you!
Round top, Tx is my favorite Texas flea market!
If you can soldier through the little inconveniences, it will be absolutely the BEST, MOST UNIQUE SHOPPING EXPERIENCE you will ever find ANYWHERE!
I kid you not, Round Top is GREAT! So here’s the skinny on the ultimate fleamarketpalooza:
When is Roundtop Flea Market? Generally, (and only generally), the spring show is the first weekend of April and the fall show is the first weekend of October. The bigger sales within the show have different start and end times, so almost no matter when you go, different sellers will be open.
To explain, One Roundtop Calendar site explains,”More than 60 shows opening and closing on different dates in and around the Round Top – Warrenton area over a three week period.”
How big is the Roundtop Antique Show?
Think Canton’s First Monday on steroids
X the number of Friends reruns on TBS.
Roundtop.com specifies “The show itself stretches 20-plus miles, largely along State Highway 237 in Fayette County. The majority of the retail venues are in open-air buildings and barns and temporary tents.”
Even you stay the entire two weeks of the show,
you cannot POSSIBLY see it all!
It can be difficult to find a place to stay in town since the population of Roundtop, Texas is about 90.
Like, 90 people. I know that is obvious, but I wanted to make sure you knew I wasn’t leaving off a zero or three.
Some personal favorites and must-see stops (other than vintage Christmas anything, HOW CAN I POSSIBLY CHOOSE?!)
As for the actual shopping, I’m telling you, no matter where you stop, you will hit gold. It truly depends on your style and price point. The sellers range from high-end European antiques to rusty vintage items in the fields. So here is the Supreme Shopping Tip that needs to guide you: No matter what you find, you have to get it home! Every time I drive off with Round Top in the rear view mirror, I am squashed up tightly to the driver-side door because my car is jam-packed with every imaginable item that I COULD NOT LEAVE BEHIND.
But as long as I don’t have to roll down my window to fit into the the driver’s seat, I’m down for just ONE MORE PURCHASE!
Royers Round Top Cafe – OMP (Oh My Pie!), people, you must sample these homemade wonders. I keep trying new flavors and love them all, especially when sweet meets salty with chocolatey deliciousness!
Townsend Provisions– adorable gift shop and the biggest collection of vintage cowboy boots
Blue Hills– a collection of cute booths and a nice restroom (that was extremely important when I was 9 months pregnant, got home from Roundtop and had a baby! Yes, Round Top is that good–I wouldn’t miss it even for advanced almost-babyness!)
Need more info? I like these sites to stay on top
of Roundtop Texas Antique Week news.
This is not Homegoods.
It is a field with terrible wifi.
Cash is king.
No matter what plans you make, remember there is no wrong way to shop this week! Drive until you see something that looks interesting, park and shop! (Warning: it will ALL look interesting!)
I had the amazing opportunity to be followed in this month’s issue of Country Home, so for the full guide to shopping Roundtop, check it out!
Do you already know how you’re going to incorporate those amazing Round Top finds in your home decor?
I’d love to help you! Let’s talk!
Have some questions?
No problem! I offer a complimentary, no-strings-attached phone call consultation.
Email me to book a call time–and let’s start making design fun!