First Monday Trade Days

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About First Monday Trade Days  

Known as one of the oldest open-aired markets in Texas, the First Monday Trade Days is steeped in tradition as a monthly event. In the mid 1800s, local farmers, ranchers, and merchants would buy, sell or trade their livestock, handmade items, produce, and other supplies to large crowds during the monthly legal trials at the courthouse. Initially this event was known to all as a monthly “Stray Day” sale which has now evolved into a market event offering traditional selling opportunities for vendors to showcase their items coupled with innovative attractions to interest visitors. 

With a history of buying, selling, and trading for over 155 years, you can find almost anything at First Monday Trade Days. Browse the various vendor spots in this outdoor venue to find unique gifts, plants, farm and ranch items, antiques, pet supplies, jewelry, second-hand bargains, iron works, crafts, pottery, furniture, collectibles, artwork, tools, along with great festival food. 

Located in the heart of the historical district, adjacent to the local farmer’s market with convenient parking on Santa Fe Drive, First Monday Trade Days event is still growing and on a consistent basis has been recognized as one of the most popular tourist attractions the City of Weatherford has to offer visitors. 

New things are happening at the Weatherford First Monday Trade Days. Larger spaces, the return of livestock sales at the market, new facilities, and a general upgrade of the grounds are all on the agenda. Old traditions are still with us, just a new look with attractions and fun activities to do while looking for that ‘special’ something! 

To receive further information as a visitor or vendor, please contact the reservation office by calling 817.598.4359 or email. The First Monday grounds are open to the public from 9 am to 4 pm each Friday, Saturday and Sunday before the First Monday each month throughout the year. Come by and be part of the festivities. Weatherford First Monday Trade Days; a Texas time-honored tradition!


We at Weatherford First Monday Trade Day’s want to make sure that our visitors have a wonderful experience! We are following the Texas State Governor’s Guidelines very closely and taking extra precautions to help against the spread of COVID-19. All staff, vendors and shoppers please be mindful, we all need to do our part to help make this event safe and fun! 

What we will do:

  • Provide extra hand sanitizing stations 
  • Train staff to follow protocol and disinfect restrooms and common areas 
  • Post social distancing signage 

What we would like shoppers to do:

  • Have hand sanitizer with you and use it before and after touching any surfaces 
  • Wash hands frequently 
  • Practice 6 feet social distancing (please be kind and patient) 
  • Consider wearing CDC recommended protective equipment (masks/gloves) 
  • Please use common sense and keep our at-risk population in mind 

What we would like vendors to do: 

  • Provide hand sanitizer for yourself and shoppers 
  • Wash hands frequently
  • Consider wearing CDC recommended protective equipment (masks/gloves) 
  • Monitor your booth access so shoppers practice 6 feet social distancing. If you have multiple aisles, make them one way. 
  • Sanitize surfaces frequently
COVID-19 Sign
  1. First Monday Trade Days

    First Monday Trade Days
    Phone: 817-598-4359

2023 Bookmark Dates
The First Monday Trade Days event open the weekend before the first Monday of each month. 

    Friday-Sunday, 9am-4pm

  2. Event Grounds Office
    Open Event Weekend Only
    Friday-Sunday, 7am - 4 pm
    Address: 317 Santa Fe Dr 
    Weatherford, TX 76086
    Phone:  817-598-4359

    Parks, Recreation and Special Events Office Hours: 
    Monday-Friday, 8am - 5pm
    Address: 119 Palo Pinto St. 
    Weatherford, TX 76086
    Phone:  817-598-4359
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