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!