The Round Top Antique Show first landed on my radar when I watched an episode of Junk Gypsy featuring the vintage goods mecca. (Season 1 Episode 5…if you’re interested!)
I knew that if I was ever in Texas during one of the shows I would HAVE to check it out! I gladly added it to our Fort Hood and Texas Bucket List.
We made our first trip to the Round Top Antique Week for the spring show and it did not disappoint!
I would go back in a heartbeat, but there are some things that I wish I had known before our first trip.
What exactly is the Round Top Antique Show?
This is something that I thought I had figured out when I first decided that I wanted to go to the Round Top Antique Show, but I was wrong….kind of. Let me explain.
I thought that the Round Top Antique Show was basically a giant flea market, but with nicer wares.
I thought that we would go to the quaint little town of Round Top and find it transformed into a sea of tents full of antique and vintage items.
And I wasn’t completely wrong, but I also wasn’t right.
The Round Top Antique Show stretches for 20+ miles, from the community of Warrenton through the tiny town of Round Top, over to the towns of Carmine and Burton.
Not only are there vendors set up in tents along the roadside and in parking lots, but most of the towns’ businesses participate in Antique Week as well. In fact, some businesses are only open during the weeks of the show.
I was completely unprepared for just how BIG this event is!
We shopped for TWO DAYS and saw only a fraction of the fair. There were ladies at our hotel that had been there for a week and were still shopping and finding new vendors every day!
Round Top Antique Show is a huge and overwhelming event! We spent most of our time at Bar W Field in Warrenton. Since, according to nearly everyone, it’s the cheapest area to shop in.
You can find other areas and vendors online if you’re looking for something in particular.
It’s Not Just Antiques
What Can I Buy at Round Top?
Anything! And everything!
Seriously, there was so much cool stuff and not just antiques.
I was afraid that we would show up to the Round Top Antique Show it would be full of nothing but true, certified antiques….the kind that we can’t afford. But it was so much more than that, especially Bar W Field in Warrenton.
**Note: there are different venues that cater to true antique dealers.**
We saw vendors with your typical flea market selection: used toys, clothes, furniture, shoes, dishes, home decor, jewelry, antiques, etc.
And then some vendors had very specific niches.
We saw a tent filled with nothing but antlers and flint. There was a vendor that sold nothing but handmade chandeliers. Some sold already refurbished furniture pieces. One tent was filled with nothing but rugs. Another was full of wood and metal decor from Mexico.
One of the things that I loved MOST about this ‘flea market’ was that NONE of the vendors were selling MLM products or cheap phone cases. I hate when I go to a flea market and that crap is all that’s there. It’s so disappointing.
We saw SO MANY interesting things at the Round Top Antique Show!
Sekey Collapsible Foldable Wagon with 220lbs Weight Capacity, Heavy Duty Folding Utility Garden Cart with Big All-Terrain Beach Wheels & Drink Holders. Khaki54 Cans Backpack Cooler – Everlasting Comfort Beach Cooler Backpack Insulated Leak Proof – Soft Cooler Bag for Picnic, Camping, & Beach Accessories. Sandproof, Water-Resistant, Lightweight
Bring a Wagon
Going into this event, we knew we would need to wear good walking shoes, stay hydrated, and take frequent breaks. However, we didn’t even think about how we would deal with the things we bought.
We brought our truck to Round Top in case we bought any furniture and needed to get it home. But we didn’t think about carrying around the smaller items we would pick up.
It didn’t take us long to get tired of constantly walking back to the truck to put things up. So, before our second day of shopping, we bought a wagon at Wal-Mart and it was a lifesaver!
Kings Trek Beach Cart with Big Wheels for Sand, Foldable Beach Wagon Cart with 12 Inch Balloon Tires, Rust Free Utility Cart – 20.1EchoSmile Heavy Duty 350 Lbs Capacity Collapsible Wagon, Outdoor Folding Camping Wagons, Grocery Portable Utility Cart, Adjustable Rolling Carts, All Terrain Sports Wagon with Big Wheels, Beach Wagon
You Can Go to the Junk Gyspy Store!
After leaving Bar W Field in Warrenton, we headed into Round Top to see what was in the town. We passed by Junk Gypsy Company on the right and you better believe we turned right around!
The store was just as awesome as you would imagine. And even though we didn’t buy anything, we were glad that we stopped in.
There were a lot of cool displays and plenty of design ideas and inspiration. Also, Jolie was there greeting everyone and taking pictures. She was just as sweet and welcoming as you would imagine.
We even hung out and rested for a little bit while the girls played a Jenga yard game. It was a welcome break and we’ll stop in again next time!
There are Snacks!
Before heading to Round Top, I packed a small cooler with drinks and snacks. I figured we would get hot and hungry and could head back to the truck for a quick refuel. And while we were glad to have it, there were plenty of food trucks and eateries to choose from.
From ice cream to barbeque to funnel cakes, there was plenty of good food to be found.
Of course, it was a little pricier than I would like, but it was worth it not to have to haul around a cooler or walk back to the parking lot. So, I’m not complaining!
We loved the Round Top Antique Show so much that we are planning to return to the October show! We only saw a fraction of the spring show and hope to cover more area in the fall.
And we gushed about it so much and all the cool stuff we found that my parents are driving to Texas to go with us! We can’t wait!