The Round Top area hosts the nation’s largest antiques, vintage and junk show twice annually. Venues, permanent and pop-up, are open in Round Top as well as the surrounding communities of Burton, Carmine, Warrenton, Fayetteville, Oldenburg, Kenney; collectively, they’re known as as the Round Top Antiques Show.
The spring version begins mid-March and runs through the first weekend in April while the fall edition commences mid-September and ends the first weekend in October. A winter show occurs at the end of January; not all venues participate.
It can’t be described quickly, but we’ve pulled together a bunch of resources to help you get the big picture of this big extravaganza.
- Debuting Fall 2018: Our newest guide includes essential maps, schedules such the venues open, by date, as well as our best tips and all the insider info we can gather on food, lodging and special events.
- We love maps. This fun, hand-drawn, collectible map was done by John Lowery in 2017 as a special feature for Round Top Texas life & style.
If you are looking for lodging ideas, we have them as well. Recommendation: start early and recognize that there are many options from RV parks and guesthouses to B&Bs, glampers and hotels (historic and chain) and motels. Many boutique guest accommodations are owned by designers so they’re inspiring destinations in and of themselves.
When it comes to shopping, the entire area is a wonderland. If you’re a first-time, expect to be overwhelmed. Twenty-five miles of fields, barns, yards, buildings and acres and acres of tents can leave the uninitiated (and even the veterans) a little breathless.
Read our tips here.
Bottomline, don’t try to see it all in one day. If you only have a day to shop, spend some time on social media looking at what others buy/post to help you narrow down the fields/venues that may strike your fancy. And talk to people…Round Top vendors and shoppers are friendly and ready to help other people find their treasures.
Shopping is hungry work, so we’ve compiled our best suggestions for eating well while you’re on the hunt.