Antique Mother Lode
This is the biggie—think the Woodstock of Antique Markets. Twice a year, for about a week in the fall and again in the spring, Texas Antiques Week comes to a series of towns in rural Texas. Round Top, Warrenton, Carmine, LaBahia, Fayetteville, Burton, and Oldenberg host over 60 antique, decor, collector and fashion shows under tents and out in fields. Some of the show's names are as colorful as the stuff you'll find there; "Clutter," "The Chicken Ranch," and "Granny McCormick's Yard" are just a few. One of the highlights of the show, which is as social as it is mercantile, is the "Junk-o-Rama Prom,” hosted by a vendor by the name of "The Junk Gypsy." Revelers wear their best Texan finery, and glitter and sequins abound. Backed by live music to strut your stuff to.
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