I have friends and coworkers who go every year (twice a year) and it was hard to imagine what they were talking about. What I envisioned was nothing like what I saw over the weekend. First off, the sheer size of this event is very impressive. While one of the “shows” is called The Zapp Hall Antique Show, not everything is on the Zapp Hall property. There are fields and fields of dealers from all over the country and while driving down Highway 237, I said to myself “Wow”. Each field has its own official name (ie. Bar W Field, Tree Park Field, etc.) and you can easily walk from one field or “show” to the next.
You pretty much can find anything here. From true antiques worth hundreds to custom products that you find on Etsy, people were walking around with baskets and golf carts filled with stuff. I went with Aiden so we got to experience this together. I saw a few items that I was interested in but didn’t want to make a decision on my first outing. After knowing what I know now, I will go again in the fall. And don’t worry ladies, I think guys would have fun at the show too just because you can find some super cool Americana items there.
The best part about all of this? It’s FREE! No admission to shop your hearts out or just walk around like what Aiden and I did. The antique show in Round Top, a few miles north, does charge admission… keep that in mind if you’re planning/wanting to hit up both shows.