Decatur Swap Meet


The Decatur Swap Meet is the first major automotive swap meet of the season in the south central United States.  It is the meet shoppers look for to kick off the new season of restorations, repairs, car shows, and tours. Vendors from as far away as Minnesota take part in the meet year after year. This yearly event is sponsored by the Wise County Antique Auto Club and hosts more than 3,000 vendors each year. The meet takes place at the Wise County Fair Grounds the last weekend of February come rain or shine.

Photo Below: Volkswagen Karrman-Ghia Classic Car Ca. 1970s

The event not only brings history to life, the crowds it draws serve as a major boom for the local economy. There is an estimated 20,000 to 30,000 people walking through the Swap Meet on Saturday if there is good weather. An economic study done a few years ago showed that the meet adds $2.7 to $3 million to the local economy. The meet is one of the most popular in the region and the first held in the South. It runs 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday. For more information, call (940) 627-6555.


Get a brief video tour through The Decatur Swap Meet. It is an automotive swap meet . This meet is a Vintage car restoration dream. It includes vintage oil and gas signs such as Humble, Gulf, Sinclair, Shamrock, Texas Electric, Coca Cola and all types of memorabilia, motorcycles, Texas license plates, vintage bicycles, hot wheel collectible cars, reproduction advertising signs, old car parts, radios, tools, restored automotive seats, tool boxes, old jeeps, trucks, wheels, welders, guns, knives. motorcycles, old car parts, radios, tools, restored automotive seats, tool boxes, old jeeps, trucks, wheels, welders, guns, knives, 1960s Chevrolet trucks, 1950s Ford Fairlane, corvettes, farm signs, Fina, South Texas Electric Cooperative Signs, A wheelie bike, also called a dragster, muscle bike, high-riser, spyder bike or banana bike, is a type of stylized children’s bicycle designed in the 1960s to resemble a chopper motorcycle and characterized by ape hanger handlebars, a banana seat with sissy bar, and small (16-to-20-inch (410 to 510 mm)) wheels.

Benny, with Classic Car Rides, likes to attend Swap Meets to find parts and tools. He has been setting up a spot at the Decatur Swap Meet for the last few years to sell some excess parts. Most of the years the weather was poor and the pickings were slim. That wasn’t the case this year (2023)! No rain, less wind, and the temperatures were above freezing! That meant there was more selling and buying. He said he did alright. He bought some tools and made some videos on them. Now that he is home he’ll be mentioning that “I got this at the Decatur Swap Meet” when using a tool or using a part he got cheap. Watch Benny’s video here Decatur Swap Meet 2023


Be sure to check out the antique shops while you’re visiting the swap meets Decatur Texas Vintage Shops

80% of the vendor’s items must be auto-related. 

FREE Admission to Swap Meet

Parking available at the North and South of Swap Meet for a MINIMAL FEE


Rain or Shine 

Advertised Nationally 

Old Style Meet

NO DRIVE TIME on Saturday from 10am to 3pm

Wise County Fair Grounds
3101 S. FM 51
Decatur, TX 76234

Hwy. 51 South, 1.5 miles south of Junction 287 & 51

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