The Round Top Antiques Show is more than dusty relics and shabby chic signage. It’s 3-plus weeks full of people flocking to Round Top, Texas, from across the U.S. It’s treasure hunts and a festival of epic proportions. It’s food, fun and friendships formed over shared searches for one-of-a-kind finds.
If you are planning to travel to attend the huge Round Top Antiques Fair this spring, you’ll want to check out You searched for – Texas Vintage Shop Directory (texasvintageshopper.com) to find antique shops all over Texas to shop your way to and from this event! Within seconds you can know how many antique shops are within any given city and find their location. Many of these shops are not located on google as they have fallen under the google radar. And, we have provided a phone number for each shop so you can make sure they are open for business that particular day.
Andern Design offers tips for navigating the Texas Antique Week Faire http://anderndesign.com/blog/2018/3/27/heading-to-round-top
Dress comfortably stylish! Texas weather can be extreme and change overnight, but many days are picture perfect. Shoe choice and sun coverage are the most important decisions when it comes to staying comfortable while navigating the shows. Wear layers and a light jacket or top to cover your shoulders to avoid sunburn, even if it seems overcast. Wear comfortable shoes or, if the forecast calls for rain, wear rain boots and bring an umbrella. Bring a hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses—just in case.
WHAT TO BRING
Carry a large tote bag to carry water, snacks, sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses. Use your tote to carry a notebook and pen (or use your cellphone) for writing down your purchases, including the location, name, and number of the vendor you need to pick up your items from.
Bring a camera or use your cellphone to take pictures of the items you bought and left behind to pick up later. (Always ask permission before you take photos of a booth and get the name and contact info to tag the vendor in social media outlets.)
You can also carry smaller items you have purchased in your tote bag or use a rolling cart, however these can be tricky when trying to maneuver in smaller booths.
Bring a measuring tape and a list of items or spaces with measurements that you are trying to find to help in decision making. Bringing swatches of paint or material or photographs to help in color pairing or matching.
Bring your business cards! This is a very large show and you will come in contact with shoppers and vendors alike that may turn out to be an opportunity to talk “business”.
Bring cash! Although many dealers accept credit cards and checks, cash is always welcomed. There are banks located in Round Top and the surrounding areas of Carmine, La Grange, and Brenham, and some show sites have ATMS.