If ever there was an event created just to be Instagrammed, it’s the twice-annual extravaganza of antiques shows that pop up in and around Round Top each spring and fall. Between the fields of “junk” and the elaborately curated booths at shows like the Original Round Top Antiques Fair and the Marburger Farm Antique Show, there are photo-ready vignettes around every corner. As any junking veteran will tell you, the best—and most maddening—thing about the shows is their sheer breadth. Given the seemingly endless string of tents and booths along Texas Highway 237, how do you know where to start or what all there is to see (and buy)?
Luckily, with the fall shows in full swing, there’s a fresh stream of snapshots to help you navigate the goings-on and sneak a peek at who’s selling what.
If you’ve never been and want to get the lay of the land, start with our previous guides for general tips and hints:
- “How to Navigate the Round Top Antiques Shows” (March 2016)
- “What You Need to Know Before Diving Into the Round Top Antiques Fair” (September 2015)
- “Pastures of Plenty” (February 2015) and the accompanying Round Top Trip Guide (updated July 2016)
- “Treasure This” (April 2013)
If this isn’t your first rodeo, but you want to discover new sellers and events, fire up Instagram and get to scrolling through the following accounts, hashtags, and location-based search results for real-time, boots-on-the-ground updates from shoppers and sellers alike:
Gold Dust Dresses (look for the pop-up at @RanchoPillow September 27 to 29)
Junk Gypsy (keep tabs on the #junkgypsyprom hashtag too)
Old World Antieks
The Seven Swans
Townsend Provisions (below)