InstaTexas: Antiquing in Round Top

Accounts to follow and hashtags to search for the latest intel on Texas’s biggest antiques show.

A booth at the Original Round Top Antiques Fair.

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 bestand most maddeningthing 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:

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:

GEOTAGS + HASHTAGS
Carmine | Round Top or #roundtop | Warrenton or #warrenton (below) | #texasantiquesweek | #goingtoroundtop

 

SHOWS + FIELDS
Arbor Antiques | Bar W Field | The Compound (below) | Excess Field | Marburger Farm | Original Round Top Antiques Fair | Zapp Hall

 

SELLERS
Eneby Home
Gold Dust Dresses (look for the pop-up at @RanchoPillow September 27 to 29)
HuntNPeckTX
Junk Gypsy (keep tabs on the #junkgypsyprom hashtag too)
Nomadic Trading
Old World Antieks
The Seven Swans
Townsend Provisions (below)

 

LOCAL EXPERTS + GUIDES
Katie and Lorie, of the Round Top Register (below, plus check out all of their great show info on roundtop.com)
Paige and Hull Smoot, of the Vintage Round Top
Round Top Mobile App

 

FOODIES
The Back Porch BBQ | Farmhouse Round Top Cafe | Royers Pie Haven (below) | Royers Round Top Cafe | Two Sparrows Roasting Co