Frequently Asked Questions

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Where is Round Top, Texas?

Round Top, Texas is a small town, Population 90.  Located halfway between Houston & Austin on HWY 237. 

Click here for directions.

 

What is the Round Top Antiques Show?

The Round Top Antiques Show, or “The Show” as referred to by seasoned Round Top shoppers, is a biannual antiques festival hosted in and around the small Texas town of Round Top. In the Spring and Fall over 100,000 people descent upon the small rural town to shop the largest (and arguably best) antiques festival in the country. What started over fifty years ago at our venue now stretches over 11 miles on Highway 237.

 

Read more about the history of the show here.

 

When is the Round Top Antiques Show?

There are 3 events a year- Spring, Fall and Winter. Every venue is open for different lengths of time. Many shows in Round Top are open for a full two weeks or longer, like our sister venue Blue Hills, while our show and a few others are open less than a week. The Winter Show is a weekend show, while Spring and Fall are larger/longer shows.

 

Click here for show dates for the next show.

Click here to see dates for FUTURE SHOWS.

 

Are there other shows going on in the area?

Yes!! There are more than 80 shows that surround us! All show venues in the Round Top area are independently owned and operated and set their own show dates and times.

 

CLICK HERE to see our antiques show map and download our show guide for more info on entire Round Top experience. 

 

RoundTop.com and ExploreRoundTop.com are great resources as well.

 

Where can we stay for the Fair?

There is a limited amount of lodging in these small Texas communities. We suggest you book your lodging early, as local hotels tend to sell out fast. 

 

Check out the LODGING tab on our website for local area information on lodging.  

 

Is there an airport ?

Major Airports are located in Austin & Houston. Local Airport is in LaGrange.

 

Visit our LOCATION page for a map and more info.

 

What if I buy a large item?

We have professional shipping services on-site to take care of shipping or delivering large or bulky items. We also have porters available to help you load heavy items.  

CLICK HERE to learn more about our on-site shippers.

 

I'm interested in becoming a vendor?

Let’s chat! Find the vendor application here. Please note that the merchandise at our venues are 100% antiques and vintage. We do not accept any NEW or REPRODUCTION merchandise.

 

Is there parking available?

We have ample FREE parking for any type of vehicle, including buses & RV's. We also have ample Handicap Parking available for those with permits.  Sorry NO Overnight parking.

 

Is there food available at the show?

Our show features a spacious dining tent with several food and drink vendors. The dining area features a large tent with ample seating.

 

What is the weather like?

Texas weather can be unpredictable, with cold fronts, heat waves and rain all possible during the Fall and Spring shows. We recommend packing layers so you are prepared for anything.

 

Here is our guide on how to dress for Round Top shopping.

 

Do the vendors accept credit or debit cards?

Quite a few vendors do accept credit and/or debit cards, but please know that not all vendors do.  Be prepared with cash to make your purchases.  We do offer an ATM Machine in our Big Red Barn Lobby as well.

 

Are the facilities air conditioned?

Our venues ARE air conditioned. 

 

What is the best route to drive to the show?

This historic Hwy 237 is just a 2 lane county highway. To avoid traffic, use Hwy 290 and then jump on to Hwy 237 and it is less than 3 miles to the Big Red Barn Event Center. 

Click for Directions.

 

Are pets allowed?

Service Animals are welcome. Small Dogs are allowed inside the Big Red Barn as long as they are able to be held the entire time. Due to the crowds inside the Big Red Barn, leashed and large animals are NOT permitted, as they are a trip hazard.

  

Are strollers permitted?

Strollers & wheeled shopping carts are NOT permitted ON OPENING DAY.  Due to crowds inside the Big Red Barn, the traffic makes it difficult for customers to navigate the aisles.  Small strollers are ok during the other days of the show, as the crowd permits. If large crowds are present, our staff may ask that you leave those in your vehicle.  For more information on this, please see one of our event staff at the gate. NO WAGONS, NO LARGE CARTS, NO LARGE STROLLERS ARE PERMITTED ON ANY DAY OF THE SHOW. We have an awesome porter staff so getting your items to your vehicle is no problem. Ask any staff member or porter for information. 

 

Do you rent scooters or wheel chairs?

At this time we do not, however if you have your own, you are more than welcome to bring it.  Due to crowds inside the Big Red Barn, the traffic makes it difficult for customers to navigate the aisles, especially on opening day.  For more information on this, please see one of our event staff at the gate.

 

Do you have an ATM?

Yes!  ATM's are located in the Big Red Barn Lobby as well as in the Dining Tent. 

 

What can I expect in Round Top when the antiques show isn’t happening?

Round Top has become a popular weekend destination in recent years with the expansion of shops and restaurants that are open year round. However most everything is closed Monday - Wednesday!

 

See our Round Top weekend guide here.