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Once a month this quaint, peaceful, East Texas Main Street City of 3,581 becomes the seventh largest city in Texas when up to 400,000 shoppers visit World Famous First Monday Trade Days – the oldest, largest, continuously operating outdoor market in the United States, only 60 miles east of Dallas on Interstate Highway 20.

Despite its name, First Monday isn’t held on the first Monday of the month.  Shopping days are on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday preceding the first Monday of every month, rain or shine, holiday or not with shopping areas that cover almost 400 acres and space for 7,000 vendors in five locations around the city. 

Merchandise ranges from new home furnishings and furniture, clothing, jewelry, candles, handbags and shoes, electronics, iron works and outdoor decor, plants, tools, great food concessions and more, to antiques, collectables, quilts, intricate crafts, folk and fine art, woodworking and live animals and pets of all types and sizes. 

People say that if you can’t find it in Canton, it probably doesn’t exist! 



Lake Tawakoni is a popular boating and fishing lake about an hour's drive east of Dallas and 7 miles east of Quinlan, Texas.  Lake Tawakoni has 36,700 acres of surface area and approximately 200 miles of shore line which offers a lot in recreational activities.  It has become a popular lake for swimming, boating, waterskiing, jet skiing, fishing, picnicking, duck hunting, and more.  It is also a good lake for summer lake homes along the shore.

Lake Tawakoni is known as the "Catfish Capital of Texas", but good to great fishing also includes striped bass, white bass, large-mouth bass, hybrid bass, sandbass and crappie.  The average hybrid on Tawakoni weighs about 7 to 8 pounds.  Lake Tawakoni's record for striper bass is 22.25 lbs.

There are several towns around Lake Tawakoni where you can find dining, shopping and lodging.  Some of the towns around Lake Tawakoni include: West Tawakoni, East Tawakoni, Wills Point, Boles Home, Quinlan, Hawk Cove, McRoy, Alsa, Flats, Hermit Cove, Point and Lone Oak.

You will find several places where you can dock your boat and launch your boat on Lake Tawakoni.  You can also rent watercraft at the lake.  There are several marinas where you can store your boat at the lake.

Lake Tawakoni State Park is a 376 acre park with 5.2 miles of shoreline.   The park offers boating, fishing, hiking trails, sandy beaches, boat docks, picknicking, and viewing of wildlife and fauna.  It has three nature trails with beautiful views of Lake Tawakoni.  It has open areas and deep woods.  For more information - click here.

Lake Tawakoni is located in three Texas counties:  Rains, Hunt and Van Zandt counties.  Iron Bridge Dam, located in Van Zandt and Rains counties, is a rolled-earth embankment with an ungated concrete spillway.  The total length of the dam, including the spillway, is approximately 5.5 miles long.



Each of the Splash Kingdom Waterparks has a wide variety of attractions to appeal to every range of adventure.  From kid-friendly slides to adreneline-pumping adventures, we have just what you're looking for!




In 1981, Stanley K. Tanger (1923-2010) pioneered the Outlet Industry by building the country’s first authentic outlet shopping center in Burlington, North Carolina. This was not only the beginning of Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc., but also of a thriving retail venue – the Outlet Industry, which has grown to hundreds of outlet centers worldwide today.

Steven B. Tanger (current President and Chief Executive Officer as of 2009) joined forces with his father Stanley in 1986 as the company’s fourth employee. Under their leadership, the company prospered and grew to 13 outlet centers by 1992.

Then, in 1993 Tanger led the way again by becoming the first outlet center developer to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange as a publicly traded Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT). Shares are traded under ticker symbol SKT.

Tanger’s Best Price Guarantee, an Outlet Industry first was originally instituted in 1995. The program offers Tanger shoppers an instant cash refund of the difference if they should find an item purchased at Tanger advertised for less. The Best Price Guarantee gives Tanger customers’ confidence that they are getting a great deal each and every time they shop.

In October of 2010, Stanley K. Tanger, the company’s Founder died at the age of 87, surrounded by his family. Mr. Tanger’s name was synonymous with outlet centers and he was known as a dynamic businessman, philanthropist, mentor and friend.

Tanger’s portfolio of outlet centers has continued to expand and today includes 43 outlet centers in 26 states coast to coast and in Canada. Savvy outlet shoppers look to Tanger Outlet Centers for the biggest selection of first-quality, in-season merchandise, for the latest fashion trends from their favorite brand name and designer outlet stores and so much more. Because consumer love shopping and saving direct from the manufacturer, Tanger centers are major tourist attractions that welcome more than 180 million brand name bargain hunters annually. America knows the value of shopping TangerStyle.


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