This past weekend, we took a girls trip to antique week in Round Top, TX. I joined my mom, grandmother, and my grandmother’s best friend since grade school for this fun trip. It was definitely something I have never seen before. Round Top, and several surrounding towns were full of tents and vendors. Everywhere you looked, there was somewhere to shop.
Round Top’s antique week happens twice a year – once in the spring and once in the fall. Round Top is actually a series of small towns that set up hundreds of vendors for two weeks. There are thousands of people here shopping during that time. Normally, the population is about 90 people in Round Top. But when it’s antique week, the population turns in to about 30,000.
While a majority of the shops were antiques, there was great jewelry, clothing and furniture booths too. I’m not a big antique shopper, but the way items were set up and displayed was something to enjoy.
My main role on the trip was co-pilot. My mom and grandma studied and planned certain areas we were going to shop, and I had to help us get there.
This event has a very thick magazine that lists most of the vendors that will be at antiques week. It also provided a very wide map that was our best friend by the end of the trip.
I bought a few things throughout the weekend, but my favorite part of the trip were the memories we made. There were a lot of laughs, some great food, and great views with the spring flowers blooming amongst the hills.
After my Round Top experience, I have a few tips to share:
- Take a basket or cart to keep your purchases. We had a foldable basket that we took everywhere.
- Bring snacks and water. Because these are small towns, there are not a lot of gas stations or restaurants around. It was easy to throw those in our basket as well.
- Wear comfy clothes and shoes. You will see everything, from sweats to skirts and heels. But with all of the walking, you won’t want your feet to let you down.
- Get a fried pie! I’m not the biggest fried pie fan, but there was a food truck that made fresh fried pies. They had a TON of flavors, and usually ran out every day. They are located in the Blue Triangle section.
I hope you all have the opportunity to visit Round Top someday. Happy Traveling!