This is the second year in a row that mom and I have gone to Canton Trade Days on New Year’s weekend. We have now decided that we will be making it a tradition.
Reasons why this is a great weekend to visit Canton Trade Days (AKA First Monday) #1 Great sales in all the booths after Christmas #2 You don’t have to book your hotel room very far in advance (plenty available) #3 There are only a few people with strollers/dogs/carts as opposed to the usual 232,878,975,860,983,784,569,687,465,876 #4 You don’t have to worry about choosing which New Year’s Eve party you will attend #5 You get to wear tennis shoes instead of heels on New Year’s Eve #6 When you want a corn dog/funnel cake/turkey leg/fried oreo, you don’t have to wait in line for 30 minutes! #7 You can get a first row parking spot #8 You can actually drive down the roads inside the trade days to pick up your items without running over anyone! #9 The vendors have time to visit with you and share some of their trade secrets #10 You start a New Year off SHOPPING and getting BARGAINS!!!
One of the best parts about Canton is the plethora of soup and dip mixes. Mom and I can’t resist all the samples! This year I bought green fudge, an unbelievable chili mix, tortilla soup mix, and tangy buffalo gourmet popcorn (yes its already open and half empty!)Trade days are good for my soul. My heart is happy when it is filled with design, decorating, and crafting ideas. Trade days are also good for my stomach…not so much my jeans though 🙂 The food is “fair like” so you will find corn dogs, funnel cakes, tater twisters, turkey legs, fajitas, fried twinkies, fried oreos, etc. If you ever attend with me you will find that my indulgence of choice is corn dogs, and I have one in my hand 75% of the time there. Tonight when I got home I was already reminiscing about the days events so….Of course, this was no comparison to the real thing!