First Monday, as we refer to it these days, is coming up.  For the month of April, it is March 30 – April 2, 2017. This is one of the busiest months of the year for First Monday.  

Do you know how it all began?  The history of First Monday Trade Days is pretty interesting and part of our town’s history.  It began in the 1850’s.  On the First Monday of each month the Circuit Judge would stop in Canton for court hearings.  Traders would come to town to listen to these hearings and would bring their wares to sell or trade.  Some brought food, some brought livestock, some brought horses, some brought goods they made, and some just wanted to see what was going on.  It was only on the first Monday of the month.  You can see the full history here: http://www.firstmondaycanton.com/history-first-monday-trade-days .

It may not be on Monday any longer, but will always carry the legacy using the name First Monday Trade Days.  Have fun!!