Welcome to Historic Downtown Canton, Texas!

Come discover Historic Downtown Canton Texas.  Experience the charm of a small town that is brimming with antiques stores that will take you all day to explore.  Shop till you drop in unique boutiques that offer items you cannot find on line.  Are you hungry?  Circle our downtown square and find an amazing selection of dining that will quench any pallet.  Get ready to be entertained with fun activities for the entire family from outdoor movies, annual festivals, museums, services of all types and a producer’s only farmers market.  Downtown Canton is coming alive with a renewed energy and atmosphere that is the historic heart of our great city.

Canton entered the Texas Main Street Program in 2001 and has achieved recognition from the National Trust for Historical Preservation for its efforts at revitalization.   Canton Texas is also home to the Famous First Monday Trade Days flea market that started over 150 years ago.  Here, in our beautiful downtown is where First Monday started and the legacy continues and we invite you to experience it for yourself.  Come shop, dine, play and stay in Historic Downtown Canton!

Our Vision

Canton Main Street Program preserves the historical and cultural heritage of Downtown Canton, promotes a positive image, and creates economic growth for our community through historic preservation activities, retail, and tourism opportunities.

 Our Mission

Canton Main Street will preserve our heritage while revitalizing Downtown Canton for the future by implementing the Main Street Four-Point Approach focusing on areas of design, organization, promotion, and economic restructuring.

Business Spotlight

The Pony Expresso

Finally in the heart of Downtown canton we have a wonderful new coffee house. The pony expresso who opened it’s doors in late 2018 and has quickly become a local favorite. the only drive thru coffee house in town, the pony expresso opened up in a vacant bank teller drive thru at the corner of Tyler St and Capital St. The owner Katie Mcfarland knew canton wanted, well needed a place to get a great cup of coffee and she teamed up with a local business, Van zandt coffee to roast all of her beans. The pony expresso offers a great VARIETY of coffees, teas and SPECIALTY sodas. You can pass thru quickly with the drive thru, go inside or enjoy your coffee on the comfortable outdoor decking, yes wi-fi and great service are always present and so is the best coffee in van zandt county.

Finally in the heart of Downtown canton we have a wonderful new coffee house. The pony expresso who opened it’s doors in late 2018 and has quickly become a local favorite. the only drive thru coffee house in town, the pony expresso opened up in a vacant bank teller drive thru at the corner of Tyler St and Capital St. The owner Katie Mcfarland knew canton wanted, well needed a place to get a great cup of coffee and she teamed up with a local business, Van zandt coffee to roast all of her beans. The pony expresso offers a great VARIETY of coffees, teas and SPECIALTY sodas. You can pass thru quickly with the drive thru, go inside or enjoy your coffee on the comfortable outdoor decking, yes wi-fi and great service are always present and so is the best coffee in van zandt county.

Downtown Farmer's Market

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Our 2nd season will return April 27, 2019 and we hope to add a Weeknight Market as well. Every Saturday in Downtown Canton will be hosting a Farmer's Market from 8am-12noon . Local fruits, veggies, honey, eggs, and more. Cooking shows, classes and live music. 

Outdoor Movie Series

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Join us this year for our free downtown movies! Bring your lawn chairs, snacks, or buy popcorn and hotdogs from our concession stands!

The Town Square Initiative

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The Canton Main Street Program is set to launch redevelopment of the downtown area while partnering with the Texas Historical Commission Town Square Initiative .