Swap meet, flea market, outdoor market, tendederos, la segundas, bazaar – whatever you want to call it, to us, border town residents in El Paso, it all means one thing. A darn good time! Its where we find great deals on anything we are looking for in El Paso: clothes, tools, toys, last minute gifts, beautiful lawn decorations, and of course food.
El Pasoans have been flocking to our 3 local swap meets for years. Our central Fox Plaza swap is always packed. We all wait patiently for Sunday to come and get our weekly exercise while holding a cool razpa. Our downtown location is open Monday through Friday for those of us who need a good sale item. As for our Northeast location, we will follow it no matter if its off of Fred Wilson or it gets moved to the Northgate area back again - we would go to the end of the earth if it got moved that far.
This is the place families and friends never plan to meet at in El Paso. But, every time you go you meet someone you know there. And you never worry - there are plenty of very nice people there that you are more than likely to make friends with before the day is done.
These swap meets in El Paso have grown so much over the years. If you ask why they are actually called swap meets, it's simple. That's what you did back in the day - you would take your chair and swap it with someone for a melon. And so forth. But, now you get great deals on new merchandise. Where else can you get a CD, batteries and socks all in the same area?
Swap meets is what makes El Paso such a fun town to live in. So stop by your favorite swap, stock up on apples and make sure to eat a tastey brisket burrito or a caramel filled churro. Don't forget your hat and sunscreen!