From Country Living:
The friendly, family-run show has 75 dealers spread out in tents, old farm sheds, and the namesake Zapp Hall, a historic dance hall that dates to the early 1900s. The antiques and collectibles offered at the show are varied and vast, ranging from old farm tables and walnut church pews to school maps from the '40s, painted pine cupboards, crazy quilts, French trims, and cowboy kitsch galore.
From Show Daily:
From fine European antiquities that "talk" to the seasoned collector and preposterously pink lions perfect for livening up the living room, to hot hip-swinging honky-tonk and succulent sirloin or shrimp suppers, Zapp Hall is perhaps one of the most divinely diverse events in all of Warrenton. The market's motto is "Come for the antiques, stay for the atmosphere," and quite an atmosphere it is.
While the offering of antiques range from fine French to crazy cowgirl, the show also offers much more. Live country music nightly in the Beer Garden, where there's room for dancing and dining under the stars. Among bands who have played here are Black Cat Choir of Round Top, Michael Mach Band from La Grange, Brett Mouton of Houston and international country music sensation Todd Fritsch.
Thursday is the show's semi-annual Bellinis & Bargains Twilight Shopping, when all dealers stay open until at least 8 p.m. It is also the evening of the Junk Gypsy Co. zany Junk-O-Rama Prom, where shoppers dress up in gaudy vintage duds and dance the evening away on the Zapp Hall grounds. The event has grown into a "gotta be there" happening during Antiques Week.
Then there's Royers Round Top Cafe at Zapp Hall, which is now serving lunch and dinner Saturday to Saturday on the Hall's grounds during the show. Their fabulous menu of "contemporary comfort food" includes treats like the shrimp BLT, quail with fresh veggies, sirloin salad, pasta dishes, ribs, chicken, roast tenderloin and more. A wide selection of cold beer, wine, soft drinks and frozen cappuccinos are also available, not to mention the incredible homemade pies. The Bubble Lounge offers old-fashioned fun, chilled champagne and live music. Plus don't miss the special Gospel Lunch with the Salvation Army Harbor Light Choir on Friday and Saturday at 11 a.m.. There is no admission or cover to the Zapp Hall Show or any of their events. See for yourself why folks flock in for the fantastic selection of antiques, and end up staying for the friendly atmosphere.
From the Junk Gypsies:
Zapp Hall is an historic dance hall located in Warrenton, Texas off State Highway 237, between La Grange and Brenham. It is owned by the Bud Evans family and is notorious for smile-evoking antics, including Big Al's Free Beer Stand, Cheryl's Famous Apron Dance, and the occasional all-night tent soiree set to the tunes of Texas' Singing Cowboy, Todd Fritsch.
The turn-of-the-century dance hall is the home of the biannual Zapp Hall Antiques Show that runs in conjunction with the World Famous Round Top Antiques Week, which has been featured in numerous magazines, including Country Home, Mary Engelbreit's Home Companion, and Country Living.
This is the mother of all antique shows. It is a must-do for all antiquers, junkers, and road trippers. Not only are the antiques unparalleled but the soul of the show is uplifting and inspiring. The Gypsyville crew considers it the highlight of the year.
Not only will you find crumbling grandeur, decadent antiques, scrumptious home décor, and fabulous garden pieces, but you will find funky roadside treasures, unique clothing and one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces.
The evenings are magical at Zapp. Sangrias are served at twilight in the Gypsyville tent with the Junk Gypsy crew. Under sparkling chandeliers and twinkling stars you will be able to visit with kindred spirits and add friends to your ever-expanding book of life.
Nightly Zapp Hall will host Texas bands and serve fabulous food under a big top circus-style tent. This is a place where time stands still while you dance under the Texas moon. Memories are made, creativity is inspired, and lifelong friendships are cultivated.