Pate Swap Meet

We are beginning the operation of our 51st year and
celebrating our 52nd swap meet event.

At the Pate Swap Meet, you can buy and sell transportation-related items.
The Pate Swap Meet is the largest transportation swap meet in
the Southwest and the second-largest in the United States.


The Pate Swap Meet Begins In:

365 days 03:18:16


The Pate Swap Meet will open to the public at 7 am Central time, April 27, 2023.

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For 2023, We'll Be At Our Regular Dates and Location at TMS

For the 52th Pate Swap Meet in 2023, we will return to our regular date of the fourth Thursday in April and to our westside venue.


The Pate Swap Meet will begin on the fourth Thursday in April. We're also returning to our regular location.


The 52st Pate Swap Meet will be held April 27-29, 2023. The Vendor move-in date will be Wednesday, April 26th.


Wheels for Wellness Car Show

The Pate Swap Meet is excited to announce that a car and truck show, sponsored by Wheels for Wellness, will be held to benefit cancer research. On display will be classic, muscle, street rod, custom cars, and custom trucks. There is something for everyone. Be sure to stop by and have a look at the entries.

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Important Information

April 27 - April 29, 2023
Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Gates Open at 7 a.m.


Texas Motor Speedway - Fort Worth, Texas

At the corner of Interstate 35 West 114


General Admission is FREE

Vendor spaces are available at 1-817-608-7293

Parking Fee

$5.00 per vehicle for on-site lot parking

Sorry, no in or out privileges

Vendor Spaces Are Available

You can become a Pate Vendor for the April 2023 swap meet!
Spaces are available. Select your spaces online and pay with a credit card in our online system.

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Need Lodging Near the Swap-Meet?

We have information on nearby hotels/motels that are offering discounted room rates for vendors and visitors to the Pate Swap Meet.


ANNUAL Pate Swap Meet:

Buy and Sell Transportation-Related Items

“The Pate Swap Meet is proud to offer a wide selection of items that can be used to refurbish your vintage or classic car, motorcycle, or other modes of transportation and get it back on the road. Or, perhaps you might see something that will spark your interest in pursuing this unique hobby. For collectors, we have just about anything you can imagine in each of our zones - gas pumps, hood ornaments, vintage signs, gas and oil cans, tools, and so much more.

Whether you are a vendor or a visitor, we invite you to come and participate in 3 days of fun. Happy hunting!”

John Anderson, President, Pate Swap Meet


51th Year

Annual Meet

The Pate Swap Meet, celebrating its 51th year of annual events, is the largest transportation swap meet in the Southwest and the second largest in the United States. The widely-attended Pate Swap Meet is a leading collector's choice for its diversity of auto and motorcycle related products offered by vendors from across the country.

3-Day Event

The three day event, encompassing ~10,150 vendor spaces, is host to everything automobile, motorcycle, and transportation related. Visitors are treated to a vast array of items that include parts, accessories, automobilia, street rods, antique and collector cars, along with many hard-to-find and vintage items.


Premiering PateOnline

In 2020, we premiered our state-of-the-art web presence that not only provides a powerful public website and secure communities, it now incorporates real-time Vendor space management including GIS-based (map) space selection and secure e-commerce. You can now browse, select, configure and purchase Vendor spaces in real-time 24x7x52. Also, the system provides several on-site services to enhance your swap-meet experience.

Pate Swap Meet

Buy and sell transportation-related items.

The Pate Swap Meet, celebrating our 51st event in our 50th year,
is the largest transportation swap meet in the Southwest
and the second-largest in the United States.

10,149 Vendor Spaces

135 acres of selling area (~6-million square feet.)
Plus, 180 acres of public parking.
Literally, 18-miles of Vendor Space frontage!
Including Big Lots and Vendors Midway.

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Free Admission for the Public

The public always gets in FREE and parking is only $5.

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Car Corral

For running, operational vehicles.

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Pate Times Online

All of our public visitors can pick up a FREE printed copy of our Pate Times directory and/or use our new Pate Times Online directory service with expanded listings and a GPS locator.

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Free Parts Hauling

For heavy or bulky items. We'll pick up your purchases at the Vendor Spaces and haul them to a drop-off point in the parking lot.

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We work with a number of the hotels/motels near the venue that offer discounted room rates for vendors and visitors to the Pate Swap Meet.

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Regular campgrounds are available for dry camping on the northwest corner of the venue for $20 for the entire pate weekend collected at the gate.

Free showers are available in the venue's shower facilities that feature hot water.

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The Pate Swap Meet is sponsoring the Wheels for Wellness a car and truck show for classic, muscle, street rod, custom cars, and custom trucks. The event benefits cancer research.

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