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Pate Swap Meet

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.

Buy and sell transportation-related items.

At the Pate Swap Meet you can buy a complete antique, vintage or collectible car.
Fully restored or a fixer-upper. Old cars, hot rods or muscle cars.
Or, buy parts, large or small, for your special project
Also, find transportation-related antiques, memorabilia, signs and gas pumps.
If it is car-related, our Vendors might have it.

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 Manufacturers 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 you buy.
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 five 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.

In addition, for the first time, Texas Motor Speedway is providing access to their Emerald Luxury Coaches VIP Campground spots come with a number of special perks including an oversized paved spot, a prime location near the main grandstand, proximity to restroom and shower facilities, and electricity and water. Also included is a free parking pass for the main parking lot. The fee for VIP Campground spots is $35 per night collected at the gate.

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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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Thursday, April 22, 2021, through Saturday, April 24, 2021.
The move-in day is Wednesday, move-out/clean-up day is Sunday.

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.

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Vendor Spaces Are Still Available

It is not too late to become a Pate Vendor for the April 2021 swap meet!
Spaces are still available. Select your spaces online and pay with a credit card in our online system.

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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