The Don Wes Flea Market is less than a 10-minute drive from our RV park. It’s name is derived from the fact that it sits on the border of the communities of Donna and Weslaco. There are two other large flea markets nearby, but this one is our favourite, and a favourite of many Winter Texans.

As I’ve noted in previous blog posts, when doing street photography, I like to render my photos to black and white. One of my reasons is that I think when my photos include strangers going about their day, black an white gives them more privacy. That’s just a “quirky” thing with me.

The only thing is, in photos like the one I used for my feature photo, when there are bright things like fruits and vegetables, black and white seems to take away from the photo. Do you agree or do you like the black and white better?

The market has a large outdoor patio with picnic tables, a dance floor, great live entertainment, bbq, and an all-round happy vibe.

In addition to the rows of outdoor vendors, there’s a large indoor area with a good variety of products and a little restaurant/bar that also has live entertainment.

Over the course of the winter, we visit Don Wes often. It’s a fun way to spend a few hours and get in a few steps in the process. The atmosphere is festive and welcoming and we always find something there that we “absolutely need”.