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What Brings Thousands to Post Every Month?

For nine years, one of the biggest reasons folks from across the South Plains and New Mexico drive to this small Texas town is Old Mill Trade Days. And if you are one of the few who haven't been yet, you're missing out.

"We have 5,000 to 6,000 visitors each weekend. It's one of the biggest attractions in this part of the state, certainly on the South Plains," says Paul Hudspeth, manager of Old Mill Trade Days.

Here, you can shop along dirt streets where an old cotton mill serves as a back drop for more than 500 vendors from all over the state. Even some as far as Houston come to sell goods each month because of the rush of customers that come through here.

"It's an eight hour drive for me, but it's worth it. This place attracts lots of people," says vendor, Scott Cummins.

If you're looking for a fun place to shop where you don't have to worry about your kids and you can have a good time, Old Mill Trade Days: that's what we're all about. And after you shop 'til you drop, head to the heart of downtown Post where you can catch a play at the Garza Theater. And after a fun-filled day, it's time to put your feet up and catch a few winks at the hotel.

Garza Bed and Breakfast is an 88 year-old building that serves as the perfect setting for a one-night, western getaway.

"When you walk in the front door, you feel like you've come into an old western inn, as if you were back in 1915," says Jim Plummer, owner of the hotel.

Rooms are decorated wall to wall with the comforts of the old west.

"It's got a hard to find six foot antique claw foot tub which people like to soak in. Each room is decorated uniquely. They're all different. There's no two rooms that are the same," says Plummer.

From sun up to sun down, Post has lots to see and do making it an ideal place for all to visit. Old Mill Trade Days is the first weekend of every month, and the Garza Bed and Breakfast is open seven days a week but reservations fill up quickly on the weekends. The Garza Theater is closed this month, but opens back up on August 1st.

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