The Brimfield Antiques and Collectibles Show
The Antique Fair That happens Three Times Annually
The Brimfield Antiques and Collectibles show takes place in Brimfield, Massachusetts and is held three times every year. It is the biggest outdoor antique show event in the country. The Brimfield Antique Show is held in May, July and September at various fields in Brimfield, Massachusetts. This event was first started in the 1950s. 250,000 visitors come to see this antique show every year, while over 5,000 antique and vintage collectible retailers and wholesalers participate in this annual production.
and Parking Prices
Parking is easy to access. Parking costs between $6 to $10. The police are very strict about regulating parking and will fine or tow you for not obeying rules. You cannot legally park on the side of the street. Nowhere in Brimfield has free parking unless you are lucky enough to have a friend who lives in town and you park at their house. RV camping is prohibited. You are allowed to overnight camp with an RV only if you are an antiques dealer or collectible vendor.
The town decides the dates for the show but usually the Brimfield Antique Show happens around Memorial Day in May, also on July 4Th weekend in the summer and then again during Labor Day weekend in September. This event runs from Tuesdays through Sundays.
2012 - the Brimfield Antique Show takes place July 10 to 15Th and September 4 to 9.
2013 - this antiques event will take place in May on the 14 to 19Th, July 9 to 14Th and September 3 to 8Th.
You can find more information regarding this production by visiting the Brimfield Antique and Collectible home site at Brimfield Show.com. Directions are easy. Follow the Mass Pike (route 90) to exit 8 (Palmer). Once on the exit follow signs to route 20 towards Brimfield.
Looking for more to do or would you like to stay the weekend? The neighboring town of Sturbridge, Massachusetts offers the convenience of hotels to stay the night or the duration of the event, great shopping, fine dining and is also home to a very famous tourist attraction. Old Sturbridge Village is a New England tourist attraction that portrays the life of early New Englanders. See how settlers lived life, attended to chores, produced house hold items and held celebrations in the early 1790's to 1840's.
Admission prices depend on the field of antiques that you wish to visit. Admission can be free or it can be $5.00 and might go up to $10 depending. Commonly, admission fees are waived later in the course of the day. Fields are wide open and can be accessed easily and traveled too freely. There 23 fields for your pleasure. The fields are owned by promoters. The promoters then lease space to vendors. Not all promoters charge admission since they are making money from the leased vendor's space. Fields open real early. It is common to see a field open at day break for those early bird shoppers.
Dealers come from all over the nation to sell at the Brimfield Antique Show. Fields can be set up by merchandise or set up as the exhibitors may be wholesalers and exist primarily to sell to other antique and vintage collectible dealers.
Antiques You Might Find in Brimfield
You never know what you can find while working the fields of Brimfield. Old Quilts, vintage felt hats? Roseville Pottery to Iris Depression Glass? A Walnut hutch or an old oak pie safe? What will you discover in Brimfield? Here are some finds that you won't want to miss.
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