After a week of fun I had to share my complete guide to the Brimfield Antiques Show in Brimfield, Massachusetts. Here are all the things we wish we knew to bring, eat, and more in one post!
I had never heard of the Brimfield Antique Show until my dear friends Kat McCall and Brittany Johnston told me it was the place to go for all kinds of antique gems. I absolutely adore Scott’s Antique Market in Atlanta and Brimfield is like Scott’s times twenty! I had no idea how big Brimfield really was until our arrival last week. I admit it was very overwhelming, but I am so glad we went in the middle of July. The antique show happens three times a year with July being the slowest of the three. We all agreed we were glad we came on this scouting trip in July because we were told thousands more come in May and September. A lot of the vendors said the fields are even more packed with other vendors in May which hardly seems possible with the number of vendors who were already there. But May is the best time to go so it looks like we will be making another trip then! On our first day we just walked through one field at a time to get our bearings. The markets open at different times throughout the day, so it is important to know the schedule well! Below read all my tips, tricks, and recommendations on how best to navigate this antique paradise!
About Brimfield Antique Show
The Brimfield Antiques Show happens three times a year. In 2020: May 12-17, July 14-19, September 8-13. The city of Brimfield has been the antique and collectibles capital of the United States since 1959. The event boasts 21 independent shows and thousands of vendors set up across several fields. Over 200,000 visitors come for the event all searching for great finds and rare and exclusive items that cannot be found anywhere else. One of my favorite things was the large amount of silver that is sold by vendors. Here are some photos of some of the things I came across.