Affectionately known as the “Brimfield Flea Markets,” the Brimfield Antiques Shows began in the 1950’s. It is the oldest, largest and best-known outdoor show of its kind. The setting is a quaint, picturesque rural New England town of 3,000 residents, occupying 35 square miles, surrounded by apple orchards and wooded hills.
During show times in May, July and September, however, the town is transformed into a Mecca for serious and casual collectors of all kinds of antiques. Altogether, more than 5000 antique dealers may exhibit in the twenty fields open at various times during “antique week”. An estimated 30,000 to 40,000 buyers and browsers from around the world fill the mile long strip to admire, finger and buy glassware, furniture, brass beds, cane, dolls, buttons, political memorabilia, antique clothing and collectibles. Whatever you are looking for, you will find it here. And you’ll also find a whole bunch of stuff that you didn’t even know you needed!