Sign at the Brimfield Antique Market: “My grandmother saved it, my mother threw it away, and now I’m buying it back!”

Brimfield is strictly cash-and-carry as visitors haul their treasures along Route 20 ~ Image (c) Laura Bullock, 2021, all rights reserved

 

When fish fly ~ Image (c) Laura Bullock, 2021, all rights reserved

Antique tackle boxes, concrete birdbaths, Looney Tunes jelly jars, a flying pig, iron gates, matchbox cars, a mannequin or two, and endless furniture are just a few of the items to be discovered at The Brimfield Antique Market.

Yesterday I grabbed a friend and we ventured down to Brimfield MA for the Antique Market. Yes, it rained and it was wet and exceptionally muddy (what’s new?) but after 18 months of waiting out the pandemic shutdown, it was good to be back in the swing of things!

The Market runs from Tuesday to Sunday, three times a year and if you haven’t been you are in for a treat.  Brimfield is less than an hour’s drive and the Antique Market covers 22 acres along a mile stretch of Route 20.  It is one of the largest outdoor markets in the country and everything and anything you can imagine, and couldn’t have imagined, can be found there.

The Market is open rain or shine and no matter what the weather forecast I always bring rain gear, sunscreen, a jacket, some water, snacks, and plenty of cash.  Using a wagon or cart to carry your purchases is a top essential in my book and I bring along extra bags and bubble wrap for my purchases as the vendors don’t always bundle things up for you.

In early September, before the next show, I’ll share my insider tips and tricks to make the most of this amazing experience!

Here is a look at some fun finds from our trip.

Gallery images (c) Laura Bullock, 2021, all rights reserved ~ Click each one to see it at full size

Heading home, but thinking about returning for the autumn Market, opening on September 7 ~ Image (c) Laura Bullock, 2021, all rights reserved

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