Brimfield Antiques Show | Massachusetts Treasure Hunting

Brimfield Antiques Show | Massachusetts Treasure Hunting

Did you know that New England (specifically Brimfield, Massachusetts) is home to the largest outdoor antiques and collectibles show in the world? Known simply as “Brimfield,” the show takes place 3 times each year, in May, July, and September, and let me tell you — IT HAS EVERYTHING.

Spanning multiple “fields” (each with its own rules, personality, and a loose theme), Brimfield is the kind of place where you can show up early, spend the whole day, and still never see it all.

This makes Brimfield a true picker’s paradise and a treasure hunter’s dream, but before you get too excited, let me also say that it’s almost never a bargain. You will find the things you always have your eyes peeled for when antique hunting (for me it’s Pyrex, Vera Neumann textiles, wicker patio sets, Ovenex starburst-patterned pans, retro cutlery, New England ephemera, old cookbooks, cross-stitch samplers, McCoy planters, Noritake china plates, bird prints, aprons, colorful Bundts, paint-by-numbers, oversized vintage clip-on earrings and tooth hair combs…you get the picture) — but you will also pay (sometimes dearly) for someone else finding them for you.

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