Brimfield Tips and Recommendations

If you are heading to the Brimfield Antique Show this fall (Sept 4-9), or in the future, here are some tips and recommendations:
  • Go early to avoid traffic/parking lot lines. (We also learned that the summer is actually the slowest time and the fall is the most busy & popular. Food for thought if you can brave the heat.)
  • Bring cash, as bartering is welcome and most booths don't accept credit cards (though some do).
  • Bring water, water, water, and more water, especially if you go during the summer. 
  • Bring an empty extra bag for all your findings (this was very handy!).
  • Wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes (talk about dust...).
  • Don't go in with too many expectations of what you want to come home with... you never know what you'll find!
  • If you aren't looking to spend too much money, drive in to middle fields, as the more expensive antiques are where you first arrive.
  • When in doubt, buy it, if you can afford it. (Case & point: my mom admired a bone bracelet/necklace that she bartered down to $50, and then passed on buying. She made the mistake of Googling similar items, and they are worth around $250-300. Coulda, shoulda, woulda!)
  • Download the Brimfield Flea Finder app to help navigate the booths and search items.
Have you been to the Brimfield Antique Show before? What are your tips?



  1. I would completely agree with all these tips! As I was going with a seasoned vet, (My Mom) we luckily nailed all these points. I felt bad for the girls in flip flops or sandals, serious dirty feet happening!

  2. Nothing worse than non-buyers remorse, I totally agree -- snag it when you see it!

  3. Great tips. I've never been but these seem universal enough to be helpful elsewhere too. :o)


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