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Brimfield Antiques Show Brings New Life to Old Stuff

Brimfield, Mass., a small classic New England community in central Massachusetts, becomes larger than life three times a year when the Brimfield Antiques Show comes to town. The 2016 antique shows will take place July 12-17 and September 6-11.


The Brimfield Antiques Show is a sight to behold, spanning about a mile on scenic Route 20 — typically with 6,000 dealers and 130,000+ visitors over the course of a week, according to the Brimfield Antiques Show Web Site.

People come from all over the world to take in this traditional New England event that has been around for more than 50 years. I remember my aunt and uncle from Upstate New York would always make it a point to visit the Brimfield Antiques Show. Their initial state of awe in regards to the event never waned over the years, given there was no other show of this size and variety. As a kid, I always found it ironic that they would talk about what was new at a show that sold lots of old stuff!

Hope you get to visit the Brimfield Antiques Show, even if you aren’t a huge antiques and collectibles fan — the enormity and spirit of the event combined with a tour de force of merchandise makes for a one-of-a-kind New England attraction. What’s more, it’s truly a cheap travel destination with general free admission, although some of the shows charge a nominal fee.

For more information, visit the Brimfield Antiques Show Web Site

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