More show news: Brimfield vendor rate drops

According to a news story on the Worcester Telegram site (, Brimfield selectmen met (twice), voted, and passed unanimously the motion to drop the vendor rate for the Brimfield Antique & Collectibles Shows from $30 to $20.

Selectman Thomas C. Marino stated: “It’s just my
feeling that given the difficult road we’ve had and the concerns you’ve
(antiques show owner/operators) expressed and it’s the 50th year
anniversary — and the declining attendance — it would be my
recommendation that we reduce the fees in any way, shape or form that
provides assistance to you in terms of promoting the shows … and we
intend to reduce the other fees as well.”

You can read the full article here.

Please make sure you read the comments that were posted after the story (click here to read the comments) and let us know what you think …

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