Show promoter association bids visitors Welcome to Brimfield

BRIMFIELD, Mass. — The Brimfield, Mass., Show Promoters’ Association announces the dates for the 2013 Outdoor Antiques and Collectibles Shows: May 14-19, July 9-14 and Sept. 3-8. The shows have been voted No. 1 in the world by the Travel Channel, and Brimfield is America’s best-loved destination for antiquing. The Governor’s conference has awarded the shows a distinction as one of the Top 25 Massachusetts Premier Brimfield-Mapdestinations.

Since 1959, the event has grown to encompass 22 different, privately owned and operated shows, located on both sides of a 1-mile stretch of Route 20. More than 4,000 dealers exhibit on more than 100 acres, showcasing a diverse and enormous range of bona-fide antiques and collectibles. Brimfield is a one-of-a-kind antiquing experience with worldwide appeal for serious buyers, aspiring home decorators and collectors, as well as casual shoppers. Buying opportunities are unmatched anywhere else in the world.

Beginning on Tuesday and ending on Sunday, individual shows open in a systematic and well-organized sequence:

• Tuesday at Daybreak: Collins’ Apple Barn, Crystal Brook, Grand Trunk, Mahogany Ridge, Quaker Acres, Shelton’s and Sturtevant’s

• Tuesday 6 a.m.: Central Park, The Meadows and Midwaydole104web

• Tuesday 11 a.m.: Dealers’ Choice

• Tuesday 1 p.m.: Brimfield Acres North

• Wednesday 6 a.m.: New England Motel

• Wednesday 9 a.m.: Heart O the Mart

• Wednesday Noon: Hertan’s

• Thursday 9 a.m.: May’s

• Friday 8 a.m.: J & J’s.

All Brimfield shows are open to the public; some charge admission fees (if not free, generally about $5). The majority of shows are open for the full six days.

Specific show details can be obtained by contacting individual shows, or visiting www.brimfield.com for general information.

There are several packers and shippers located throughout Brimfield for those unable to transport purchases. ATMs are also available, as is ample parking throughout the show area (rates vary). Enticing food choices, including international fare, are available.

Learn more about the following Brimfield antique shows:

J & J Promotions Antique & Collectible Shows

Milford Antiques Shows

Grand Trunk Antique Show

Meadows Antique Shows

• Hertan’s Antiques Shows

See a list of all 21 Brimfield antiques shows, including contact information and opening times.

Directions to Brimfield, Mass. Using the Mass Turnpike (I-90)
From points West: Traveling East on I-90, take Exit 8 in Palmer. Turn right after the toll booth, then left at the first traffic light onto Rte 20 East. Continue east for about 8 miles.From points East: Traveling West on I-90, take Exit 9 in Sturbridge. Turn right after the toll booth onto Rte 20 West. Continue west for about 8 miles.From the South: Take I-84 East to Sturbridge, exit onto Rte 20 West. Continue about 8 miles to our shows or take I-95 North to New Haven, then I-91 North through Hartford, Connecticut to Springfield, Mass.; take the I-291 connector to I-90 (Mass Turnpike), take Exit 8 in Palmer as above.Air travelers: Brimfield is just over an hour away from Boston, Mass.; Hartford, Conn.; or Providence, R.I., airports.For lodging information in the Sturbridge area, call 800-628-9379.For GPS users, the show area is just west of Town Hall, 21 Main Street, Brimfield, MA 01010.

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