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