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  1. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    The World Famous Brimfield Flea Markets 2022 Guide
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    Frequently Asked Questions about The Brimfield Antique Flea Markets

    What are the 2022 Show dates and hours for the Brimfield Antique Flea Market season?
    The dates for 2022 are May 10-15, July 12-17, September 6-11. The 6 day event runs Tuesday at 6am through Sunday around 3pm.

    The hours vary depending on which show field you plan to visit. Overall there are plenty of booths to shop from 8am to 5pm. On the opening day (Tuesday) many booths open at 6am or earlier to satisfy the early birds. The events are held rain or shine.

    Your best bet is to check the schedule on the website https://brimfieldantiquefleamarket.com. You can download and print the BSPA Brochure for a handy reference.

    Do they all charge admission fees?
    No. Many of the shows are free. Some charge admission for the first day and stop after that. Overall, it’s not very costly to shop Brimfield.

    How do we know where to park?
    Basically, there are parking lots all around town. If you know which area you plan to shop on a particular day you should park in that area. Using the chart and map shown on this web site you can make a good plan. Parking is very reasonable with the highest price we’ve seen being $10 per day.

    Do dealers accept checks? What if I run out of cash?
    There are several ATMs in town if you need more cash. Many dealers do accept checks with proper ID and some also take credit cards.

    What are the GPS directions to get to Brimfield?
    If you use a GPS you can punch in 35 Palmer Road, Brimfield MA 01010

    What happens if I buy something too big to carry?
    Most fields have porters available for a nominal fee. You can often arrange to drive onto the field where you made your purchase late in the day and they will load it into your vehicle. You might also consider making arrangements for delivery.

    Can I bring my dog?
    The answer is yes and no. There are some show fields that do not allow pets. There are a few that do. The size and level of training of your dog would be a consideration. Service dogs would be an exception, of course.

    Where would I go if I lost my friends and can’t locate them?
    There is no central headquarters at Brimfield. Each show field has it’s own management. You’d have to try at each individual show office to have your friend paged, etc. Some fields won’t page for this purpose and some are not equipped to page. Your best bet is to carry cell phones or walkie talkies.

    How can I receive current updates related to Brimfield Antique Flea Markets?
    You should bookmark the website https://brimfieldantiquefleamarket.com. You may also “Like” Brimfield Antique Flea Markets Guide on Facebook. Feel free to share the link with your friends!

    How do dealers rent space at the Brimfield Antique Flea Markets?
    If you wish to book space please be sure to contact the owner/manager of the specific Antique Show Field that you have an interest in exhibiting with. Their direct phone numbers and other contact information can be found by simply clicking on the name of the Show Field listed on the left side of the homepage of the website https://brimfieldantiquefleamarket.com.

    There is also a brochure available on this website that lists all of the Show Fields with contact information. You can download and print it for your reference. It is called the BSPA brochure.

    P.S.....JUST realized....if this is considered advertising, and not allowed, MODS, please remove, or I'll just delete the contents....just let me know!!!
     
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  2. Bookahtoo

    Bookahtoo Moderator Moderator

    I know you're not selling there, @Aquitaine, so no worries. Thanks for the information.
     
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  3. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    You've got that right!:happy::)....and know me!!!
     
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  4. pearlsnblume

    pearlsnblume Well-Known Member

    This is on my bucket list.
     
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  5. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    I did it ONCE, about 25 years ago....(at least)! Today, I think with my back and leg, I'd have trouble with all the walking....BUT, it WAS FUN and there was TONS of everything you could imagine.....it was SO HARD NOT to SPEND, SPEND, SPEND!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you wanted something....SOMEONE had it!!!!
     
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  6. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    Ha...I've driven past it on the 90...many times.....without knowing it was even there.....:wacky::wacky::wacky::wacky::(
     
  7. PepperAnna

    PepperAnna Well-Known Member

    That's one of the places I would like to go.
     
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  8. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    A dealer I know shops Brimfield and sometimes sells there. I'm out of it for physical reasons (too far to drive, or at least in one go, and way too much walking unless I'm in a scooter.) but it sure looks like a good time.
     
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  9. Jeff Drum

    Jeff Drum Well-Known Member

    I used to go every year, but had to find a way to slip away from work since it runs during weekdays. It was great. Not as exciting now as it used to be before eBay and online research took over, but still worth a trip even if you don’t want to buy anything. I haven’t been since covid, so will probably check it out this year. The first (may) show is always the best but also the most crowded, so I usually go to the second or third show now since I don’t need to buy anything anyway.
     
  10. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    This is so funny. There's two key questions missing from that list which any self respecting car boot here would address first.
     
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  11. PepperAnna

    PepperAnna Well-Known Member

    What questions??? :shame:
     
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  12. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    Loos and burger vans!
     
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  13. Jeff Drum

    Jeff Drum Well-Known Member

    Brimfield is huge, afaik it was and maybe still is the largest antique/flea market in the US. So yes, plenty of porta-potties on all fields, some fields even have permanent bathroom buildings. And lots of food and drink trucks of all types so impossible to go hungry.

    If you go more than once you’ll find most of the same dealers and food trucks setting up at the same location every year and every fair. So if you find a dealer in Primitive Art that has great stuff or a truck making great falafel then you’ll most likely find them at the same location the next time you go. On the other hand, always some turn over of dealers and food trucks, plus some people simply clearing out grandma’s barn, so it is always different and not like going to the same antique mall time after time to see the same items over and over.
     
  14. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    Oh, I'm sure the facillities are there, but in the UK, it would have been the top two FAQs.

    For fairs, it would also be the bar.
     
  15. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    SCOOTER is a GREAT idea!!!!!:singing::singing::singing::singing::):):jawdrop::jawdrop:
     
  16. PepperAnna

    PepperAnna Well-Known Member

    Thanks for explanation!
     
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