The Brimfield Antique Show Is Back

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Vintage Pyrex dishes, retro tumblers, and other goodies at the 2017 Brimfield Antique Show / Photo by Madeline Bilis

The largest outdoor antique show in the country is right in Boston’s backyard, and to signal the official start of spring once again, it’s back in its 59th year. The first installment of the 2018 Brimfield Antique Show kicks off on Tuesday, May 8, and continues for six glorious days through Sunday, May 13.

If you’re not familiar with Brimfield, prepare to be overwhelmed. Every year, nearly 200,000 visitors navigate a sea of more than 6,000 dealers who set up booths and tents on both sides of Route 20. If you are familiar with Brimfield, ready your antique-toting wagons and your wallets, because it’s go time.

Acres of vintage furniture, clothes, rugs, games, pottery, maps, lamps, textiles, art, baubles, and architectural salvage will be yours to explore. Set your alarms if you’d like to have first pick of the good stuff, because the majority of dealers open at daybreak. A word to the wise? The best deals are often found the first and last days of the market. Check out the complete schedule of opening times here, see a basic map of the show here, and download the Brimfield Flea Finder app here.

Hit the ATM (you’ll need plenty of cash, naturally), fill up your tank (the show is just over an hour’s drive from the city), and be off with you.

2018 Brimfield Antique Show, May 8-13, July 10-15, September 4-9, brimfieldshow.com.


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