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2016 Brimfield Antique
Brimfield Antique Show Dates
July 10-16 •
Show Comment - September 19, 2015
In spite of the rain showers on Friday and Saturday, this Show was the
largest Show of all time, with an estimated 20,000 dealers and over
230,000 visitors throughout the week.
The crowds were large, but not uncomfortably so -
remember, the Show takes places over almost 1/3 mile of Rt 20, easily
going back 500' on each side of the road. There's plenty of space to
accommodate everyone, with room to spare.
Each year, in spite or dire predictions, the Show
goes on, and not only goes on - it gets bigger!
In fact, the Show has expanded, and continues to
expand its way westward on Rt. 20.
The mile or so that's available
for expansion means the Show can continue to grow each year.
Personally, we'd also like to see a carnival appear
during Show weeks on the vacant acreage owned by the Faxons on the west
end of Rt 20, but that's entirely out of our control. But it
would/em> add to the wide-spread appeal of the Show,
and give folks who come over successive days some entertainment at night.
Just a thought!
Post Show Comment - May 18, 2015
It's OFFICIAL! THE BIGGEST SHOW EVER! ---
Well, if you were there, its not news to you...
this past opening (May) Show was the largest show and most well attended
ever - by visitors and Dealers. We spoke to a number of dealers
throughout the Show at various times, and the various dealers we spoke to
agreed that business was better than ever, that visitors were more
plentiful than ever. and that more dealers were participating than ever
before. It was obvious from the Main Street Crawl that everyone was
having a great time, and equally obvious that the Show's physical
parameters have expanded even further beyond the typical Show boundaries
than ever before. The Brimfield Show is a GREAT EVENT, and clearly -
every one wants to get in on a good thing!. Gone are the days when
you could leisurely cover the Show in a day. You might -still- be
able to see everything in one day, but it wouldn't be leisurely, and you
would be -exhausted- from trying! (We know, we've tried it!).
All of this is very good news for Promoters, Visitors and Dealers.
Back in the late '90s with the increased popularity of eBay, many said
the Shows were doomed to extinction, but the decades since have proven the
doom-sayers wrong, thankfully. Its really a great, safe, fun family
event and we here at Brimfieldshow.com and Brimfieldshow.org are thrilled
to be a small part of it!
Editors note: Just today, 3/22/2016, there was - sadly - another fatal
auto accident on Rt. 19. We don't have the details yet, but were informed
by the police that Rt. 19 will be closed for the rest of the day while the
highway is put back in order. Sadly, there are lives lost that will
never be put back in order. Having lived in Town since 1987 and having
seen many Shows, we can say from personal experience that pedestrians can
appear out of nowhere, who seem to have no awareness of traffic around
them. The same goes for visiting drivers who seem to forget the
crowded and unpredictable environment they are in. Please be
careful... its the one thing only you can control.
We have one caution to mention for the upcoming Shows: for visitors
that come to Brimfield via Rt 19 from Warren: PLEASE be sure you
follow the speed limits; the police (state and local) have rightly been
very active on Rt 19 in Brimfield. Residents are lucky if they can
get away with warnings; and out-of-towners... well, lets just say, your
contribution to the town might be larger than anticipated if you are over
the speed limit. We
live on that road, so we do know from experience of what we speak!
continue to receive requests from dealers and vendors looking for
info on setting up booths, but it bears repeating: the Promoters are
responsible for making all vendor arrangements in their own fields.
can see a list of Promoters and contact info here.
Brimfieldshow.com and Brimfieldshow.org remain an independent broker of
honest info and opinion about the show - we have no financial interests
in, or loyalties to any parties involved with the show; we stand alone in
that premise, and we exist to serve only ---YOU, the Show Visitors.
That's why all the features are free - free classifieds, free bulletin
board, free shoutbox, free dealer database. Please patronize and
support our advertisers who make this site possible - we appreciate your
mentioning this site when you do!
We're looking forward to The
Show, and to seeing you there for the next Show, July 14 - 19!
Feel free to send us any questions or photos, we'll answer your questions
and publish the photos!
WBH - President, Brimfieldshow.com
have you been to the Show lately? Simply the biggest outdoor antique Show,
with an all-time high attendance of an estimated 500,000 visitors over the
course of the week. Personally speaking, its great to see that the likes of
eBay and Etsy have only popularized antiquing and vintage wares, and we'd
admit that the Town was more consistently busy all week long, something we
do not usually see. As always, the crowds were manageable with few reports
of trouble, and the Show remains a top family/friends outing event.
We at Brimfieldshow.com/.org were interviewed for several
national publications, including an article that included Brimfield as one
of the Top 10 (its actually #1) Outdoor Antique Shows in the Country
(actually the world).
The dealers we spoke to indicated
that this was the best May show in
memory, with more than a few comparing
it back to the early era of the Show,
when Gordon Reid began the shows. Again,
speaking from 30 years of personal
experience and observation - this WAS
the largest Show of all time.
The big news for
us, aside from the May Show, is an updated Brimfield Show website.
began Brimfieldshow.com back on March 12, 1998 - 18 years ago - the original
Getting back to the pre-show comment - as usual, and as many of you already
know - it will be difficult - if not impossible, to see the entire Show in
one day. Plan your route and please please please - if you see something
you're interested in for possible purchase later, WRITE DOWN THE
FIELD AND STALL NUMBER We get many questions about ... where
can I find this or that... its almost impossible to track back if you don't
know where you were. OKAY, that's our tip for today.
your photos to us...
email@example.com ... And
we'll post them!
HEY - I do have a personal favor
to ask - I am still looking for a
piece... can anyone help? If you
have one or can locate one, I'll even
give you free ad-space for a year!!!
Check it out:
How far do you travel to come to
the show?, how much do you spend? How do you pay?
field is best?
Take the Survey!
IMPORTANT TO READ:
PLEASE do NOT park in any unmarked areas. If
you park anywhere not specifically designated as parking along Route 20 or
Route 19 - your car will definitely
be towed. If you are picking up an item you've purchased and have parked
on Rt 20, do not leave your car unattended. Towing of illegally
parked cars in town is
Business - fair warning!
Besides, at $8.00 a day you can get
perfect parking in the middle of the show. Why risk it?
SO WHAT IS THE
Only the largest outdoor antique show in the world,
held since 1959 in Brimfield, Massachusetts, three times each year, with
thousands of dealers attending! Brimfield is an easy 1-hour ride
west of Boston.
Thank you for making Brimfieldshow.com the undisputed leader of all
Brimfield Show sites.
Also - THANK YOU BRASSMAN RON BETHONEY, for the photos, some of
which we are displaying on our pages!
of your Brimfieldshow-hosts recently completed flight training for his
Private Pilot license...
can read about his experience and view his flight logs and photos here.
We hope you'll visit often, and check back regularly for more exciting
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