Welcome to the Brimfield Antique Flea Market Guide Website
The World Famous Brimfield Antique Flea Markets
May 10-15, July 12-17, September 6-11
Mark your calendars and book your vacation time and hotel reservations. Antique dealers and collectors travel from throughout the United States and abroad to attend the world famous Brimfield Antique Flea Markets. Considered the oldest outdoor antiques events running for over 50 years, they are held three times each year, in May, July and September for a six day period, always Tuesday through Sunday. The 2016 dates are May 10-15, July 12-17 and September 6-11. The Brimfield Antique Flea Markets are actually comprised of about twenty individually owned show fields that have specific opening times, contact information and admissions. Many of the events are free to attend. Detailed information is available on this website.
Brimfield, Massachusetts, home of the Brimfield Antique Flea Markets, is located in Central Massachusetts just west of the intersection of Rte. 84 and the Massachusetts turnpike (Rte.90) at the crossroads of New England. It is estimated by State Police that over 50,000 people attend the Brimfield Antique Flea Markets and the exhibitors who set up booths number in the thousands.
Old friends are reunited and new friendships are cultivated. Sections of show fields become familiar neighborhoods. It’s a great opportunity for networking and learning about antiques.
Our website https://brimfieldantiquefleamarket.com includes information to help you navigate the Brimfield Antique Flea Markets. Please review our Blog section and our Frequently Asked Questions.
Some of our topics include: Parking at Brimfield, Directions to Brimfield, 2016 Brimfield Dates, Creative Delivery Options, Brimfield Shopping Tips, Photos of Brimfield Booths, Videos and much more to come!
We also include the names of each show field along with the direct contact information to the event managers.
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Top 10 Questions about The Brimfield Antique Flea Markets
When are you open during the year?
The Flea Markets are open only 3 times each year for a 6 day period in a row. The months are always May, July and September. The dates vary from year to year. They always open on a Tuesday and close the following Sunday. Other than that they are closed. There are several antiques shops in the area that are open year round but not always every day. Best to call ahead.
What time do the Flea Markets open? And close?
The actual opening times vary from one show to another. There is a schedule one this website that show the opening times of individual show fields. Many fields are open from early morning until late afternoon, depending on the weather, the traffic, and the rules of a particular show field.
Do they all charge admission fees?
No. Many of the shows are free. Some charge admission for just 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. Many are half that amount.
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 directions to get to Brimfield?
If you use a GPS you can punch in 35 Palmer Road, Brimfield MA 01010
From Areas West: Traveling east on the Mass Pike, take Exit 8 (Palmer). Turn right after the toll booth and left at the first light onto Route 20 East. Continue east about 8 miles to Brimfield.
From Areas South: Travel north on I-91, to 291 East, to Mass Pike entrance (Exit 6). Take the Mass Pike East to Exit 8 (Palmer). Turn right after the toll booth and left at the first light onto Route 20 East. Continue east about 8 miles to Brimfield or take I-84 to Sturbridge, then Route 20 West (about 7 miles) to Brimfield.
From Areas North & East: Take 495 South to the Mass Pike. Take the Mass Pike west to Exit 9 (Sturbridge). Turn right after the toll booth onto Route 20 West. Continue west about 7 miles to the Shows.
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.
What is the best day to shop at Brimfield?
I usually suggest shopping Tuesday through Friday if your schedule allows. Saturday is better than Sunday if you have to wait until the weekend. The traffic can be bad on Saturday since so many retail shoppers arrive then.