Top 10 Questions about The Brimfield Antique Flea Markets
When are you open during the year?
Out of all of our Questions about Brimfield, the days that the show are open has to be one of the most asked. The Brimfield 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. If you have questions about Brimfield parking, please call the fields before the show and ask directly for updated prices.
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 off-ramp 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 off-ramp 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 off-ramp 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.Again, if you have questions about Brimfield shipping or porters, please contact the fields directly. 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.
And the most asked Questions about Brimfield is 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.