I made my first trip to the Brimfield Antique Flea Market last week with my friend Kate and it was everything I imagined it to be (and more). Brimfield is one of the largest antique shows in the world that takes place in Brimfield, MA three times a year (May, July & September). It's been going on since 1959 and draws thousands of people throughout the week. The amount of stuff to look at is just insane - so. much. stuff. You really can find just about anything there. I scored a vintage cake stand, a Maryland pennant for C's room, some records, a silver bar spoon, and some glassware that I plan on gifting for Christmas.
Everyone said you can't get through it in a day, which is true, but I would say we probably made it through almost half of the fields. I think two days would be ideal for seeing it all. I found this blog post from Jessica Gordon Ryan to be very helpful in planning the day. My tips would be bring a cart to haul your stuff, bring lots of water, wear comfy shoes, and bring cash (it's much easier to haggle with cash). We also went later in the week which I think helps if you want to negotiate.
Here's a few pics I snapped during the day. I can't wait to go back in May!
Try to make it next year - it's definitely a fun experience!