A few weekends ago we headed out to the Brimfield Antiques Fair in Brimfield, MA. I’ve always wanted to go but every year it seemed to come and go so quickly…even though it’s held three times a year, it still came and went quickly each time. It’s a massive antiques fair with vendors and visitors from all over the country.
This year I was determined to go. It’s held in May, July and September and I obviously did my research beforehand. I learned that because July was the hottest it was typically the least crowded of the three but the vendors were the same and didn’t lack due to the attendance change. Well, we also picked one of the hottest days of the summer to go so we totally lucked out in the crowd category. There were barely any.
Al and I packed a lunch and really had a great time. It was fun to walk around, talk to people, eat chocolate frozen bananas and buy things. I wanted to share some photos from the fair. Later this week I’ll share our purchases. Enjoy!
Color coded displayed buttons!
I wanted these, there were two. Wouldn’t fit in the car. Or my budget:
Best decision of the whole day:
An entirely cardboard doll house!
This was set up like a pharmacy with all medicine and pharmacy containers:
Just a fake skunk hanging out in some fishing pants. Normal.
Hope you enjoyed them. If you like antiques you should definitely take a trip out to Brimfield. And if you don’t, you should go anyway because it’s still fun!
Glad you enjoyed it! My uncle lives in Brimfield, although I’ve never been to the fair…
Cory Shea says
Alison saved your blog on the computer and I’ve been reading it! You have really cute ideas for space make overs. If you are interested in antiques you should check out the auction house I used to work at, Skinner. They have monthly ‘Discovery’ auctions which sometimes are little scary but its a treasure hunt and not as far as Brimfield, they are located in Marlboro. Here is their website, http://www.skinnerinc.com, check it out! You will find TONS of projects there.
Lindsey T says
Hey Cory! Love the indirect marketing of my blog from Alison by saving it to the CAA computer! I am definitely going to check out Skinner. It sounds like something I’d love. Thank you for letting me know about it! Hope you continue to follow the blog and find helpful things. Take care!