Friday, May 6, 2016

We are selling at the Brimfield Antique Fair next week!

 The Brimfield Antique Fair is starting next week!  
This year I have booth with my son, and for the first time
we will be vendors at this amazing antiques fair! 
 Its the oldest antique fair in the country and people travel from around the world to attend. 
  Brimfield Fair dates are May 11-15, 2016.  Our "field" opens on Wednesday at 6 am.  
 Last year and the years before I attended as a shopper. 
 It really is a blast!  Plenty of places to park, many charging less than $10 for the day. 
There is a food court at the field that we are at, 
so no worries about packing a lunch for both shoppers and vendors alike. 
Portable bathrooms are generally kept clean and are stationed all around the fair.  
Here is a map of the layout at Brimfield. 
The Brimfield Fair is composed of fields (sections) that run along both sides of the main street, Route 20 in Brimfield, Massachusetts.  I will be with my son, Justin Power of Pioneer Goods, at New England Motel field in #40.  (He's going to sell rustic furniture and accessories and I will be offering the frenchy stuff, as well as some of my purple transferware!! 
There are tents that are set up side by side 
and back to back in the fields that are assigned lot numbers. 
 We are also listed in the Brimfield Flea Finder App, that you can download on your smart phone.  This is a great app as it has GPS and you can search for dealers as well as for certain specific items you are trying to find.  Sometimes it feels like looking for a needle in a haystack
 as there are so many dealers selling such a variety of antiques. 
 For example, if you enter "purple transferware" you will find my listing...
  The App is FREE, so download it on your phone 
before you get to Brimfield so you can find what you want!
Here is another map showing a wider scope of the setup.
Shoppers advice:  Bring a backpack, or a rolling cart to hold your treasures.  For larger items, the sellers will hold them for you so you can pick them up with car when you are done with your shopping.  Its a bit of a madhouse, but people are having fun, and on the hunt for their treasures.  There is something for everyone and then some!  Things to bring:  water bottle, sunscreen, wetwipes for hand cleaning,  hat, sunglasses, good walking shoes, phone with the Brimfield Flea Finder App, a few tote bags that you can fill, maybe some packing material if you plan to buy glass or breakables as sometimes dealers don't have packing materials.  Then hit the road with your best friend and have a great day at the fair!  
 One of last year's vendors...I love the old iron stuff mixed with chandeliers!
I bought quite a few things from this guy...
We are excited for the fair and hope the weather will be good.
And we hope to see you at our booth,  Maison Decor and Pioneer Goods! 
 New England Motel #40!  Time to get the trailer loaded.....
Wish us luck!

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  1. Good Luck! Though I think you both will do extremely well. I will miss the Spring show this year, this is my very favorite event. Have FUN!

  2. OH how I would love to experience Brimfield show.
    I am putting that at the top of my new Bucket List
    Please show lots pictures when you get home

  3. Oh how I wish I knew this earlier I use to always go to Brimfield and use to try to out run the Ralph Lauren team before they scooped up all the goodies!! Now its too late to get a room , if you do this next year I will definitley go!


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