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We have family living in Boston, MA and for a few years we have been fortunate enough to go out fairly regularly to visit them and explore a bit of the countryside.

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Watching baseball

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New hat!

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Cheers bar in Boston

Having found our feet we started researching what antiques fairs there were out there.  Brimfield quickly became a must do fair and we visited a few years ago.  I was reminded of it recently on instagram when one of my favourite pages – roxywigs, posted a photo of a piece of treasure they had found there, at Brimfield.  So I thought it time to write about it.

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Brimfield is held a few times a year over a one week period.  It is difficult to explain it either in words or pictures.  Because it is huge.  Like the Grand Canyon, this has to be seen to be understood.

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This picture of the Grand Canyon just can not convey the view!

Brimfield is the name of the town that the fair is situated in for the duration.  Located on the Massachusetts Turnpike it is about 35 minutes away from the city of Boston.  Boston is North of New York on the East Coast of America.  Exploring Boston and the areas around it features in other earlier blogs of ours and will likely feature in many future ones.  It is an area of the world that we love!

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A covered bridge in New England

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We drove right to the top of Mt Washington

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Rockport

When we attended Brimfield we didn’t know what to expect and so just drove all the way along the road and back again to try to understand it.

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The fair is set along an expanse of main road for about a mile.

Either side of the road there are several large fields.  Each contains a separate selling area.  Over the week long period that the fair runs some fields are only open for an afternoon, some for the duration.  Some you have to pay to get into, some are free.

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It is one of the most memorable things I have done but truly exhausting!  We only managed half of it!  I think about 9 fields.

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An aeroplane fuselage

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A collection of jadeite

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Plenty of Catherineholm

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Not getting that on the plane

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Top tips

  1.  Research which days you want to go
  2. Be sensible in terms of shoes, clothes, water and taking a trolley.
  3. Bear in mind luggage allowance if flying home!
  4. Take cash, most dealers won’t be able to take a card.
  5. website for Brimfield show details dates, directions, weather, recommended places to stay etc
  6. I always recommend making a list of things you want to buy to save impulsive purchases but a lot of this stuff you would never put on a list!  Aeroplane fuselage!!!

We hope to go again one day, maybe next May!!!  This should definitely go on a bucket list.  Its amazing!

Love Wish Vintage xx