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LOCAL BETTY FIELDTRIP: Brimfield–Random to Sublime {and back again}

People fly in from thousands of miles away, it's a mecca, a haven, an institution. The Brimfield Antique Show happens three times a year, May, July and September {check the website for dates}.  The show rolls out encompassing 100's of acres filled with over 5000 dealers. 

There isn't anything you can't find.  Homemade bust of Red Skelton? Check.  Box of swizzle sticks? Got it. Crate of naked Barbies?  Why of course.  Evidently, there's a buyer for everything...everything.  That in mind it can be overwhelming so we’ve asked some local Brimfield regulars how to do it, and most importantly what not to do.  So, here is the skinny on Brimfield:

Parking:  the most expensive parking is around $10 all day, along the main route 20.  It’s worth it to be close; you’ll feel doubly blessed after an entire day walking around the fields.  Go ahead, park like a boss.

Layout: understand that Brimfield is actually made up of many large “fields” of dealers with different specialties.  Do go to brimfieldshow.org and take a look at the field map to determine what days they are open, and plot your strategy.  If you have something specific in mind do a little research beforehand so you know where to find it {and what to pay.} Betty's peeps reccomend J&J Promotions, Heart O' The Mart, and New England Motel to start.  Take notes on your favorite fields so you target them the next time you have enough fortitude time to go. 

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