For 21 days every year the sleepy village of Brimfield, Mass., turns into an antiques and oddities Mecca, one that draws hundreds of thousands of people from several surrounding states.
Billed as "America's Oldest Outdoor Flea Market," Brimfield, as it is commonly referred to, is about an hour's drive away. It will be held July 12-17 and Sept. 6-11.
Whether you're looking for stately antiques or just some interesting old goodies, the flea market/antiques show has something for everyone. It stretches for about a mile along Route 20.
Hundreds of vendors from around the country take part, selling all types of antiques, collectibles, furniture, plants, fabric, jewelry, home goods and food, to name just a few of the things you'll find.
Haggling is expected at Brimfield, so don't be shy about engaging vendors. Visit Brimfieldantiquefleamarket.com for more information and directions.