Here are six quick tips based on my visit to the show on September 10, 2009:
- Be prepared for a great deal of walking. Brimfield is a sprawling show.
- Arrive early for the best parking availability. Although some lots were charging more, we were able to find parking in a $5 lot on Thursday.
- If you plan to shop, bring along a sturdy tote or rolling cart.
- We overheard a passerby mention that the average Brimfield Antique Show visitor spends $175. Not sure if this is true, but I can vouch for the fact that it's possible to enjoy browsing without spending a penny.
- While some fields at the Brimfield Show charge admission, most do not. If you're more of a browser than a serious antiquer, you'll find plenty to see without paying an entrance fee.
- The centrally located New England Motel offers a food court with a great selection of dining options. The lobster rolls served by Rhode Island's D&L Lobster Express were a treat!