Brimfield Auction Acres is regarded by many as the premier show in the Town of Brimfield.
The late Gordon Reid - the auctioneer who began the Brimfield Show pilgrimage on his farm back in 1959, originally called his show "Auction Acres".
Perhaps because of our historic precedent, or because of their success, the exhibitors who display on our field come back, many reserving their same location. Exhibitors who display at Brimfield Auction Acres benefit through marketing their association with us and seeing repeat customers, year after year. Our guests gain a greater advantage: confidence in the fact that the exhibitors are reputable, well known and, typically, are collectors of some note in their respective fields.
In 1959 Gordon and Madelyn travelled throughout New England meeting dealers and inviting them to set up booths on the large field behind their home (Auction Acres) in Brimfield, MA. His first show brought in 67 exhibitors. With each show, interest continued to grow. His dream of running the largest antiques and collectibles show in the US was soon to become a reality. At the time of his death in 1974, the shows had grown to 600 exhibitors and thousands of visitors.
After his death, his daughters, Jill & Judy began promoting along with their mother, Madelyn changing the name to J&J Promotions. As the Shows continued to grow, J&J could no longer accommodate the vast numbers of exhibitors wishing to set up. Neighbors in town began to open their fields and front lawns to dealers. Today, there are at least 22 other show promoters along a mile stretch of Route 20 in the small town of Brimfield.
In 2017, The Corriveau family purchased the Circa 1800 home, barn & land and renamed the show to its original Brimfield "Auction Acres".
To this day, Auction Acres continues to run the largest show with the highest quality exhibitors. Gordon Reid's vision has become the Granddaddy of all outdoor antique shows in the U.S.
Auction Acres is open two days in May, July and September. Thousands of visitors come to Brimfield each show hoping to find that great buy or that special something they've been unable to find elsewhere. With exhibitors from throughout the U.S. and from across the ocean, it may be possible to find the treasure you seek at Auction Acres.
We invite you to come experience the Brimfield Rush.