BRIMFIELD AUCTION ACRES – The Original Antique Show says “The show must go on”
ANTIQUE SHOW DATES MAY 12 – 15, 2021
BRIMFIELD, MA : Birthplace and originator of the World’s famous “Brimfield Antique Show” will go it alone this May.
Following a devastating 2019 for the 20+ Brimfield Show Promoters of the collective “Brimfield Antique Shows,” where all three dates were cancelled due to COVID-19, State and local officials gave the green light at the end of March to allow the shows to reopen in May. Tens of thousands of Antique dealers/collectors, hundreds of thousands of visitors and the many local communities that welcome the influx of business were all affected by the closing of last year’s shows.
It only makes sense that the authentic field that started it all will be the one to kick off the 2021 shows. Brimfield Auction Acres is seizing the opportunity to conduct their individual show despite the fact that the other promoters have decided to sit out the May reopening. “Our dealers have been out of work all last year and they need a venue to sell an abundance of wares collected,” says Kate Corriveau, co-owner of Brimfield Auction Acres. “Our fairgrounds have enough acreage and manpower to conduct the show in a safe and responsible manner in accordance with the guidelines from the state. It is our utmost priority to provide a safe environment in which dealers and visitors can once again get back to business.”
In the exact field where visionary and auctioneer Gordan Reid started his vision of creating “The greatest outdoor antique show under the sun” in 1959, the current owners will have to innovate once again as the sole Brimfield Show this May 12th – 15th. The responsibility is on the Corriveaus to set a precedence and instill customer confidence that an outdoor show can operate safely and successfully, paving the way once again for the other fields to do the same come the July Show.
“Because we are the only show this May, it is shaping up to be the largest individual show in New England,” says Rusty Corriveau. “It is truly reminiscent of the days of origin when Auction Acres was on its own for the first decade of operation. Never in the 60 years of operations has Auction Acres ever had to suspend business until 2019 and it will be great to be back up and running.”
The Corriveau family of Brimfield, MA are the new proud owners of J & J Promotions!!
In March of 2017 an announcement was made that said in part: After more than 55 years of being operated by the Gordon Reid family, the business and property known as J&J Promotions has been sold to Rusty and Kate Corriveau of Brimfield, MA. The Corriveaus are the former owners of Crystal Brook, a field that is across from the J&J property.
“For a week every May, July, and September, interior designers, antiques aficionados, and aesthetes of all stripes converge on the tiny town of Brimfield, Massachusetts, for one of the world’s largest antiques fairs. The oldest outdoor antiques show in the country, the 57-year-old fair has made its host town synonymous with antiquing, conjuring images of packed tents and stalls selling everything from formal silver to mid-century credenzas to framed photographs.”- Architectural Digest
"The Granddaddy of Them All: Brimfield Auction Acres. - Flea Market Magazine, Oct. 2017