Brimfield Antique Show isn’t just about antiques anymore

BRIMFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – It was a lucky day at the Brimfield Antique Show for Greenfield resident Don McAullay. McAullay repairs vintage drums and found exactly what he was looking for Tuesday. “I was walking down the aisle,” he told 22News. “I got here at 5:30 this morning. It was right in front of me, so here we go.”

Veteran vendor Richard Destasio has been coming to Brimfield for 35 years. He says that the Antique Show is not all about antiques anymore. “People bring antiques, but they just don’t sell like they used to. There doesn’t seem to be an interest in it. People that are coming up, the new generation isn’t interested in them.”

So what is the younger generation interested in buying? According to Destasio “There’s been a recent trend towards handiwork, really appreciating stuff that was made with great care and precision.”

This was the first visit to the Brimfield Antiques Show for George and Stuart Mesires, who are from Chicago. George described the antique show as “Amazing… and I hear this one is actually smaller than the fall? I can’t imagine, I love it.”

The Brimfield Antique Show began on Tuesday and will run through Sunday. This is the second of three fairs scheduled for this year. The next and final fair will be held for one week this fall, beginning labor day weekend.

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