It was my first time at Brimfield so I can't say how it compared to previous shows but because of the threat of rain the first 3 hours of the show seemed much more empty than I thought. For a while, I just assumed my sisters and I were in an unpopular part of the show but the vendors were quick to chatter about how slow the morning was starting off. We got to Brimfield at 6:30am after reading many guides and tips on blogs suggesting that the early bird gets the worm and they were right. It was great for us newcomers to get our bearings without crowds around us because there was so much to see and people to meet.
My sisters and I don't exactly come from a long line of hagglers so bartering isn't exactly our forte. We tried with all our might over the course of the day to learn this ancient technique but mostly we just ended up buying things we already thought were great deals. My sister found an amazing vintage sled for $20. I ended up with a few treasures myself and I'll post them soon once I find some nice light to snap a photo of them.
Speaking of photos, I got so overwhelmed by Brimfield's vast awesomeness that I forgot to snap photos of the show until the last half of the day. Here are some of my favorite shots after I remembered to actually use the 5 pound camera dangling from my neck: