About 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

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PAST HISTORY

J&J Promotions is regarded by many as the premier show in the Town of Brimfield.

This is not so unusual, considering that J&J Promotions owner/operators, Jill Reid Lukesh and Judy Reid Mathieu are the daughters of the late Gordon Reid - the man who began the Brimfield Show pilgrimage back in 1959. The J&J Shows, three times a year, take place in Brimfield on the original grounds where the Brimfield Antique Show was first begun by Gordon Reid. 

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 J&J benefit through marketing their association with J&J and seeing repeat customers at the same location, year after year. J&J Guests gain a greater advantage: confidence in the fact that J&J's 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. 

The Info CenterAfter his death, Jill Reid Lukesh and Judith Reid Mathieu began promoting along with their mother, Madelyn.  As the Shows continued to grow, J&J could no longer accomodate 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. 

To this day, J&J Promotions 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.

J&J is open two days in May, July and September.  In May and September, the show is home to 800 exhibitors, and around 550 in July. 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 J&J Promotions.

We invite your visit and inquiries.