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New England Swap Meets - which ones are good?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by BOSTONCAMARO, Oct 21, 2013.

  1. Ok, so we all know Stafford has seem to go down hill, Thompson as well though I think is still a bit better.

    Where are good meets in the New England area?

    Any meets where they actually restrict the types of vendors that come in, as in hey you are selling all types of dirt bikes and not car stuff so you cant come in to sell.

    I appreciate the input.

    Thanks, Tim
  2. brian55lvr
    Joined: Oct 24, 2010
    Posts: 603

    from ma Schedule.htm

    i use this list every year---there are more swaps than this---lake compounce spring and fall] and mansfield ,mothers day weekend,[comcast center] are no miss for me--to each their own
  3. 59KUSTOM
    Joined: Nov 16, 2007
    Posts: 912


    The internet has taken its toll on all swap meets. Try Amherst, NH. It seems to have held up better than the others, although, it too, isn't what it used to be. The last one of the year is this coming Sunday & it's usually mobbed. Rte. 122, Amherst, NH.
  4. 333tinman
    Joined: Oct 24, 2009
    Posts: 42

    from MASS.

    seekonk speedway oct 27. rt 6 seekonk mass.

  5. yeah we go to Mansfield every year and use to go to Amherst a lot (traffic there sucks haha)

    I have not been to Compounce but here it is great...I know the reschedule for Seekonk is this weekend and will likely go there too..

    I am tired of seeing leaf blowers
  6. white64
    Joined: Sep 15, 2008
    Posts: 679

    from Maine

    ....what's the best time of day to get there, never been! YET!
    Joined: Nov 22, 2005
    Posts: 7,591

    from SIDNEY, NY

    Betweeen the two, I find more at Thompson than Stafford Springs, and Lake Compounce beats them both.
  8. Angry Frenchman
    Joined: Feb 12, 2006
    Posts: 1,758

    Angry Frenchman

    lake Compounce is still a good one.
  9. scootrz1
    Joined: Apr 16, 2011
    Posts: 269

    from usa

    For old tin thompson may be better i go to thompson on sat and compounce on sunday for newer stuff (60s) mopar i have better luck at compounce
  10. @white. before daybreak, drive easy on the small country roads
  11. nh-gasgas
    Joined: Aug 27, 2012
    Posts: 13


    What is the best time to arrive at Thompson?

    At Amherst, you have to get there early, many vendors start to pack around 10:00.
  12. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 28,411


    I've always heard good things about Amherst, but never been able to get there, maybe 2014 will be the year. Wonder if I'll take a load of junk to Lake Compounce or just walk through as in past years. Bob
  13. nh-gasgas
    Joined: Aug 27, 2012
    Posts: 13


    Thompson was a waste for me today, I did not find anything.
    I do better at Amherst.... unfortunately I have to wait until April 27th.

    I am going to try Lee Speedway next week. I am only a 20 minutes away so I have nothing to loose.
  14. captainjunk#2
    Joined: Mar 13, 2008
    Posts: 4,417


    lake compounce in ct is nov 3 tomorrow im going heard its pretty good
  15. Bearing Burner
    Joined: Mar 2, 2009
    Posts: 937

    Bearing Burner
    from W. MA

    The best ones are those that you find something your looking for at.

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