The Big E
THE BIG E
Starts the Second Friday after Labor Day in September
17 days of exciting activities!
Eastern States Exposition
1305 Memorial Avenue
West Springfield, MA
No matter where you are at The Big E, everywhere you turn, there’s something fun to see, something new to do and something tasty (and bizarre) to eat, from the traditional cream puff and Maine baked potato to deep-fried Pop Tarts. There are concerts every day, but a myriad of nonmusical entertainment — midway rides, animal and agricultural exhibits and competitions, parades and street performers — also awaits visitors.
In addition to The Big E's daily horse shows and livestock competitions, there's the famous Swifty Swine Racing Pigs, the Camel Kingdom exhibit, Commerford's Petting Zoos, an elephant show, and a daily parade with Clydesdales and marching bands.
All kinds of vendors, business and restaurants from across New England come to the Eastern States Exposition to showcase their products. Vendors from across the region display household goods, crafts, clothing and accessories. Only at The Big E can you go home with a set of steak knives, a hot tub, a sweater made from Alpaca fiber and maybe even a tractor. With everything you could ever want
The Big E is an essential trip for anyone looking to experience the culture of New England. From the rides and the food, to the concerts and the animals, this fair has something to offer for everyone.