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The Big E

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Saturday - the busiest day

We stayed at a Hotel across the river and within a mile of Gate 9. By 10 am, the streets are... read more

Reviewed today
New Jersey
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The New England "State" Fair

Travel: it is better to go on a weekday. If you must go on a weekend, get there as early as... read more

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1305 Memorial Ave, West Springfield, MA 01089-3578
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Reviewed today via mobile

We stayed at a Hotel across the river and within a mile of Gate 9. By 10 am, the streets are jammed with traffic going to Big E. We knew Saturday would be the busiest day, but, wow! Set our priorities to get inside the...More

Thank Larry1778
Reviewed yesterday

Travel: it is better to go on a weekday. If you must go on a weekend, get there as early as possible. The West Springfield police do a reasonable job of directing traffic but there are not enough of them. Many of the drivers are...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were hoping for a great Saturday out with family. We were coming from about an hour away from the fair but sat on traffic for 3 hours and decided to just turn back. Wasted precious time in poorly managed traffic

1  Thank ramyavis
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I always have a good time at the Big E! From food to entertainment!! I love the baked potato from the ct building( super loaded with pulled pork and all goodness you can think of) cheese curds are a must!! The lemonade stands are amazing!...More

1  Thank Danielle B
Reviewed 6 days ago

We have been going to the Big E for years every September and always have a fun time! There is so much to see and do for kids and adults. Between the animal exhibits, crafts, food, shopping and entertainment, you will easily find something for...More

1  Thank DaveDuff
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I enjoy trying different state's fairs if we're in the area when they are happening. This was our first time to the Big E. I love funnel cakes, and my husband loves fried dough with chocolate fudge on top. We tried Marion's...More

Thank L K
Reviewed 1 week ago

First time going. Was a big disapointment. First, nothing for the kids to do there. Second, nothing really for the adults neither. What a big Waste of time. Everywhere you turn, for just about anything required money. I paid $13 for three cream puffs. The...More

1  Thank Ally T
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went back to the Big E on Friday. I was admitted for free as I am a Vietnam Veteran. The buzz of the crowd wasn't as exciting as previous years. i have been to the Big E since 1958 when I saw Richard Nixon.

1  Thank BobbyP009
Reviewed 1 week ago

Truly something for everyone from the balls of delicious food at Chompers (highly recommend the Taco Chompers) to the 1 pound meatball. The cheese steak sandwiches and the barbecue brisket were phenomenal. Highly recommend bringing your own water or else you will spend a small...More

Thank lightshadow252001
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow, what a tremendous time. Our first ever "State Fair" was a rousing success. They have something for everyone. The Midway was a huge hit, the foods, the exhibits, the city building, the music, the beers, etc. Loved the livestock and the competitions going on....More

Thank JaSnake16
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Joan L
18 September 2018|
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Response from lightshadow252001 | Reviewed this property |
Some take only cash others do take cards. Most of the places that only take cash have it well displayed.
Dawn L
11 September 2018|
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Response from 674earleh | Reviewed this property |
someone already answered. Not pets unless service dogs.