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The Big E

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Great Fair!

I have been visiting this fair since I was 6. this is a great fair to visit with your family and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
South Windsor, Connecticut
Best Fair Ever!

We have visited the Big E twice. We attended the last day which ended with a Beach Boys concert... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Newnan, Georgia
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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1305 Memorial Ave, West Springfield, MA 01089-3578
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been visiting this fair since I was 6. this is a great fair to visit with your family and friends. There is a daily parade, the Avenue of States Buildings, concert venues, rides for the kids, and so much FOOD. I especially love...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited the Big E twice. We attended the last day which ended with a Beach Boys concert. The fair is huge - we could have definitely spent more than one day there. The state exhibit buildings were a highlight - products, food, etc......More

Thank Lynette58
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a blast!!!! Must go again... loved all the lobster rolls and cream puffs. We had a great time. There are a large crowd, but still plenty of room to move about. Parking was easy and our walk from parking to event was short. We...More

Thank TheSandyCrab
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Saw the advertisement in our Newsday on Long Island and decided to make a long weekend and go up to see it. Wonderful enjoyment. Animals great food great and all the interesting site great fair in New England great deals too.

Thank Phyllis T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great time good place to take the family, it has carnival food, rides, music and animals a definite fun time.

Thank Lester D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve heard so much about this big fair in the New England area so has my girl. Saturday before the last day we decided to put gas in the car and head over to the fair. Parking was not bad at all we found a...More

Thank Bryanthebarber
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have a family tradition to go to the Big E every year and then to Red Rose for pizza (Main ST Springfield) we signed up for emails and always by the presale tickets cheaper than at the date. And while we loved the fair...More

Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love going to the BIG-E They always have the best deals, entertainment,and is a MUST GO each year.

Thank adesch4917
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had such a good time this year...saw Old Dominion, AWESOME show, made our way through New England, ate and drank to our hearts content and the staff was amazing. I lost my prescription glasses at the concert, and the next day I received a...More

Thank Erin E H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We travel to the Big E every year and it is a must see area with all the New England State buildings, the food experience in each of these buildings is to die for. There is so much to see and you can not do...More

Thank margelitteral
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Liz S
30 September 2018|
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Response from Y6000RNmarkf | Reviewed this property |
In the Bar upstairs at the Better living Center and Also in the Young Building at the Diner!
27 September 2018|
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Response from fflbrgst | Reviewed this property |
On Heywood Ave and Norman Ave (which are across the street from the BIg E entrance 4) there are private lots - and homes - renting parking spaces. the closest ones charge $20 to park on the weekends, and the price goes down... More
24 September 2018|
Response from Scanner_Lewis | Reviewed this property |
I don't know but in one of the buildings (Youth, I think) there was a sign "animals are for watching, not touching."