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The Big E

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Address: 1305 Memorial Avenue, West Springfield, MA 01089
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+1 413-737-2443
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Event dates:
16 Sep 2016 - 2 Oct 2016
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09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00

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The Big E is a family originated attraction that will have you coming back year after year!!

The Big E has something for everyone. From the State Buildings to the Better Living Bldg. to many exhibitors. farm animals, amusement rides, and Great entertainers how can you go... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Feeding Hills, Massachusetts
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Feeding Hills, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Big E has something for everyone. From the State Buildings to the Better Living Bldg. to many exhibitors. farm animals, amusement rides, and Great entertainers how can you go wrong!! Come once, and you will be "hooked" !!

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Rindge, New Hampshire
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84 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We have been going every year since 2002. It is an awesome place with tons of things to see and eat. Over the years I started noticing things that I consider"not consumer worthy". One is vendors that consistently short you on change. Once, maybe, - twice possibly, but when it happens consistently, it's no error. The second is misleading vendors.... More 

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Thank LarryD875
Easthampton, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took our annual trip to the Big E. Everything is overpriced but well worth the money in the long run. This year went with season pass (great value if your a local and going to visit multiple times) Our food highlights Kettle corn from New Hampshire Giant meatball from Frigos BIg E cream puff BIg E circus excellent as always

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Thank dgouldd
Stoddard, New Hampshire
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

It was in the 80's when I was last there with my class and family. I love the fried dough the most and pizza that was there.

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Thank hansolo759
Boston
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41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Over 1.3 million visitor's yearly for its 17 day run. Great crafts, animal shows, equestrian events, amusement park rides and midway plus outstanding food for everyone. Especially low the New England state houses where you can sample Vermont Cheddars, Massachusetts clam fritters, Maine baked potatoes, and various other treats and micro-brew beers. Lego land for the kids and all kinds... More 

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Thank 674earleh
West Springfield, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

For so many reasons we always attend the big e --- For food, entertainment, to spend time with other family members - we would not miss it We often visit several times during the run of the fair But usually try to avoid the most crowded of times on the weekend

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Thank sheila s
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Definitely will break the bank,prices outrageous especially for kids to ride the rides. Overall staff was pleasant. The bathrooms could use a make over and the grounds was a little dirty. Not bad but not good either

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Thank chrismulliganli
Rahway, New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

The food and people were good. I might go next year and take some friends. The experience was nice. Very nice festival to attend

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Thank Djscottyboy1023
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38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We went with a friend of ours and we all felt that for the 100 anniversary things would have been a bit more exciting. We got discount tickets at Big Y which helped, but when you add in the $10 parking fee it's not a cheap day. The craft area seems to be getting cheesier. Our favorite foods were still... More 

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Thank Susan L
chicopee, MA
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

I've been going since I was a kid and look forward to it every year, as do my kids now. In some ways it has changed (Midway is a bit less scruffy, more international food options, more hot tubs for sale) but some things remain the same (Yankee Boy restaurant, dill pickle stand shaped like a barrel (well hidden in... More 

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