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The Big E

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An Annual Pilgrimage

I never get tired of this 17-day annual event. I enjoy the usual walk-through of all of the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Big E

Best to go after 5. The State buildings are alway a family hit. Great food and a variety of foods... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Chip B
West Springfield, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I never get tired of this 17-day annual event. I enjoy the usual walk-through of all of the buildings. We usually start off the day with breakfast at the W. Springfield Fire House. Then we plan the rest of the day around going to the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank LorettaCapone
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best to go after 5. The State buildings are alway a family hit. Great food and a variety of foods. The line for the Mai e baked potato is always the longest.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Chip B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

How can you go wrong with fair food and home cooked food from the state buildings. I have been going since a was a young teenager

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank C9382WWdennist
Reviewed 11 December 2018

1st time to the Big E. We loved it! There is soooo much to see! The New England state buildings were interesting along with foods and products from each state. Tons to eat and drink. Lots of shops. Will definitely come back next year!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 9 November 2018

The Convention was held in both the Mallary Complex and the Young Building. I brought my small RV camper to stay on site. The Good: An excellent set-up for campers of all size around the Mallary Building. Power, water and sewer hook ups very well...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TriciaNPete
Reviewed 9 November 2018

Been going there for over 30 years. Each year it gets more and more expensive. It’s very difficult to afford for a family of four. Though the activities are good, but lines are long. Between parking, traffic, long lines and high costs. Our tradition will...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank rmoss317
Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

Talk about a fair! This place has everything you want and more. You can spend a whole weekend at this fair and love every minute!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank tash9207
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

The Big E is a wonderful place for a family. There are so many free shows and activities. We saw the circus which was wonderful, had lots of funny acts, animal acts and some dangerous ones. Comfortable seating. We also saw the Navy ensemble with...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Susan1234098
Reviewed 6 November 2018

This place is huge. When I arrived on 10/27/18, it was raining. Only parking available was in the dirt and it was ugly. The buildings themselves weren't bad; however, the set-up (done by the MA Rabbit Club - not the correct name) was just awful....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rae1951
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

Big Excitement! At the Big E every year and it never disappoints. Great fun, food, rides, entertainment and much more. For a price of a movie $10 for parking (car load) inside grounds and $10 to get in not bad. Best to go is during...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from Bryanthebarber | Reviewed this property |
Comfort inn I think is the nearest to the big e
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