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The Big E

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1st time to the Big E. We loved it! There is soooo much to see! The New England state buildings... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Darien, Connecticut
Attended the 95th Annual ARBA Convention Oct 26-31, 2018

The Convention was held in both the Mallary Complex and the Young Building. I brought my small RV... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Windsor Ontario
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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
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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
Thank herna413
Reviewed 28 October 2018

Every year it is the same. But, that is why we like it so much. I went this year but haven't been there since 2015. This seems about the right interval to go the Big E. I have many memories from the Big E and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank scarletman1972
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

Always fun, the Eastern States Exposition is held every year mid September for 17 days. Loads of traffic, particularly the second weekend of the Fair. It's not hard to get around the traffic if you plan ahead. Parking is in both West Springfield and Agawam...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Debrah r
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

We had never been to an American State fair before so really wanted to check this out. We had a lot of fun exploring the State building and wandering around the exhibits, games, and rides. We are glad we went, but would likely not go...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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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."