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The Big E

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Closes in 25 min: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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You Gotta Come to the Big E!

Where can you go to support New England and all it has to offer, the Big E! Visit the State... read more

Reviewed 17 February 2016
Westfield, Massachusetts
Big E Train Show is a Bigie!

By East coast standards, about as large a model train gathering as there is. 5 large buildings... read more

Reviewed 9 February 2016
Mark T
Bridgeport, Connecticut
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Reviewed 17 February 2016

Where can you go to support New England and all it has to offer, the Big E! Visit the State Buildings and learn about the states and fun food famous for each state - you can still get free road maps along with brochures on...More

Thank Donna0729
Reviewed 9 February 2016

By East coast standards, about as large a model train gathering as there is. 5 large buildings full, great for families and most collectors. Plenty of layouts and wide variety of gauges. Probably best for modern and all HO collectors from Brass to Thomas. For...More

Thank Mark T
Reviewed 8 February 2016

If you like carnivals and carnival food you will love the Big E. I remember going as a kid and really loving it but my return trip, well, let's say it was probably my last trip to the Big E. Getting there was awful, traffic...More

Thank eddier02184
Reviewed 1 February 2016

We attended the Amherst Railway Society model railroad show. All the buildings were crammed with exhibits and exhibitors. Even with the size of the crowd, parking was easy and inexpensive. Very accessible and easy to get to.

Reviewed 31 January 2016

I go every year and every year I come home happy. With so much to do, see, eat, and ride you will spend a day pack filled with fun.

Thank Lauren Y
Reviewed 20 January 2016

Seemed nice, only went into one building. Was a bit confusing to get to. Loved the building designs. Food at building was good for this kind of food.

Thank Marlene F
Reviewed 17 December 2015

I've been coming here every year since i've been very young, and have now been bringing my own son. We have lots of fun. Mostly it's the same thing every year, but that's part of the charm. Great food, and always lots to do/see.

Thank Phipps217
Reviewed 11 December 2015

i did wen tot visit the big E and diferent from other years i used to go around where the rides are to buy food and it was a bit pricey tough i wen tfor example at the massachusstes building and they have good prices...More

Thank Ruth G
Reviewed 11 December 2015

This is a popular spot to hold a dog show! Large cavernous buildings await you and your dog. Open the door and feast your eyes, ears and nose on dogs and dog owners of every size and shape imaginable. You'll even see some you could...More

Thank M R
Reviewed 22 November 2015

Always want to attend this fair and it did not disappoint. It was Awesome. The ave of the states is a must see & taste. the demonstrations was great to see especially the animals. We got to see and do mostly everything except the rides...More

Thank patk275
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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."