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The Big E

1305 Memorial Ave, West Springfield, MA 01089-3578
+1 413-737-2443
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It's the Big E!!!

It's the Big E...eat your way through the state buildings, then work your way through the fried... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2015
Oxford, Connecticut
Food not the only thing there

This was my second year at the Big E. I still enjoyed the state buildings and the food stands. I... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2015
Mark T
Enfield, Connecticut
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1305 Memorial Ave, West Springfield, MA 01089-3578
+1 413-737-2443
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Reviewed 30 September 2015

It's the Big E...eat your way through the state buildings, then work your way through the fried foods, turkey legs, cotton candy, mini donuts and beer garden. Then go on th rides <lol>

Thank DogMomInCT
Reviewed 29 September 2015

This was my second year at the Big E. I still enjoyed the state buildings and the food stands. I was surprise about the increasing number of craft beer and liquor stands this year. Great way to wash down all the food sampling there.

Thank Mark T
Reviewed 29 September 2015

This is not something I would do every year, but every 3-5 years works best for me. If you have never been, you should give it a try. Admission ($12/adult) and parking ($10) is not inexpensive, but there are discounts if you purchase in advance....More

Thank MATravelerBOS
Reviewed 29 September 2015

We went to the fair on a Monday. Was nice in the morning then it got so busy hard to see things. We saw the Asbury jukes they were very good! Was so impressed by the way the bathrooms were kept clean for the amount...More

Thank Lynn P
Reviewed 29 September 2015

Although in was born and raised in Connecticut, they started the Big E after I left. When I first went to the Big E, it brought so many memories of growing up in New England. It combined the sights, sounds, and food of my childhood!!

Thank Thomas D
Reviewed 28 September 2015

A friend and I attended on Saturday afternoon with the intent to stay for the free Kansas concert. The weather was perfect. We arrived there to find there was no parking on the grounds, we paid 20.00 for a spot at a garage within walking...More

Thank gardnbug22
Reviewed 28 September 2015

Had a great time at the fair. It is very large fair. Lots of animals, food and vendors. Recommend going the first day of it. Also find parking outside the fairgrounds. Extremely bad traffic getting here but otherwise had fun.

Thank Kamsamnicksmom
Reviewed 28 September 2015

Have gone to the fair 4 years in a row, and find that while we enjoy the fair, once every 2-3 years would be more than enough. It doesn't change that much. The fair grounds have made good progress in improvements over the years. Parking...More

Thank kbouth
Reviewed 28 September 2015

Been going to the Big E for many years. It's more like a weekend away, mini vacation. But they still have lots to see. Music groups for free. Lots of many Fair food. They have perment buildings to house evert TV product every sold. They...More

Thank Harry11940
Reviewed 28 September 2015

The Big E is immense. There's now an app ( like for Disney World) to help with allocating your time. The fairgrounds has cement or tar throughout so it's tough on feet and legs. Wear well cushioned, comfortable walking shoes and plan on alternating sitting...More

Thank andesalive
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Karyn M
24 September 2017|
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Response from 53jerryz | Reviewed this property |
Yes ,no big deal !
Eloisa S
23 September 2017|
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Response from DonnieB15 | Reviewed this property |
There is Parking for the BIG E on site or there is parking outside of it all along the street. Parking is 10.00 for all day. I prefer outside easier to get out when you want to leave.
22 September 2017|
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Response from Lily54 | Reviewed this property |
Depends on your stamina, whether you have children with you, how crowded it is and what you want to see. Diffidently start before 10 and follow the previous suggestion of going to the barns first. The state houses are... More