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Review of The Big E

The Big E
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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 with standing attractions. There's usually an event in the Colleseum with plenty of seating. There are bleachers in the agricultural area and benches in Farm-A-Rama. Affordable vibrating foot massage (Footsie) machines are strategically positioned throughout the fairgrounds. These help. Each day is a different event so check the app or online to pick your day at the fair. Weekend crowds are huge so a vacation day mid-week or raincoats and an inclement weather trip will get you the best experience. Food prices are in the $8.00 range but portions are large so plan on sharing. There seems to be a cross-fairgrounds fee for drinks ( min. $3.00) in 2015 so bring water to stretch your budget. Stay for the parade that circles the fairgrounds at day's end. Your first visit probably won't be your last.

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Reviewed 28 September 2015

Every type of food you can imagine! Lots of shopping, rides, games, entertainment for the whole family!!

Thank ednliz
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Reviewed 28 September 2015

This is our second year. Lots of options for entertainment & food. Check out schedules & vendors on-line BEFORE you go. We tend to pick a day where we like the musical entertainment. Saw horse pulling for the first time & enjoyed it. You need at least 2 days to cover the highlights.

Thank blondie16
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Reviewed 28 September 2015

It was my first time here visiting from Syracuse, NY and we had a real nice time. The contributing fine fall weather made it picture perfect too! I found some nice organic soaps in the Maine building, real fresh fountain soda in the New Hampshire building, TShirt in the Vermont building. Found a tent with some real nice Purses for sale! Plenty of food vendors to choose from. Got real nice cold beer from Heroes & Legends Restaurant in one of the buildings. Parking will cost you $10. $15 to get into the Fair (Adult price). I wish that had a vendor that sold nice T-Shirts. Perhaps with a Nautical theme, etc. I wanted to bring home something like that, and found nothing. Just an idea for next year.......... Plenty of Motels within a mile or so to choose from.

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Reviewed 28 September 2015

Won tickets to the Big E - so we took a 2 hours ride to get there on Sunday - parking ranged from $25.00 - to $10.00 - we found a lot for $10.00 and walked 3 blocks to the fair - once in more walking - the food was great - everything you would want - we had fried mushrooms - French fries - calamari and scallops - and lemonade - the turkey legs and steaks really looked good and were going to get them to go but could not find our way back! - the states buildings were really good and had a lot of state famous food and info - a lot of vendors - like a large flea market - cows - horses - sheep - goats for the animals - a lot of rides and games - a fun day for all!!!

Thank Lori A
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