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Great Fair!

I have been visiting this fair since I was 6. this is a great fair to visit with your family and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
TravelinAunt
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South Windsor, Connecticut
Best Fair Ever!

We have visited the Big E twice. We attended the last day which ended with a Beach Boys concert... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Lynette58
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Newnan, Georgia
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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

The Big E is a State Fair,Home Show, 4H Fair all rolled into a 17 day event. Famous imposters walking around willing to take pictures. Parade and over 200 food vendors. Quality microbrews and wild game meat Barbque. Gotta go something for everyone. Even rides

Thank Prunellanj
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Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Gotta love the Big E. We go every year and look forward to eat. What isn’t there to do at the Big E. You have carnival rides, animal petting, you can shop, shop and shop. If you love carnival food you will be in heaven because the options are plentiful. Too many to list. If you can think of it, most likely it is there. You can also visit the state homes which are CT, VT, MA, RI, NH and ME. Oh by the way they also have live music and concerts. If you have never gone? Take the time to go I bet you will have fun.

1  Thank Andres72423
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

I've been (dragged) to the Big E for years over a number of decades. Honestly, I could only be forced to go and fight the masses, trip on the trash, slip on the grease, and fight off the endless sales pitches from the "carneys" once every 2-5 years.

However, after having skipped last year, this year I was actually extremely pleased. Of course, arriving early on a chilly and cloudy Saturday the masses were likely delayed thankfully to the weather report.

The State Houses were the first to be looped, one after the other. Almost dizzying, but the paced through was slower than expected and my inner ear was pleased. What brightened my mood the most, State House after State House, each had an emphasis on their own Micro/Macro Breweries!

The day was better fit for Hot Chocolate and Coffee, but if properly dressed, you too could enjoy the Brews like I did. Keyword, pace yourself. It's a long day, prices are higher than normal, and nobody likes a drunken slob.

Putting all that aside, the entire Fair seemed more enjoyable than ever before. I usually target 1 or 2 of the unique and premiered Foodie delights. This year I hit the bullseye with the Fried Cannoli, including a scoop of vanilla, whip cream, and drizzles of chocolate & caramel. As always, the closure of the long day included a Lobster Roll (& a final brew) at the Maine State House followed by the Whoopie Pie. The fix for any tired dawgs.

1  Thank John L
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

The best part about the Big E is the variety of things it offers: food/beverages, history, rides/games, entertainment, and agricultural events. The worst part is it gets crowded, hot, and humid especially in the state buildings. If you're going to go, attend during the week and get there when they open - get out before the hottest part of the day.
The food is good. The beer is cold. The lines are long at lunch. Look for their flash sale at the beginning of the summer; you can get tickets for $8.
If you've never been, go at least once, and enjoy your time.

Thank cheryle k k
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Reviewed 6 October 2017

Lots of interesting things to see and food everywhere. Went on a weekday and it was busy but not overcrowded. Could not imagine what traffic ans crowds would be on a weekend. Bought some unique items from vendors and the state buildings were great to go through. Spend a full day and enjoy!!

Thank Jake_MA_11
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