If you ever have the chance to go to the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, MA (The Big E) you should go. Typically we walk around and check out all the vendors (food, crafts, etc.) and always walk in each of the state buildings, however this year in addition to doing all that, we also went to the circus in the large tent onsite. What a GREAT show. Horse whisperer, juggler, trapeze, and much much more. It was all worth seeing. We also listened to the band "Ten Years After" popular in the 60's at the outside arena. They have different bands pretty much each day/evening. The show was free and we enjoyed the music. Saw the camel show and the mardi gras parade. The Shriners are always a treat too with their little vehicles in the parade. Enjoyed it all.