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The Big E

1305 Memorial Ave, West Springfield, MA 01089-3578
+1 413-737-2443
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We came for a dog show. The place was huge and very well kept. Great place for a dog show and... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2017
Phoenix, New York
via mobile
Good food but CROWDED

The fair is a good place to visit but you have to like crowds. It takes a long time to get in due... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
Enfield, Connecticut
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1305 Memorial Ave, West Springfield, MA 01089-3578
+1 413-737-2443
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Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

We came for a dog show. The place was huge and very well kept. Great place for a dog show and accommodating!

Thank leaaudio
Reviewed 10 November 2017

The fair is a good place to visit but you have to like crowds. It takes a long time to get in due to traffic getting backed up, and there is a lot of walking involved. The food choices are amazing however. Lots of variety...More

Thank connecticutpoet43
Reviewed 12 October 2017

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,...More

Thank Gail L
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

The Big E celebrated 101 first year.Two week event. Agiculture,Food and memories. Something for everyone. only downfall is traffic.

Thank Darlinglinda63
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
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...More

Thank Andres72423
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...More

Thank John L
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...More

Thank cheryle k k
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...More

Thank Jake_MA_11
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

You may want to plan your visit to the Big E ahead of time. There is something for everyone. There are concerts every night, parades, horse shows, crafts and a huge variety of food to eat. You can easily have an entire day there. The...More

Thank WestSide19
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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.
23 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