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The Big E

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Address: 1305 Memorial Ave, West Springfield, MA 01089-3578
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+1 413-737-2443
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Event dates:
16 Sep 2016 - 2 Oct 2016
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00

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The Big E FAIR

17 days of fun,food,entertainment,Go for breakfast and stay for a night cap.After 5 Monday thru Thursday,6 bucks.

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jack W
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

17 days of fun,food,entertainment,Go for breakfast and stay for a night cap.After 5 Monday thru Thursday,6 bucks.

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Thank Jack W
Charlton, MA
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116 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The big E is always a fun day just to walk around and enjoy the sights. I would suggest not going on the weekends because of the crowds. If you get to the state buildings right at 10 o'clock when they open you do not have to fight any crowds. There are so many places to grab a snack or... More 

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Feeding Hills, Massachusetts, United States
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Wonderful fair lots of interesting food. Much to see I go about 3times during its run. Good for families. Once you pay entrance fee, which is cheap, $12.00 , all shows are free.

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Houlton, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

My friend attended a huge two day model train show held here every Jan. for many years.He cannot stand in line(surgeries) so we went around to try to find handicapped access.We asked at least five people(cops and staff)and got shrugs/blank looks. FINALLY found a parking attendant who put us on right path. This is an older crowd-average age 60-but they... More 

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Feeding Hills, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 22 January 2017

The Big E has something for everyone. From the State Buildings to the Better Living Bldg. to many exhibitors. farm animals, amusement rides, and Great entertainers how can you go wrong!! Come once, and you will be "hooked" !!

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Thank PatL404
Rindge, New Hampshire
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

We have been going every year since 2002. It is an awesome place with tons of things to see and eat. Over the years I started noticing things that I consider"not consumer worthy". One is vendors that consistently short you on change. Once, maybe, - twice possibly, but when it happens consistently, it's no error. The second is misleading vendors.... More 

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Thank LarryD875
Easthampton, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Took our annual trip to the Big E. Everything is overpriced but well worth the money in the long run. This year went with season pass (great value if your a local and going to visit multiple times) Our food highlights Kettle corn from New Hampshire Giant meatball from Frigos BIg E cream puff BIg E circus excellent as always

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Thank dgouldd
Stoddard, New Hampshire
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 8 December 2016

It was in the 80's when I was last there with my class and family. I love the fried dough the most and pizza that was there.

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Thank hansolo759
Boston
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41 reviews
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

Over 1.3 million visitor's yearly for its 17 day run. Great crafts, animal shows, equestrian events, amusement park rides and midway plus outstanding food for everyone. Especially low the New England state houses where you can sample Vermont Cheddars, Massachusetts clam fritters, Maine baked potatoes, and various other treats and micro-brew beers. Lego land for the kids and all kinds... More 

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West Springfield, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
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Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

For so many reasons we always attend the big e --- For food, entertainment, to spend time with other family members - we would not miss it We often visit several times during the run of the fair But usually try to avoid the most crowded of times on the weekend

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