The Big E The largest event on the East Coast. Join us at The Big E, Sept. 17 - Oct. 3, 2021. Each September, more than 1.6 million people travel to Eastern States Exposition's grounds for New England's grandest fair - The Big E.

The 17-day event provides a one of a kind tactile experience in which visitors can celebrate the season and to enjoy the sights, sounds and flavors of the region.

Operating as usual

NEW!  Heated storage now available at Eastern States Exposition. Visit the link below for more information.
10/30/2020
Winter Storage

NEW! Heated storage now available at Eastern States Exposition. Visit the link below for more information.

Visit our Storrowton Village Gift Shop before it closes for the season, for unique treasures for every occasion, Fri., N...
10/29/2020

Visit our Storrowton Village Gift Shop before it closes for the season, for unique treasures for every occasion,
Fri., Noon – 7pm and Sat., 10:30am – 1:30pm.

Do you start your Christmas shopping each September at The Big E?  You still can without leaving the comfort of home. Sh...
10/29/2020

Do you start your Christmas shopping each September at The Big E? You still can without leaving the comfort of home. Shop through the end of the year at The Big E Marketplace https://www.thebige.com/marketplace

Soon this year will be but a memory, and our 2020 Big E merch, collector's items!  Get yours today.
10/28/2020
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Soon this year will be but a memory, and our 2020 Big E merch, collector's items! Get yours today.

The Big E Store

Pizza that's hot, delicious and covered with gooey melted cheese--straight from the oven fresh and made by YOU! Create p...
10/28/2020
Farmers Market @ The Big E

Pizza that's hot, delicious and covered with gooey melted cheese--straight from the oven fresh and made by YOU! Create pizza in your own kitchen with the Eastern States Farmers Market Pizza TIME Victory Cheese Box. The finest locally-sourced ingredients for the perfect pie. Order now for curbside pickup on Thursday, November 5. Click the link below to get yours!

Eastern States Exposition has joined the Victory Cheese movement to help dairy farmers and artisan cheesemakers increase sales and market their products. We’ve opened up the Eastern States Farmers Market to offer cheeses, jellies, jams, crackers and other New England products directly to consumers...

Many thanks to E.J. and Norma Dean, and Bill Silsby, proprietors of The Big E Bakery and their staff for bringing Big E ...
10/26/2020

Many thanks to E.J. and Norma Dean, and Bill Silsby, proprietors of The Big E Bakery and their staff for bringing Big E Cream Puffs and Eclairs to our guests on the grounds, and through our partners, from early summer until last weekend. In a year like this, one can never have enough of the tasty treats!

Take a guided tour Tuesday-Saturday at 11am and 1pm to learn more about the history of New England and Storrowton Villag...
10/24/2020
History & Harvest Tours

Take a guided tour Tuesday-Saturday at 11am and 1pm to learn more about the history of New England and Storrowton Village. Reserve your spot now! After your tour, dine indoors or out on the patio at Storrowton Tavern, for an authentic New England experience.

Learn about the history of New England’s storied harvest season!

Make sure to get your 2020 limited edition merch while it lasts! Find the link in our bio!
10/23/2020
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Make sure to get your 2020 limited edition merch while it lasts! Find the link in our bio!

The Big E Store

Create pizza in your own kitchen with the Eastern States Farmers Market “Pizza TIME” Victory Cheese Box, the perfect sta...
10/23/2020
Farmers Market @ The Big E

Create pizza in your own kitchen with the Eastern States Farmers Market “Pizza TIME” Victory Cheese Box, the perfect stay-at-home fall activity – available November 5. The “Taste of Maine” Box highlights premier creameries and fine foods from the Pine Tree State and is available for pickup in Mass. or Maine! Shipping is also available for both boxes. Order deadline is Tuesday, November 3 at noon. Click to purchase now!

Eastern States Exposition has joined the Victory Cheese movement to help dairy farmers and artisan cheesemakers increase sales and market their products. We’ve opened up the Eastern States Farmers Market to offer cheeses, jellies, jams, crackers and other New England products directly to consumers...

Cheers to October Beers! The Mighty Oktoberfest at the Student Prince/Fort Restaurant on Fort Street will be serving The...
10/23/2020
The Mighty Oktoberfest on Fort Street! — The Student Prince & The Fort

Cheers to October Beers! The Mighty Oktoberfest at the Student Prince/Fort Restaurant on Fort Street will be serving The Big E Pumpkin Beertini throughout their celebration. This weekend, Big E Cream Puffs will be on the dessert menu! Visit for reservations.

2020 schedule of events & performances!

Hoping to store your boat, car, trailer or motorcycle for the winter? Look no further than Eastern States Exposition for...
10/23/2020
Winter Storage

Hoping to store your boat, car, trailer or motorcycle for the winter? Look no further than Eastern States Exposition for inside and outdoor storage at a very affordable rate! Check the link in our bio for more information!

Cream Puff and Éclair fans! The Big E Bakery will be open for one final weekend, October 23-25, 10am-5pm.  Stock up on y...
10/21/2020
The Big E Bakery

Cream Puff and Éclair fans! The Big E Bakery will be open for one final weekend, October 23-25, 10am-5pm. Stock up on your favorite treats and fill your freezer for Thanksgiving and Christmas!

Enter Gate 1 for The Big E Bakery drive-up window in the New England Center for singles, 3-packs and 6-packs. For more information and online ordering details, visit www.thebige.com/thebigebakery.

VIRTUALLY support your favorite vendors from nearly every shopping location at The Big E! The Big E Marketplace is OPEN ...
10/21/2020

VIRTUALLY support your favorite vendors from nearly every shopping location at The Big E! The Big E Marketplace is OPEN for business! Our web-based virtual shopping experience helps connect you to your yearly shopping traditions in the comfort of your home.

Many thanks to those businesses that brought an authentic taste of The Big E to their customers, from mid- Sept. to this...
10/20/2020

Many thanks to those businesses that brought an authentic taste of The Big E to their customers, from mid- Sept. to this past weekend—The New England Craft Pub at the Log Cabin, Delaney’s Market, The Yarde Tavern, Hager’s Farm Market, Ocean Beach Park, the Rumbleseat Bar & Grille and Clemenza’s.

A Big E thank you goes out to all our loyal vendors and patrons for your overwhelming support these last four weeks. The...
10/19/2020

A Big E thank you goes out to all our loyal vendors and patrons for your overwhelming support these last four weeks. The Big E Food-To-Go Drive-Thru, sponsored by Westfield Bank, was a success because of you! With your help, we made the most of an otherwise trying year.

Just 333 days ‘til we see you again, Sept. 17 – Oct. 3, 2021!

Thanks to YOU Sunday! FREE admission for past attendees! Join us tomorrow, October 18 as we say Sayonara to the Food-To-...
10/17/2020

Thanks to YOU Sunday!
FREE admission for past attendees! Join us tomorrow, October 18 as we say Sayonara to the Food-To-Go Drive-Thru and a Big E thank you to all our loyal supporters! Those who have attended over the past four weeks bring proof of purchase to Gate 9 for free final day admission.

The New England Craft Pub at the Log Cabin will celebrate its final day, Sunday, October 18! This weekend’s weather has ...
10/17/2020

The New England Craft Pub at the Log Cabin will celebrate its final day, Sunday, October 18! This weekend’s weather has forced the Pub doors to stay closed on Fri. and Sat., but it will go out with a bang on Sunday. Make your reservation now—live music and all food is 50% off! www.thelogcabin.com

It’s the final countdown (da da da dahh)! The Big E Food-To-Go ends this Sunday at 5pm! Don’t miss your chance to chow d...
10/17/2020

It’s the final countdown (da da da dahh)! The Big E Food-To-Go ends this Sunday at 5pm! Don’t miss your chance to chow down on your Fair food favorites! https://www.thebige.com/foodtogo

October 17 is Storrowton Saturday at The Food-To-Go Drive-Thru. Check signs in the Drive-Thru for a promo code for one f...
10/16/2020

October 17 is Storrowton Saturday at The Food-To-Go Drive-Thru. Check signs in the Drive-Thru for a promo code for one free general admission tour (vail through December 2020).

Weekend Morgan-Sullivan Bridge Closures: October 16 – 19MassDOT will close the Morgan-Sullivan Bridge to vehicles from 8...
10/16/2020
Morgan-Sullivan Bridge Replacement Project - Detour Routes

Weekend Morgan-Sullivan Bridge Closures: October 16 – 19
MassDOT will close the Morgan-Sullivan Bridge to vehicles from 8:00 PM on Friday, October 16 through 6:00 AM on Monday, October 19
During the bridge closure, vehicles can follow the following detour routes.

Detour routes due to construction related activities

Due to the continued inclement weather today October 16, 2020, The Big E Food-To-Go Drive-Thru, The Big E Bakery and Sam...
10/16/2020

Due to the continued inclement weather today October 16, 2020, The Big E Food-To-Go Drive-Thru, The Big E Bakery and Sam Adams Bistro will be closing at 5 pm. Any person who has purchased a time slot for the Drive-Thru after the closing time may use their ticket anytime Saturday or Sunday. If unable to attend another day, a refund will be given.

Cotton candy and popcorn. Check. Caramel and candy apples. Check check. Don't miss your last chance to get these fairtim...
10/16/2020

Cotton candy and popcorn. Check. Caramel and candy apples. Check check. Don't miss your last chance to get these fairtime staples from Calabrese Market at The Big E Food To Go Drive-Thru! Reserve your time slot now: https://www.thebige.com/bigefoodtogo

Tomorrow we salute our agricultural partners with Farm Logo Friday at the Food-To-Go Drive-Thru, sponsored by Westfield ...
10/15/2020

Tomorrow we salute our agricultural partners with Farm Logo Friday at the Food-To-Go Drive-Thru, sponsored by Westfield Bank. Present your Farm's logo when entering Gate 9 and have your reservation refunded (5)!

October 15th is Thirsty Thursday! Energize your day with a free Coke and Cherry Coke Energy at the Food-To-Go Drive-Thru...
10/14/2020

October 15th is Thirsty Thursday! Energize your day with a free Coke and Cherry Coke Energy at the Food-To-Go Drive-Thru, Sponsored by Westfield Bank. When entering Gate 9 you will receive a ticket for 1 free can of each. Tickets are redeemable at any concession stand. Reserve your time now!

Tomorrow Wednesday, October 14th is Wicked Wednesday at the Food-To-Go Drive-Thru, Sponsored by Westfield Bank. Anyone w...
10/13/2020

Tomorrow Wednesday, October 14th is Wicked Wednesday at the Food-To-Go Drive-Thru, Sponsored by Westfield Bank. Anyone who comes dressed in costume, or seasonally festive automobile will have their reservation refunded ($5)! Reserve your time now:

Not a good a day for outdoor dining, thanks to all this rain! Stay warm and dry in your car as you cruise the awesome fo...
10/13/2020

Not a good a day for outdoor dining, thanks to all this rain! Stay warm and dry in your car as you cruise the awesome food offerings at The Big E’s Food-To-Go Drive Thur. Reserve your time slot now.
https://www.thebige.com/p/food/bigefoodtogo

Billie’s Baked Potato fans rejoice! Get your Billie’s Special, Broccoli & Cheese or Chili & Cheese potatoes for $7 at Th...
10/13/2020

Billie’s Baked Potato fans rejoice! Get your Billie’s Special, Broccoli & Cheese or Chili & Cheese potatoes for $7 at The Big E Food To Go Drive-Thru! Reserve your time slot now: https://www.thebige.com/bigefoodtogo

The Log Cabin’s New England Craft Pub now open through Oct. 18! Get Big E-inspired foods – like the famous Turducken San...
10/10/2020

The Log Cabin’s New England Craft Pub now open through Oct. 18! Get Big E-inspired foods – like the famous Turducken Sandwich, Mick’s Irish Nachos, The Log Cabin’s signature Chicken Pot Pie and the amazing Big E Cream Puffs – plus over a dozen regional beers and ciders on tap and weather-permitting, outdoor live entertainment. Thursdays to Sundays.
https://www.thelogcabin.com/new-england-craft-pub

Find your favorite Big E Approved treats! Authentic Big E Cream Puffs will be available this weekend at the following fi...
10/10/2020

Find your favorite Big E Approved treats! Authentic Big E Cream Puffs will be available this weekend at the following fine establishments:
The Rumbleseat Bar & Grille - Chicopee, MA
Delaney's Market - Longmeadow, Westfield and Wilbraham, MA
New England Craft Pub at The Log Cabin - Holyoke, MA
Ocean Beach Park - New London, CT
Hager's Farm Market - Shelburne, MA

Weekend Morgan-Sullivan Bridge Closures: October 9 – 12MassDOT will close the Morgan-Sullivan Bridge to vehicles from 8:...
10/09/2020
Morgan-Sullivan Bridge Replacement Project - Detour Routes

Weekend Morgan-Sullivan Bridge Closures: October 9 – 12
MassDOT will close the Morgan-Sullivan Bridge to vehicles from 8:00 PM on Friday, October 9 through 6:00 AM on Monday, October 12
During the bridge closure, vehicles can follow the following detour routes

Detour routes due to construction related activities

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I really loved how you put all the vendors in a listing for the marketplace!.. I think you should do this every year so we can support these vendors OUTSIDE of The Big E!.
Just wondering why all the food choices aren't available all the time. Each family member likes something that's available on different weeks. Won't go for just one thing. Would definitely go if we could get all the different things we like at once
Who else met this guy at the Big E!!!
Just picked up our bakery order from the Big E!! So excited to still be able to enjoy our favorites!! I’m #TeamCreamPuff but my family is #TeamEclair all the way! So we got a 6pk!! Thank you!!
Not paying $5 for my car to “drive through” to pick up my food! Thanks for being greedy Big E! 😞
Do you have a list for anyone offering online shopping? Just curious.
My Grandmother Jadwiga Radwilowicz with I think my cousin Al and not sure who the gentleman is. We were from Feeding Hills. She came here from Lithuania in 1921. In My Dad’s old photos.
Would it be possible to do another food drive thru? Or online ordering for pickup? Also, perhaps you all could showcase typical businesses, crafters, non-profits, etc who are there and people can either contribute or purchase from their available websites? It may be helpful for people or organizations who depend on the Big E for a lot of their income.
I thought I read somewhere that we could pre-order cream puffs or eclairs for pick up on weekends. Did I see that somewhere or is that wishful thinking on my part?
Hopefully 2021 will bring happy experiences.
Was there today!! Staff was great and food was excellent!!! hope to see this again.