• Big E November 29, 2022 10:44 am

    Discounted Big E Tickets Go on Sale Ahead of Holidays

    As you decide what you will be giving for gifts this holiday season, the Big E is offering discounted tickets for the fair next year. The Big E runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 1 and discounted tickets are available online at www.TheBigE.com and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the box office. The Big E...

  • Big E September 21, 2022 7:56 am

    Today is Connecticut Day at the Big E

    Today is Connecticut Day at the Big E in West Springfield, Massachusetts. It’s a day to celebrate all of the things that Connecticut has to offer. Visitors can visit the state buildings and visit the exhibits or can watch the daily parade, which will honor Connecticut in a special way. There will be over 10 hours of live entertainment on…

  • The Big E September 21, 2022 1:09 pm

    Anchor Ted Koppy Visits the Big E for the First Time

    NBC Connecticut morning anchor Ted Koppy takes his first ever trip to the Big E in West Springfield, Massachusetts. He is joined by co-anchor Heidi Voight to learn about everything the Big E has to offer.

  • Big E August 2, 2022 8:12 am

    Concert Lineup for The Big E 2022

    New England’s biggest and most exciting fair — The Big E — is taking place this year from Sept. 16 to Oct. 2 with an awesome lineup filled with local and headliners alike. The Big E is New England’s great state fair. It is an annual event that begins the second Friday after Labor Day and runs for 17 days…

  • Big E June 14, 2022 2:46 pm

    Lynyrd Skynyrd to Perform at the Big E This Year

    Rock icon Lynyrd Skynyrd is set to perform at the Big E this fall in West Springfield, Massachusetts. A spokesperson for the Big E said the rock band is heading to the Big E Arena on as a part of their Big Wheels Keep On Turnin’ Tour. The concert is set to take place on Sunday, Oct. 2, which is…

  • Big E December 22, 2021 12:50 pm

    Big E Ranked Third Largest Fair in North America in 2021

    This year’s Big E was the third largest fair in North America based on attendance, according to Carnival Warehouse, a fair and carnival industry organization. The Big E saw 1,498,774 people come through its gates during the 17-day event in West Springfield, Massachusetts. It was only surpassed by the State Fair of Texas and the Arizona State Fair. “Astoundingly, we…

  • Big E September 16, 2021 1:14 pm

    Masks Will Be Required Indoors at the Big E

    The Big E is returning for the first time since 2019 and some new COVID-19 protocols are in place. They include requiring a mask inside buildings. Days before the start of the fair, the board of health in West Springfield, Massachusetts voted to implement a mask mandate for the entire town.  Face coverings are now required in all indoor public...

  • Big E September 16, 2021 11:27 am

    Big E to Require Masks Indoors

    The Big E will be requiring masks or face coverings in all buildings and indoor spaces after the West Springfield Board of Health voted to implement a townwide mask mandate.

  • Big E August 18, 2021 8:44 am

    Big E Concert Lineup Includes Machine Gun Kelly, Billy Idol, Flo Rida and More

    The Big E is back for 2021. The fair will run from Sept. 17 to Oct. 3 and organizers have released the schedule of concerts. The Big E Arena: All shows take place at 7:30 p.m. and doors open at 5:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted. Sept. 17: Machine Gun Kelly with jxdn and Kennyhoopla (Note: the show is sold out.)…

  • The Big E June 15, 2021 4:25 pm

    The Big E Set to Return This Fall

    After a year off due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Big E is scheduled to take place this fall in West Springfield, the Eastern States Exposition announced Tuesday. The 2021 Big E will be the 105th edition of the popular event and will be held Sept. 17 through Oct. 3. “Big is Back” is the theme of the Big E…

  • Big E May 21, 2021 3:42 pm

    Big E Bakery to Sell Cream Puffs and Eclairs to Go

    If you’ve been dreaming of treats from the Big E, you can now get them to enjoy at home. The Big E Bakery will be open at the Eastern States Exposition New England Center on weekends, beginning this weekend. The Big E Bakery will be open on Saturdays and Sundays, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., beginning May 22 and…

  • Brad Paisley September 22, 2020 1:19 pm

    Brad Paisley to Perform at 2021 Big E Fair

    Country music superstar Brad Paisley will be performing at The Big E Fair in 2021, marking the 20th anniversary of his last appearance at the event, the Eastern States Exposition announced Tuesday. Paisley will play at The Big E Arena on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021. Tickets and additional details will be released in the spring. The 2021 edition of The…

  • coronavirus in connecticut September 17, 2020 1:02 pm

    Connecticut Offers Virtual Big E Experience

    The Big E was supposed to start tomorrow and that is not happening, but you can still enjoy what the Connecticut building offers without leaving the state. Since the fair has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the state Office of Tourism has launched a virtual Connecticut Building experience online. Several Connecticut Building vendors are offering special discounts for…

  • Big E September 15, 2020 2:03 pm

    Big E Food-To-Go Drive-Thru to Continue

    The 2020 Big E is canceled, but you can still get the food that you crave when you go to the fair. The Big E Food-To-Go Drive Thru is coming back later this month and in October. It will happen between Sept. 22 and 27; Sept. 29 to Oct. 4; Oct. 6 through 11; and Oct. 13 through 18. There…

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  • Hebron July 4, 2020 11:08 am

    Hebron Fair Drive-Thru Festival

    The Hebron Fair is nothing like we’re use but people can come and enjoy some fair favorites today as they host a drive-thru food festival.

  • The Big E June 16, 2020 2:51 pm

    Big E to Host Special Fair Foods Drive-Thru Event on June 27 & 28

    Fans of fair food at the Big E, like its cream puffs, will be able to enjoy a special drive-through food event on June 27 and June 28, the Eastern States Exposition announced Tuesday. Visitors will be able to enjoy food from 11 of the fair’s popular food vendors. The event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, June 27…

  • Big E December 18, 2019 7:52 am

    10,000 Maniacs to Perform at the Big E

    “These Are Days” to start planning your trip to the Big E. The band 10,000 Maniacs will perform this year. The rock band known for hits, including “What’s the Matter Here,” “Because the Night” and many others, will perform on The Big E’s Court of Honor Stage at 8 p.m. on Sept. 27. The show is free with Big E…

  • NBCUniversal Inc. September 13, 2019 12:23 pm

    CT LIVE!: Daym Drops and Taylor Try The Big E's New Foods Part 1

    The Big E 2019 runs from September 13 – 29.

  • NBCUniversal Inc. September 13, 2019 12:24 pm

    CT LIVE!: Daym Drops and Taylor Try The Big E's New Foods Part 2

    The Big E 2019 runs from September 13 – 29.

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