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Address: 1305 Memorial Avenue, West Springfield, MA 01089
Phone Number: (413) 737-2443
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Prepare to sit in traffic if you go in September

Something is always going on here. I've gone to home shows, craft shows, and dog shows. But there's something for every enthusiast almost every weekend. *I won't go to The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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West Springfield, MA
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West Springfield, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Something is always going on here. I've gone to home shows, craft shows, and dog shows. But there's something for every enthusiast almost every weekend. *I won't go to The Big E during their hugest event in September due to the crowds and fear of fried Oreos/pickles/Milky Ways. But that's me and people love the fair. I guess it's a... More 

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Kent, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I have been going to the Big E for over 60 years. I still like the old name, Eastern States Exposition! Love the State Buildings and all of the sights, sounds, and aromas throughout the grounds. Definitely has something for everyone.

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Staten Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Great place for dog shows. Love the fact that it is one of the few indoor shows in the summer which of course makes it more comfortable for dogs and people. Easy to get to and numerous shows there throughout the year.

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Vero Beach
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Just going to the 5state exhibits is enough for me. Sampling the food they're famous for is a treat. Lines can be long but they move fast. Lots of walking but plenty too see and do, just like a local state fair but on a huge scale. You need all day to see it all. It's worth the return trip.

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South Windsor, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We used to go to this event yearly, but it became a lot of the same year after year. The ride area is too expensive (both the actual rides and the "games"), and it seems to be more about merchandise booths than it was in the past. However, I still find the crafts and the home show buildings interesting, and... More 

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Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Old stadium but comfortable. It's a great place to watch demonstrations and shows during the large equine affair there every year.

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Hampden, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

My friend went last year and had a ball. There is plenty to do for all ages and great for kids and seniors. Being disabled there is a vender who rents scooters and is great for elderly and disabled persons. I think it would benefit the Big E to offer these rentals for all events they have there. I know... More 

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Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

6 states get together for one big state fair here every fall. amazing that so many people don't know about the fair, but we locals go back every year. the food, the animals, the atmosphere, the circus: all together mark the start of our fall season. locals argue about which building has the best food, which stands have the best... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Business trip to exhibit our product - EASTEC tradeshow was well attended and produced very good leads for us.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 via mobile

The Big E is a great event for all ages, and is a family tradition for us. I went a child with my parents and have continued the tradition taking my family every year.

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Additional Information about The Big E

Address: 1305 Memorial Avenue, West Springfield, MA 01089
Phone Number: (413) 737-2443
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  West Springfield
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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