Last year was my first time going to the Big E. It is perfect for all ages. The variety of food is insane! We must have tried at least a few dozen different foods and drinks at the fair, not to mention all the stuff we took home with us. The cream puffs are famous for a reason. Make sure you check out all the state houses. There are lots of food stalls and vendors in the 5 houses. They have great exhibitions and markets throughout the fairgrounds. The circus is absolutely amazing. There are plenty of bathroom facilities everywhere, and they are clean. We didn't try the rides, but since I plan on going back every year from now on, I'll give the rides a try next time. The entry fee is pretty reasonable for the amount of activities and shows during the fair. Can't wait until the fall to go back this year.