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“It's fall in New England”
Review of The Big E

The Big E
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Boston, Massachusetts
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44 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“It's fall in New England”
Reviewed April 24, 2013

The Big E is big, loud, tacky, a little smelly (farm animals) and fantastic. Check out the livestock barns, watch a tractor pull or a piglet race. Afterwards, go to visit the houses that feature food and goods from each New England. The clam cakes from RI and the loaded potatoes from ME. There is a midway and lots of fair food (fried oreos, fried dough, fried anything ...) Make sure to get the Big E Cream Puff. you'll hate yourself the next day, but you got to go once

Visited September 2012
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39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Fried food paradise!”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

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.

Visited September 2012
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Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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“Definitely worth going once!”
Reviewed April 4, 2013

Good ol' fashioned fair. Lots to do. Lots of fried things to eat. You couldn't possibly do everything there in one trip I think thats part of what is cool about it. The only negative were the sad bears in the truck... Bears should never be in a truck...

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Boston, Massachusetts
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31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Eh - great if you're in the area!”
Reviewed March 20, 2013

I wouldn't make it an annual event - just so so. Very crowded, parking is a major issue. Visitors seemed to be at their witts end, too - making for a very rude experience. It is what it is - a freakin' county fair. Do go expecting a lot- you won't get it. Then you won't be dissapointed.

Visited September 2012
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“We go every year!”
Reviewed March 5, 2013

A favorite for all the animal events - we love the horse pulling contests. Great for people watching, and overall just fun to walk around.

Visited October 2012
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