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The Big E

1305 Memorial Ave, West Springfield, MA 01089-3578
+1 413-737-2443
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New England's Premiere Fair

Over 1.3 million visitor's yearly for its 17 day run. Great crafts, animal shows, equestrian... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2016
The Big E is a tradition in our family

For so many reasons we always attend the big e --- For food, entertainment, to spend time with... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2016
sheila s
West Springfield, Massachusetts
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  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
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1305 Memorial Ave, West Springfield, MA 01089-3578
+1 413-737-2443
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

Over 1.3 million visitor's yearly for its 17 day run. Great crafts, animal shows, equestrian events, amusement park rides and midway plus outstanding food for everyone. Especially low the New England state houses where you can sample Vermont Cheddars, Massachusetts clam fritters, Maine baked potatoes,...More

Thank 674earleh
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

For so many reasons we always attend the big e --- For food, entertainment, to spend time with other family members - we would not miss it We often visit several times during the run of the fair But usually try to avoid the most...More

Thank sheila s
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Definitely will break the bank,prices outrageous especially for kids to ride the rides. Overall staff was pleasant. The bathrooms could use a make over and the grounds was a little dirty. Not bad but not good either

Thank chrismulliganli
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

The food and people were good. I might go next year and take some friends. The experience was nice. Very nice festival to attend

Thank Djscottyboy1023
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We went with a friend of ours and we all felt that for the 100 anniversary things would have been a bit more exciting. We got discount tickets at Big Y which helped, but when you add in the $10 parking fee it's not a...More

Thank Susan L
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

I've been going since I was a kid and look forward to it every year, as do my kids now. In some ways it has changed (Midway is a bit less scruffy, more international food options, more hot tubs for sale) but some things remain...More

Thank cyclone411
Reviewed 7 October 2016

There is no shortage of fun and creative food here ... or cheese for that matter! Everything we tried was delicious (bacon peanut butter pizza - weird, but it works, turducken sandwich with homemade chips, bacon mac n cheese balls, bacon cheeseburger w/ glazed donut...More

Thank cait984
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

We attended the Big E in September while visiting family up in Chicopee Massachusetts. I was definitely impressed with all the different booze and attractions they had to offer. We got to see the Budweiser Clydesdale team going through town square and one of the...More

Thank Denise N
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

The state houses, parades, midway, fair food, shows, concerts and vendors are out of this world. I have gone every year with my family since I was a child. It reminds me of the World Fairs back in the day. There is a house for...More

1  Thank Jetaa83
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Always a great time at the Big E but I really thought for the 100th anniversary there would be more excitement. Thanks goes to Grand Ville Cheese for the best mac and cheese ever. Thanks goes to Millies for the best pierogies, best dogs and...More

Thank miteydog90
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Which is better, The Big E or the Topsfield Fair?
6 September 2016|
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Response from treesofmytime | Reviewed this property |
Hands down the BIG-E!!!! Topsfield is in a whole different category! Fun, but no comparison!
Local Hotels
23 August 2016|
Response from KPJP14 | Reviewed this property |
Then Sheraton and Marriott in Springfield are a mile away from the fairgrounds. More reasonable priced hotels are in West Springfield off of Route 5 (Hampton Inn, Quality Inn, etc.) which is only 5 mins north of the Fair... More
Where are the nearest hotels in the area
23 August 2016|
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Response from Marisol B | Reviewed this property |
west sprinfield which is about 10 min away by car.