We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Big E

1305 Memorial Ave, West Springfield, MA 01089-3578
+1 413-737-2443
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Year round fun for all.

The Big E has events all year with the biggest being in the September for its big yearly fair... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2015
WhoFive
,
Easthampton, Massachusetts
A great place to spend a day.See farm animals,old new england state houses and crafts galore.

Had a great deal of fun walking around,seeing exhibits,animals and crafts,Love to see farm animals... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2015
Maureen M
,
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Read all 492 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
Closed
All hours
Hours Today: Closed
LOCATION
1305 Memorial Ave, West Springfield, MA 01089-3578
CONTACT
Website
+1 413-737-2443
Write a Review
Reviews (492)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

171 - 180 of 492 reviews

Reviewed 9 September 2015

The Big E has events all year with the biggest being in the September for its big yearly fair. This includes a circus. farm animals and contests. It well know entertainment of all kinds. There is a arts and craft area with many people selling...More

Thank WhoFive
Reviewed 2 September 2015

Had a great deal of fun walking around,seeing exhibits,animals and crafts,Love to see farm animals and chics hatching.Really enjoy the IRISH AREA.Has petting zoo.Great food,cream puffs,apple pie,baked potatoes.Love it/

1  Thank Maureen M
Reviewed 2 September 2015

welcome to one of the biggest state fairs in the whole USA,taste the products of new england from cheese,nuts candy,maple syrup products,fried foods

Thank gacp130
Reviewed 31 August 2015

This place is awesome! I discovered the Big E when I was in college, and moved down to MA. Everyone kept on talking about the best fair ever. In September, when it rolled around, I discovered what the hype was all about. First all- it...More

1  Thank Lauren C
Reviewed 25 August 2015

Tons of great food, local New England crafts and animals for petting! Happens 3 weekends a year, weekends are very busy, I recommend going after school or work. You can find cheap parking down the side streets for between $3-$10.

2  Thank PirateJen123
Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

The best part about going to the BIG E is the state houses. In the state houses, you learn about each state and get to taste and see what each state is all about. Vendors as well as tourism booths are set up to provide...More

Thank Nelson5454
Reviewed 14 August 2015

it is fabulous..Mr Cassidy does a great job!!! thank God we have it in our area We so very much need this

Thank James T
Reviewed 13 August 2015

I started attending "The Big E" when it was known as The Eastern States Exposition back in the late 1950's(I was in first grade)! It was an annual excursion that I attended with my family until I had a family of my own. Then we...More

Thank GlamourMom
Reviewed 13 August 2015

If you are a local, The Big E is one of those places you either absolutely love, or you avoid like the plague when it is going on. I have always been in the absolutely love category. After you have been at least once a...More

Thank GoneTravelin07
Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

There is always something new at the Big E and also the usual a we love to see. Great music. Great food options. Cream puffs are to die for.

Thank sheilawarren
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
The Federal Restaurant & Bar
207 reviews
1.05 km away
Lattitude
231 reviews
.23 km away
Main Street Deli
26 reviews
.63 km away
Memo's Restaurant & Catering
97 reviews
.22 km away
Nearby Attractions
Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden
324 reviews
3.01 km away
Majestic Theatre
40 reviews
1.76 km away
Springfield Museums
333 reviews
3.00 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
getready2016
Which is better, The Big E or the Topsfield Fair?
6 September 2016|
Answer Show all 5 answers
Response from treesofmytime | Reviewed this property |
Hands down the BIG-E!!!! Topsfield is in a whole different category! Fun, but no comparison!
0
Votes
Ginna65
Local Hotels
23 August 2016|
Answer
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
0
Votes
Ginna65
Where are the nearest hotels in the area
23 August 2016|
Answer Show all 3 answers
Response from Marisol B | Reviewed this property |
west sprinfield which is about 10 min away by car.
0
Votes