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The Big E 2017 sets new attendance record

Oct 2 2017
WEST SPRINGFIELD — A record number of fairgoers turned out for The Big E in West Springfield this year.
According to the Eastern States Exposition, The Big E welcomed 1,525,553 in the past 17-days. The previous record of 1,498,605, was set in 2014.
“I am humbled to see the incredible support [continue reading]

Best Of Mass Big E: Top Five new foods announced, judging takes place Wednesday

Sep 27 2017
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Preparing for one last weekend at The Big E? MassLive readers whittled down The Big E’s list of new food in the Best Of Mass voting round . Now it is time to use your suggestions to name the best food at the fair.
Since the top [continue reading]

The Big E 2017 readies for start of 101st season on Friday

Sep 12 2017
The Big E runs Sept. 15 through Oct. 1.
Ask Gene Cassidy, president of the Eastern States Exposition, what makes him smile about the 101 st edition of The Big E opening on Sept. 15, and he’ll tell you “plenty.”
“We have a tremendous lineup of musical acts this year, [continue reading]

West Side’s Taste of the Valley preview showcases August event (photos, video)

Jul 26 2017
Presented by the West Springfield Rotary Club and the Town of West Springfield, the giant party is expected to draw upwards of 30,000 people.
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WEST SPRINGFIELD — How does grilled pork on a stick sound? Or maybe chicken curry and arancini? What about a sun-dried tomato sausage grinder?
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Hampden County 4-H and Youth Fair set for Saturday

Jul 20 2017
The event – which encourages youngsters to watch 4-H members compete and participate in activities of their own – will be held on the grounds of the Eastern States Exposition beginning at 8:30 a.m.
Kids who have never grown their own garden, raised an animal, or made their own clothing will be introduced to [continue reading]

Made in Massachusetts Festival showcases more than 30 locally owned and operated Massachusetts businesses

Jul 8 2017
Despite Saturday’s rainy weather the Made in Massachusetts Festival attracted hundreds of people to celebrate more than 30 companies local to Massachusetts.
Sponsored by different 16 companies the event welcomed hundreds to shop, dance and drink while learning about small, local businesses in the Massachusetts area.
Tickets were $20 at the door and [continue reading]

Storrowton Village decks the halls for the holidays

Dec 1 2016
Holiday events will be held on Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m
It’s that time of year again when  Storrowton Village spruces up their authentic 19th century village for the holidays.
Yuletide at Storrowton – a free winter festival which brings the community together to celebrate the holidays with traditional [continue reading]

New England Fiber Festival

Oct 31 2016
The event takes place on Saturday and Sunday.
The 7th annual Fiber Festival of New England celebrates crafts and the industry this weekend at the grounds of the Eastern States Exposition.
The event – co-produced by the Eastern States Exposition and the New England Sheep and Wool Growers Association – [continue reading]

Food truck and vendor line up for West Springfield’s ‘Taste of the Valley’ on August 11-14

Jul 27 2016
Many options, from healthy to deep-fried, will be offered by the restaurants, concessions and food trucks participating in the event.
The 2016 “Taste of the Valley” will take place August 11-14 on the Park Street Town Common in West Springfield. Over a dozen restaurants, concessions and food trucks will participate in the event. See the menus below [continue reading]

Big E party counts down 100 days to centennial celebration (photos)

Jun 8 2016
The 100th edition of The Big E begins on Sept. 16.
WEST SPRINGFIELD – Nobody throws a party like The Big E , and Wednesday night’s preview to the fair’s centennial was no exception.
The party began a countdown of 100 days, when the 100th anniversary celebration will be underway during [continue reading]

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