10 Big E Events You Won't Want to Miss!


Number 1:

Stroll the avenue of the states

Take a step inside and immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and tastes of quintessential New England. See berries straight from the bog in Massachusetts, one of the few places on earth where cranberries grow! Enjoy the ever-popular Maine baked potato with a dollop of sour cream and other tasty toppings. Shop for a wide array of local products stocked at the Connecticut General Store. Have a glass of cool, crisp New Hampshire apple cider. Browse fine Rhode Island jewelry. Bring home a block of zesty Vermont cheddar cheese.

Number 2:

Take a ride on the yellow slide

The Giant Slide made its debut at The Big E in 1968. Only 30 slides were built and there is a sister slide at the Minnesota State Fair!

Number 3:

Get your Maine potato!

Baked potato sales were up approximately 4,211 potatoes from last year, with a total of 65,672 potatoes sold, according to figures supplied by the Maine Potato Board.

Number 4:

See the Clydesdale Horses

The famous bay-colored, white-legged horses many people know from commercials will participate in the daily 5 p.m. parade during the Big E’s 17-day run. The Clydesdales are on an every-other-year rotation to appear at the Big E.

Number 5:

Take in a concert!!

Some of the biggest names from the past and present, as well as those on their way to the top, have played before crowds at The Big E. From legendary entertainers, like Bob Hope, Roy Rogers and Liberace, to the musical talents of Johnny Cash, Beyoncé and Destiny’s Child, Reba and Blake Shelton, the Fair has been the venue to introduce these icons.

Number 6:

Stand to the side and watch the parade go by!!

Line the route and enjoy the procession of High School Marching Bands, specialty floats, antique vehicles and more. See the magnificent Hallamore Clydesdales and Commerford Pony Hitch, try your luck at catching a few beads from the Mardi Gras revelers and dance to rockin’ tunes.

Number 7:

Check out the Vista Home Improvement Specials

While you are visiting the Big E make sure you stop by the Vista Home Improvement  booth to take advantage of our great deals. We are located right inside the Better Living Center, door 1!

Number 8:

Visit the Storrowton Village Museum

Storrowton Village Museum is a reconstructed village of nine authentic 18th and 19th century buildings from Massachusetts and New Hampshire, assembled around a traditional town green. Located on the grounds of Eastern States Exposition and The Big E, we offer hands-on educational programs and guided tours to share the history and traditions of New England to audiences of all ages.

Number 9:

Check out this years Butter Sculpture

Each year, hundreds of pounds of butter are plastered on wire frames to create a sculpture made entirely from butter. In fact, over 600 pounds of butter, donated by Agrimark/Cabot Creamery, are used for the creations. This work all takes place in a specially designed cooler located under the Mallary Rotunda during The Big E and is sponsored by the Massachusetts Dairy Promotion Board.

Number 10:

Ride on rides at Midway

Defy gravity on Speed, the Matterhorn, and the Ring of Fire. Soar through the air on the Star Dancer, get whipped around on 1001 Nachts, or get dizzy in delight on the Starship 4000!


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