Do you sometimes feel like you just need to go somewhere? A place where you can let your hair down, eat all you can and kick up your heels? You can do all these at the Big E!
What’s the Big E?
The Big E, also known as the Eastern States Exposition is New England’s largest fair. There are six participating states: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
It only means two things – food and fun! So, my husband and I joined a bus tour from Albany, NY to the Big E in West Springfield, Massachusetts.
1. Avenue of States
There are so many things to do at the Big E, but the Avenue of States is my favorite attraction. Why? Imagine six states – six buildings filled with various exhibits, food, and drinks. Just a few feet away, you’ll experience the uniqueness of each place!
My hubby and I are foodies, so we felt like we were in food heaven.
2. Rides, Shows and More
You’ll never get bored with the different rides and shows. One of my favorites was the Horse Show at the Coliseum. The equestrians and horses were simply amazing!
If you ever get hungry while walking around the 175 acres of fairgrounds, don’t despair. There’s more food on every corner!
3. Grande Mardi Gras Parade
The Grande Mardi Gras Parade started at around 5 pm. We watched the parade of marching bands, street performers, and floats.
Beads were thrown from the Mardi Gras floats and I was so happy when I caught my first bead necklace! My husband grabbed a few more, and I felt like I won a big prize when he gave me the beads. You can get these beads from any dollar store, but I wasn’t expecting him to catch necklaces for me – that to me is priceless!
We went home tired, but happy. We both had a great time at the Big E!
Do you like going to fairs? What’s your favorite attraction? Any favorite fair food? Please share in the comments below. I’d love to hear from you!
Note: The next Big E will be on September 14 – 30, 2018. If you’re planning to check out this event, you can find more info here.