New England's BIGGEST fair, The Big E would've been happening September 18 through October 4, 2020 but has been canceled due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Even though the fair is no longer happening, there are actually a few ways that you can enjoy your favorite foods and still support local vendors!
Eastern States Farmers Market
Eastern States Exposition has joined the Victory Cheese movement to help dairy farmers and artisan cheesemakers increase sales and market their products. They've opened up the Eastern States Farmers Market to offer cheeses, jellies, jams, crackers and other New England products directly to consumers through our curbside pickup service. Learn more here.
The Big E Bakery
Chaz The Cream Puff Man may have to sit this year out but, The Big E Bakery is open Fridays + Saturdays 12-5pm and Sundays 11am-5pm.
They are serving up all of your favorite Cream Puffs and Eclairs. You will need to place your order ahead of time and you can pick up on The Big E Fairgrounds.
Click here to learn more.
New England Craft Pub at The Log Cabin (Holyoke)
Get Big E-inspired foods — like the famous Turducken Sandwich, Mick’s Irish Nachos, The Log Cabin’s signature Chicken Pot Pie and the amazing Big E Cream Puffs — plus over a dozen regional beers and ciders on tap and weather-permitting outdoor live entertainment. Open Thursdays-Sundays through October 4. Learn more here.
Sam Adams Bistro
Enjoy good eats, brews and live music Thursdays-Saturdays 4-9pm on The Big E Fairgrounds. Learn more here.
Storrowton Ghost Tours
Do ghosts live at Storrowton? Find out about the paranormal investigations that took place in the Village then take a guided tour of the museum buildings. Learn more here.
Gather with friends at Storrowton Tavern, an authentic New England tavern turned upscale restaurant serving New England fare and continental cuisine. Comprised of two antique buildings, the tavern is nestled in the historic setting of Storrowton Village Museum on the grounds of Eastern States Exposition. Learn more here.
Storrowton Village Museum Tours
Learn about the history of New England and Storrowton Village on a visit to their museum! Take a guided tour on Tuesdays to Saturdays at 11am or 1pm.
Learn more here.
Last but not least, there is even a online Merch store!
Shop at www.thebige.com/merch
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