Big E


The Big E Adds Pierogi Sundaes, Bacon Mac & Cheese Bites, Poutine

The blueberry pierogi sundae, one of the Big E's new foods for 2016, started as an unlikely casual snack and became a partnership between two longtime vendors. The owners of Chicopee, Mass.- based Millie's Pierogi would put their blueberry-filled Polish dumplings in a cup and head over to Joe Deedy's...

A Century Of Wild And Wacky Food

When 1920s-era Eastern States Exposition fairgoers got a first glimpse of fried chicken, thanks to a demonstration by a 4-H delegation, they likely didn't foresee future generations frying everything from candy bars to peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to macaroni and cheese.More

  • The Scenes Of The Big E's Opening Day 2016

    Scenes From Opening Day 2016

    The rides! The livestock! The greasy fair food! The Big E kicked off its 100th year with all of the favorites, plus some new soon-to-be favorites (spoiler alert: there's beer in a boot!). 

  • Buy Ahead To Save At The Big E

    Buy Ahead To Save

    The Big E, with its entertainment, midway rides and exhibits, is fried-food-on-a-stick fun.

  • Drinking Your Way Through The Big E

    Drinking Your Way Through The Big E

    With rides, games and junk food, it's easy to feel like a kid all over again at the Big E. But when you're over 21, you have the added bonus of enjoying adult beverages as part of the fun. We sipped our way through New England's biggest fair to find you the best drink options, from craft beer to...

  • Healthy Foods Served At The Big E

    Healthy Foods Served At The Big E

    The Big E may be best known for its deep-fried goodies and calorie counting, but there are also some healthy and diet-friendly options at the annual exposition.