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The 2019 Big E Schedule + Connecticut Day Events

September 13, 2019 - September 29, 2019

The 2019 Big E Schedule + Connecticut Day Events

The Big E is coming to Springfield, Massachusetts September 14 through September 30, 2019. The Big E, also known as The Eastern States Exposition, is know as “New England’s Great State Fair”. It is the largest agricultural event on the eastern seaboard and the seventh-largest fair in the nation. The Big E features everything from a daily Mardi Gras parade to car shows, XFinity Arena concerts, Big 5K race, and even a Monster Truck rides. More than a million people from across New England come together in West Springfield, Massachusetts for 17 days of music, crafts and food.

The Big E will be held September 13-29, 2019


Gates: 8am

The Big E Bakery: 9am – 10:30pm (Fridays & Saturdays to 11pm)

Buildings and Craft Common: 10am – 10pm (Saturdays to 11pm)

Avenue of States and Storrowton Village Museum & Shops: 10am – 9pm

Midway: Sunday-Thursday, 11am – 10pm; Friday-Saturday, 10am – 11pm

2019 Special & State Days

Friday, Sept. 13 – Be A Kid For A Day & Military Appreciation Day sponsored by VA New England Healthcare
Saturday, Sept. 14 – Maine Day & 4-H/FFA Day
Sunday, Sept. 15 – Storrowton Day & Chalice of Salvation Sunday
Monday, Sept. 16 – Salute to West Springfield
Tuesday, Sept. 17 – Rhode Island Day & Salute to Holyoke
Wednesday, Sept. 18 – Connecticut Day
Thursday, Sept. 19 – Massachusetts Day
Friday, Sept. 20 – New Hampshire Day
Saturday, Sept. 21 – Vermont Day
Sunday, Sept. 22 – Grange Day & Chocolate Milk Day
Monday, Sept. 23 – Salute to Springfield
Tuesday, Sept. 24 – Salute to Chicopee, sponsored by Westfield Bank
Wednesday, Sept. 25 – Salute to Agawam
Thursday, Sept. 26 – Salute to Westfield, sponsored by Westfield Bank
Friday, Sept. 27 – Harvest New England Day
Saturday, Sept. 28 – Junior Achievement Day
Sunday, Sept. 29 – Salute to Special Olympics

Car Shows

The event, free with Fair admission, celebrates automotive history by sharing the unique recounts of car collectors and the untold stories behind the rare vehicles. Collector Car Live features an elite, hand-selected lineup of rare vehicles dating from the Brass Era to today’s exotics. Show hosts and automotive experts, Brewer and Carini, will uncover the lesser known histories behind the vehicles, and give the car owner a chance to step into the spotlight.

The day kicks off at 9am with the Parade of CarsThe featured show vehicles will travel from The Big E Arena, sponsored by MGM Springfield, down the Avenue of States to Hampden Avenue and will park at the new show site at the Court of Honor – the heart of the fairgrounds. Following the show, audience members have an opportunity to get the 2019 Collector Car Live commemorative poster and meet hosts for photos and autographs.

The Big E’s specialty automotive attractions also include expanded programming on the Avenue of States with the Avenue Car Show Series, select dates, 9am-4pm. Following the conclusion of each show, fairgoers will have the opportunity to catch some of the vehicles in motion in The Big E Daily Parade at 5pm. DJ Bruce Marshall, of The Valley’s Classic Hits 97.7FM and 1260AM, will be onsite at each event spinning hits of the 50s, 60s and 70s.

The Avenue Car Show Series

Sept. 14 – Connecticut Valley Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America
Sept. 15 – Mustangs of Massachusetts Car Club
Sept. 18 – Model A Ford Club of Connecticut
Sept. 19 – Pioneer Valley GTO Association Club
Sept. 20 – 4 Seasons Rambler Club
Sept. 22 – Mark’s Classic Cruise Day, presented by Mark’s Auto Parts
Sept. 27 – The Car Club of New England
Sept. 28 – Corvette Club of Western Mass
Sept. 29 – Mopar Day hosted by the Car Club of New England


The Big E
1305 Memorial Ave
West Springfield, MA 01089
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