The Big E


The Big E is America’s Premier Exposition and the world’s only multi-state fair, representing all six New England states. We host more than a million guests for 17 days each September. The Big E is one the top 10 fairs in North America based on attendance.

Eastern States Exposition’s signature event features concerts, unique foods, the finest and most competitive livestock shows in North America, horse shows, shopping, rides, a circus, the Avenue of States and Storrowton Village Museum.

With 107 years of history, The Big E has become a New England experience like none other.


Eastern States Exposition is a not-for-profit corporation committed to excellence in providing year-round opportunities for the development and promotion of agriculture, education, industry and family entertainment while preserving our New England heritage.

Agriculture at The Big E

"I extend my heartfelt gratitude to each of you for your unwavering support and partnership of the 2023 Big E, where your commitment overcame challenges, including an unseasonable amount of rain in the 17 days of the Fair. Together, we created a memorable experience for 1,427,234 attendees, welcomed 38 new vendors, hosted 537 performances and elevated our programming significantly. Your pivotal role in our collective success fills me with gratitude, and I am confident our partnership will continue to be the driving force behind our future success,"

Eugene J. Cassidy, President and CEO

Sustainability Snapshot

Year after year, The Big E consistently stands as a sought-after destination for our fairgoers, showcasing an unwavering commitment to excellence and innovation. Our dedication to providing a captivating and engaging experience ensures that each year the Fair surpasses expectations, solidifying The Big E as a premier exposition that remains a long-standing tradition for our attendees.

Demographic & geographic Data

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2023 Social Snapshot

According to Agorapulse, content on The Big E’s Facebook from Sept. 15 - Oct. 1 generated 19,961,842 impressions and the public engaged with our content 536,633 times. Content on The Big E’s Instagram generated 4,860,236 impressions and the public engaged with our content 85,089 times.

The Big E website generated 4,216,358 site visits from Sept. 15 - Oct. 1 and 5,555,524 during September.

Big Coverage!

The Big E, a cultural phenomenon, attracts media attention from multiple states, becoming a sought-after subject for journalists and influencers alike. Its unique blend of tradition and innovation makes it a captivating destination. Social media influencers actively seek out The Big E, not only attending but promoting the Fair to their vast audiences. The event's cross-media appeal solidifies its status as a desired and iconic experience.

68 Different Media Outlets Came to The Big E in 2023

New York Times - Llamas steal the show at The Big E

Seattle Times - Llama craze at The Big E

Fox 61 - Daym Drops judges Food Contest at The Big E

Boston 25 - The Big E is back: Food and Fun