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Eastern States Exposition

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1305 Memorial Avenue
West Springfield, MA 01089
(413) 737-2443 www.easternstatesexposition.com

Eastern States Exposition, home of The Big E, has presented the finest livestock, the most innovative commercial, industrial and artistic developments, and the highest caliber of varied entertainment to the people of the Northeastern United States for more than eight decades. More than one million people now attend the 17 day Big E, an annual autumn extravaganza of entertainment, exhibits and agriculture.

DIRECTIONS & PARKING

FROM CONNECTICUT & POINTS SOUTH

Take I-91 North from Rte. 2, I-84, I95 or the Merritt Pkwy. Follow I91 North to Mass. Exit 3 to Route 5 North to Rte. 147 West (Memorial Avenue) approximately 3/4 miles to Gate 9 parking lot.

ALTERNATE ROUTES FROM CONNECTICUT & POINTS SOUTH

  • Take I-91 North to Conn. Exit 38 (Poquonock) to Rte. 75 North to Rte. 147 East. Continue approximately 1/2 mile to Gate 9 parking lot.
  • Take I-91 North to Conn. Exit 40 (Bradley Int’l. Airport) to Rte. 20 West to Rte. 75 North to Rte. 147 East. Continue approximately 1/2 mile to Gate 9 parking lot.
  • Take I-91 North to Conn. Exit 42 to Rte. 159 North to Rte. 147 East. Continue approximately 1/2 mile to Gate 9 parking lot.
  • Take I-91 North to Conn. Exit 47 West to Rte. 190 West to Rte. 159 North to Rte. 147 East. Continue approximately 1/2 mile to Gate 9 parking lot.
Year-round event parking is $5 (cash only) for non-fair shows held at Eastern States Exposition.
 
Please Note: On-street parking on Memorial Avenue and adjacent streets and in commercial lots during year-round events is STRONGLY DISCOURAGED as this impacts our neighboring residents and businesses. Access (vehicle and walk-in) is through Gates 9 and 2 (Gate 1 when open). There is no walk-in access at Gates 4 and 5. Drop offs should proceed to Gate 9. Thank you for your consideration and cooperation.

August 2019

The Big 5k Road Race & Scramble

August 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Eastern States Exposition, 1305 Memorial Avenue
West Springfield, MA 01089
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The 4th annual Big 5K Road Race and Scramble at Eastern States Exposition. Run solo, with a team or for a cause, and compete against each other for cash prizes and age division medals. The family-friendly event will also host a pint-sized Fun Run course along the Avenue of States for children 10-years-old and under. Kids race starts at 6:30pm and adult races start at 6:45pm. Line up time is 6:30pm and the race is free with the donation of a…

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September 2019

Eastern States Exposition, Sip & Slide

September 5 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Eastern States Exposition, 1305 Memorial Avenue
West Springfield, MA 01089
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Ride down Eastern States Exposition’s famous big yellow slide, all to benefit ESE’s Agri-Science programs for youth. Enjoy hearty hors d’oeuvres, wine and craft beer, live music, special giveaways and more. Food & Drink Grab a few bites with delights like Feta, Cucumber, Olive & Tomato Skewers, Baby Baked Loaded Potatoes, Chicken & Waffles with Maple Cream Sauce, Chicken Meatballs with Sweet & Spicy Chili Sauce, Pigs in a Blanket, Pulled Pork Sliders, Veggie Pizza Wedges and more! Try some…

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November 2019

Eastern States Exposition, Equine Affaire

November 7 - November 10
Eastern States Exposition, 1305 Memorial Avenue
West Springfield, MA 01089
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Great Horses and Great People Slated for the 56th Equine Affaire. So Much to Do . . . and Four Days to Do It In! Clinics, Seminars & Demonstrations: Enjoy an amazing program of more than 150 sessions including clinics on a wide variety of equestrian disciplines in three arenas presented by leading coaches, competitors, and trainers. Soak up a wealth of advice from industry experts on sessions covering the gamut of horse training, horse management, and equestrian subjects at…

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Old Deerfield, Holiday Craft Fair

November 16 - November 17
Eastern States Exposition, 1305 Memorial Avenue
West Springfield, MA 01089
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The 31st annual, award-winning event rated as the number one Holiday Craft Fair in Massachusetts by Yankee Magazine! Saturday 9-6 | Sunday 10-4 Featuring over 240 juried crafters, designers and artists! mixed media • ceramics • printmaking • live music • jewelry specialty foods • sculpture • fiber • photography • fashion woodworking • glass • leather • fine art Children can visit with Santa from 11-3 each day! Free family craft activities all weekend. $8 Adults • Children 12…

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