Big E Opens Friday With Eye On Next Year's Centennial

Sep 16, 2015

Attendance over 1 million people in each of the last six years has made the Big E in West Springfield, Ma. one of the biggest annual agricultural fairs in North America.
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The 5th largest fair in North America opens its gates to the public this Friday morning in western Massachusetts.  The Eastern States Exposition, the Big E, is counting down to its centennial year in 2016.  The Big E has experienced record-setting attendance during its 17-day annual run since Gene Cassidy became president of the Eastern States Exposition in 2012.  WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Cassidy at the fairgrounds in West Springfield.