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The Big E is officially BACK in person for 2021!

I grew up going since I'm from Western Mass... and no doubt this is awesome news.

Photo: iHeartMedia Springfield



Eastern States Exposition (ESE) is thrilled to announce that The Big E is Back!

ESE President Gene Cassidy, and West Springfield Mayor Will Reichelt met with media Tuesday, June 15 to officially announce the opening of the 105th edition of The Big E, September 17- October 3.

Cassidy said, “It’s a good day! We have long awaited the opportunity to make this announcement and have been working diligently on our program. Preparations are underway as we look forward to welcoming everyone back to our beloved Big E.”

Mayor Reichelt said, “The Big E is a West Springfield institution and we welcome all of New England to our Town in September. We have appreciated ESE’s transparency and communication through this process as well as their assistance in providing a location for the West of the River Regional Vaccine Center. Personally I can’t wait to get back to The Big E!”

Cassidy added, “Our thanks go out to Mass. Governor Charlie Baker, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, Mayor Reichelt and a special thank you to West Springfield’s Director of Public Health Jeanne Galloway, who has been working closely with us as we all navigated the many phases of the Massachusetts re-opening process.”

Today also marks the end of the Massachusetts State of Emergency Order.

“Big is Back” is the theme of this year’s Fair.Currently the fifth largest fair in North America, The Big E will debut some BIG surprises this year including The Super Wheel, a 150 ft. high Ferris wheel with 36 climate-controlled gondolas that seat up to six people. It will be located between the Better Living Center and the Gate 5 entrance.

Music fans will enjoy top-name concerts at The Big E Arena, sponsored by Truly Hard Seltzer. Guests will be able to visit the Avenue of States, Storrowton Village Museum, shop, eat iconic fair foods, watch the new Big Parade, ride the rides and much more.

Look to our website and social media for announcements as information becomes available. Advance discount tickets to the 2021 Big E are on sale now online at or at The Big E Box Office.

Eastern States Exposition, home of The Big E, follows COVID-19 regulations required by theCommonwealthofMassachusettsandTownofWestSpringfield now and will continue to do so during The Big E.

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