Experiencing The Big E

Have you ever been to the Big E? This year the Big E is being held in West Springfield, MA from September 13th to the 29th. There are lots of different things to explore there.

This year, one of its greatest draws would be the food. There is so much to choose from and many of the Big E’s millions of visitors all have their favorites, whether its the turkey legs, the baked stuffed Maine potatoes, the French beignets, or the fair’s signature cream puffs. Also check out the Big E-Z Cafe, with lots of waistband expanding goodies of all sorts. This includes the Craz-E breakfast sandwich featuring two eggs on a glazed donut with a choice of a sausage patty, bacon, or both! (can you imagine how many calories are in that?) Another Big-E delicacy  is the Chocolate Baconana, created by chef Mary Ann Brick of the Veggie Patch.  It is a frozen banana on a stick, dipped in chocolate, and rolled in real bacon. To me, some of that doesn’t exactly sound very satisfying, but thats what the people like. So if you ever check out the Big-E, be sure to try all kinds of different foods, you never know what you might like there.. I surely don’t.

One other thing that attracts people to coming is the huge amount of entertainment provided at the Big-E. Seriously, you will never run out of stuff to do. Whether you check out one if the concerts featuring Today’s hottest singers, or experience the amazing Mardi Gras Parade, there is entertainment for all ages… or so I’ve heard. If you want to see top-name talent, then visit the Xfinity Arena near the site of the fair’s concerts. The Arena seats over 6000 people, so don’t worry about getting your tickets on time. So thats most of the entertainment at the Big-E, but if you visit, you’ll probably discover much more fun things to do there.

~Rachel Mola