DOAG: Big E CT Building

Connecticut Building at the Eastern States Exposition

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The Big E is an annual event that takes place in West Springfield, MA, during the month of September. The Big E attracted 1,418,042 visitors in 2016, with attendance of 65,781 on Connecticut Day.


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One of the most popular attractions at the Big E is

the Avenue of States, which includes all six New England States (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont). The Connecticut Building offers a unique opportunity for agricultural businesses, non-profits, and other entities with an agricultural mission to showcase the diversity of Connecticut agriculture. In 2016, over 1,100,000 people visited the Connecticut Building, proving to be a tremendous venue for showcasing Connecticut based companies and Connecticut made merchandise and services.


The 2017 Big E is scheduled for:

September 15  October 1, 2017

Connecticut Day will take place on Wednesday, September 20, 2017.


Interested in being part of this great event? Exhibit with us!

The Connecticut Department of Agriculture (DoAg) is accepting vendor applications for the agriculture booth spaces in the Connecticut Building with the purpose of providing Connecticut farms, small agricultural businesses, and agricultural non-profit organizations the opportunity to market and promote their products and/or service.


The Connecticut Department of Agriculture invites Connecticut businesses and organizations to apply for exhibit space. Contact us for more information on how to be part of this event or view the application materials below.

Thank you for your interest in representing Connecticut agriculture at this event. Please call 860-713-2503 or e-mail to receive more application or participation information.  For more information on the Big E, visit: