DECD: Exhibit At The 2012 Big E!


Exhibit at the Connecticut Building at the 2014 Big E!


The Big E, also known as The Eastern States Exposition, is billed as “New England’s Great State Fair”.  It is the largest agricultural event on the eastern seaboard and the sixth largest fair in the nation. In 2013, the Big E set an all-time record attendance with over 1.4 million visitors.

One of the most popular attractions at the Big E is the Avenue of States which is inclusive of all six of the New England States: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.  The goal of the Connecticut Building at the Big E is to promote the State’s agriculture and natural resources; Connecticut-based industry; tourism and culture; and to celebrate the talent, skill and innovation of Connecticut artists, craftspeople, agricultural producers and manufacturers.  In 2013, almost 1.2 million people visited the Connecticut Building, proving it is a tremendous opportunity to promote Connecticut-based companies, unique Connecticut-made merchandise and services. 


The 2014 Big E is scheduled for:

September 12 – 28, 2014


The Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) is committed to offering Connecticut businesses and non-profit organizations the opportunity to exhibit at the Connecticut Building.   Only companies headquartered in Connecticut and/or items produced, grown, crafted, manufactured or significantly altered in Connecticut may be sold in the Connecticut Building. 


 Photos from the 2013 Big E are available for viewing

Interested parties should review the Exhibition Opportunities, floor plan , and submit a completed application on or before Tuesday, April 1, 2014 to:

Rhonda F. Olisky
Eastern States Exposition Connecticut Building
Department of Economic and Community Development 
One Constitution Plaza, 2nd Floor, Hartford, CT 06103

Fax: 860-270-8077

For further information, please contact:
Rhonda F. Olisky at 860-256-2752 or via email at
Rosemary Bove at 860-256-2725 or via email at