West Springfield, Massachusetts (WGGB/WSHM) – The Big E is back and another day has come to an end in West Springfield.
Western Mass News has experienced this fun firsthand since the gates opened at 8:00 on Friday morning. From food to rides to music, it was another kickoff for the book.
“I was here yesterday and saw them set up. The fair is one of my favorite places, so I’m super excited to be here on day one,” he said. said Gina Cos-Stephanie of Millbury, Massachusetts.
On Friday, the Big E gates reopened. The only thing on the agenda is to bring smiles and fun to New England, as it has done for over 100 years.
“It’s the atmosphere, it’s the experience, it’s the scenery, it’s the sound, it’s the people,” says Koss-Stephany.
Western Mass News spoke with trade fair attendees, including Cos Stephanie, who said she was a regular at the fair.
“Last year I was here 11 out of 17 days, almost every day of my life,” said Koss-Stephany.
People from near and far flocked in search of the classics
“Obviously, food needs cream puffs,” Stephanie explained.
along with some new attractions. Tim Garstka, his director of sales at Big E, told Western Mass News there are more new foods he wants to try this year.
“We’ve worked hard to get the new international food here…we’ve got bubble tea and a new wok restaurant that we pulled over from Florida,” he said. I got
About 150 musical acts are scheduled to take the stage during the fair. Ying Gravy hit the stage on Friday night. The Dropkick Murphys are in the middle of their St. Patrick’s Day celebration.
“If you love St. Patrick’s Day, this is the place for you,” Garstka explains.
The best part of Big E this year? The fair was packed and there was no mask mandate, but Big E President Jean Cassidy says everyone is together again.
“After the fog of bad times has passed this year, people are really desperate to get back to life, and trade shows are a great place to meet family and friends, and they’re here in droves,” Cassidy said. said.
A Big E official told Western Mass News that people attended the opening day. That’s a lot of cream puffs. If you’re interested in a fair Saturday checkout, gates open at 8am. Be sure to follow Western Mass News for the latest Big E coverage.
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