Directions & Parking

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Directions

From Connecticut and Points South

Take I-91 North from Rte. 2, I-84, I-95 or the Merritt Parkway — Follow I-91 North to Mass. Exit 3 to Route 5 North to Rte. 147 West, Memorial Avenue approximately 3/4 mi. to ESE’s Gate 9 parking lot.

Alternate Routes from Connecticut and Points South

  • Take I-91 North to Conn. Exit 38 (Poquonock) to Rte. 75 North to Rte. 147 East. Continue approximately 1/2 mile to ESE’s Gate 9 parking lot.
  • Take I-91 North to Conn. Exit 40 (Bradley Int’l. Airport) to Rte. 20 West to Rte. 75 North to Rte. 147 East. Continue approximately 1/2 mile to ESE’s Gate 9 parking lot.
  • Take I-91 North to Conn. Exit 42 to Rte. 159 North to Rte. 147 East. Continue approximately 1/2 mile to ESE’s Gate 9 parking lot.
  • Take I-91 North to Conn. Exit 47 West to Rte. 190 West to Rte. 159 North to Rte. 147 East. Continue approximately 1/2 mile to ESE’s Gate 9 parking lot.

From Bradley International Airport
Take Rte. 75 North to Rte. 147 East. Continue approximately 1/2 mile to ESE’s Gate 9 parking lot.

From Southwestern Connecticut
Take Rte. 10/202 North to Southwick, Mass., turning right onto Rte. 57 East (4.7 mi.) to center of Feeding Hills. Continue straight on Springfield Street to Rte. 147 East, about 2 1/2 mi. to ESE grounds. Continue � mi. to ESE’s Gate 9 parking lot.

 

From Boston and Points East

Take the Massachusetts Turnpike West to Exit 6 (Springfield). Go left at the light, following I-291 South to I-91 South (right lane) to Exit 3 and follow signs.

OR, take the Massachusetts Turnpike West to Exit 4, to Rte. 5 South to Rte. 147 West. Continue approximately 3/4 mi. to ESE’s Gate 9 parking lot.

From the Berkshires and Points West

Take the Massachusetts Turnpike East to Exit 4, to Rte. 5 South, to Rte. 147 West. Continue approximately 3/4 mi. to ESE’s Gate 9 parking lot.

From Vermont and Points North

Take I-91 South to Mass. Exit 13B, to Rte. 5 South, to Rte. 147 West. Continue approximately 3/4 mi. to ESE’s Gate 9 public parking lot.

From New York City

From New York City, take I-95 North to New Haven, Conn., travel North on I-91 and follow above directions from Connecticut and Points South. Or, follow Merritt Parkway or I-84 to I-91 North.

From Long Island

Take the Orient Point Ferry to New London, Conn. or the Port Jefferson Ferry to Bridgeport.

From New London: Follow I-95 South and from Bridgeport, follow I-95 North to New Haven and follow above directions from Connecticut and Points South.

Get Door-To-Door Directions

GPS Info
If you are attending a show/event at Eastern States Exposition (The Big E or non-Fair), use 875 Memorial Avenue, West Springfield, Mass., as your destination address (coordinates: 42 °05’38.88″N – 72 °36’42.36″W – Elev. 52′) to enter Gate 9.
For Gate 1, use 1761 Memorial Avenue as your destination address (coordinates: 42 °05’29.21″N – 72°37’28.35″W – Elev. 53′)

If you are coming to the Executive Offices of Eastern States Exposition, use 1305 Memorial Avenue, West Springfield, Mass., as your destination address (coordinates: 42 °05’34.63″N – 72 °37’09.46″W – Elev. 57′). Please note: This location has parking for Administration Building only – does not allow admission onto fairgrounds.

Storrowton Village and Tavern (Gate 2): Use 1535 Memorial Avenue as destination (coordinates: 42 ° 5’30.96″N – 72 °37’23.56″W – Elev. 53′).

Parking

Year-Round Event Parking
Year-round event parking is $5 (cash only) for non-fair shows held at Eastern States Exposition.

West Springfield resident free 2014 parking passes are available at the Exposition’s Gate 2 entrance Monday through Friday, 24-hours-a-day. through March 21, as long as there are no shows taking place on the grounds. Gate 2 is the Storrowton Village and Storrowton Tavern entrance. Stickers will be attached to vehicles with a valid West Springfield registration by gate personnel. Stickers must be applied to the windshield to be valid.
Parking passes are valid for all year-round shows and events except The Big E in September.

Please Note:
On-street parking on Memorial Avenue and adjacent streets and in commercial lots during year-round events is STRONGLY DISCOURAGED as this impacts our neighboring residents and businesses. Access (vehicle and walk-in) is through Gates 9 and 2 (Gate 1 when open). There is no walk-in access at Gates 4 and 5. Drop offs should proceed to Gate 9.
Thank you for your consideration and cooperation.

Parking During The Big E

Big E Automobile Parking – $10 per vehicle
Automobile parking is available for our guests at Gate 9 for $10 (cash only). Our handicapped parking and drop off area is located inside the Gate 9 parking area at Gate 9A. The Big E provides 580 accessible parking spaces, exceeding the code requirement of 58 spaces, on a first-come, first-served basis. The Gate 9A area is also available for the drop-off/pick-up of handicapped, elderly or otherwise impaired passengers. Several adjacent private parking lots are located in the neighborhoods along Memorial Avenue and are not affiliated with The Big E.

Big E Camper Parking – $20 per space/per day (cash only).
A limited number of parking spaces are available for self-contained camper units only on a first-come, first-served basis. An additional charge of $10 will apply for each extended awning or car occupying any adjacent space.