General Info

Big E Dates: Sept. 18 – Oct. 4, 2015

2010gate29JB_000Hours of Operation
GATES open at 8am

(except Avenue of States & Storrowton Village)
10am to 10pm

10am to 9pm
Sunday – Friday, 11am to 10pm; Saturday, 10am to 11pm

10am to 10pm

For the safety and security of all our guests, the following are not permitted through the gates at The Big E: Weapons (with or without permit); Ammunition; Knives; Alcohol/Drugs; Skateboards; Rollerblades; Luggage or other large bags. All bags, purses and other items are subject to search. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

xfinity arena is the site for the Fair’s major concerts! With seating for over 6,000, this venue provides a large open-air location for performances by top-name talent weekends during the Fair. The Big E will do its best to notify guests in a timely manner when show cancellations and performance time changes occur. Concerts take place rain or shine. In the event of severe weather, please check our website, facebook page or Twitter for updates. Open umbrellas are not allowed during performances.

Pet Policy
Fairgoers are not allowed to bring their pets through the gates during The Big E.
Exception: Service Animals.
Click here for a full list of services provided during The Big E.

Religious Services
Catholic Masses:
Bishop’s Mass – 1st Sunday at 10am – Court of Honor Stage
8am all 3 Sundays in the Storrowton Village Meetinghouse
10am 2nd & 3rd Sundays in the Circus Tent

Protestant Service:
9am on 2nd Sunday – Alden Baptist Church in the Storrowton Village Meetinghouse