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Directions

Big E Express Shuttle Bus Service – Find information here on bus service to and from the Fair!

Below is information and directions to The Big E grounds. Please note: In heavy traffic conditions, local law enforcement and State Police will direct drivers via the quickest route based on traffic conditions at that time. Please follow their directions (in lieu of your GPS information) to get you to the Fair as soon as possible.

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.

bigemapAlternate 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
Take I-95 North to New Haven, CT, 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, CT 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.

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GPS Info
If you are attending a show/event at the Eastern States Exposition (The Big E or non-Fair event), 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′).