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Here you will find photographs and up-to-date press releases on The Big E, which takes place for 17 days every September. Please feel free to browse the selection of photographs and press releases for use in your publication.

Photos are available for media use at our Flickr account here.

If you are a member of the media and need further assistance or would like to become a member of our media list, please contact:

Catherine Pappas
Public Relations & Communications Manager
Eastern States Exposition
cpappas@TheBigE.com
413-205-5039

Click here for all Eastern States Exposition and Storrowton Village Museum press releases.

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Press Releases

JESSICA K. FONTAINE NAMED DIRECTOR OF STORROWTON VILLAGE MUSEUM

JESSICA K. FONTAINE NAMED DIRECTOR OF STORROWTON VILLAGE MUSEUM

Eastern States Exposition is pleased to introduce Jessica K. Fontaine, of Chicopee, Mass., as the new Director of Storrowton Village Museum. Fontaine has been an integral volunteer in the Village for nearly 20 years. She comes to Eastern States Exposition from her position as director of Student Conduct, Rights and Responsibilities at Hampshire College.

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GRAND FUNK RAILROAD TO KICK OFF THE BIG E

GRAND FUNK RAILROAD TO KICK OFF THE BIG E

Grand Funk Railroad’s legacy has reigned over the Classic Rock landscape nearly 50 years – since the iconic band’s debut. The “American Band” laid the groundwork for the likes of Foreigner, Journey, Van Halen and Bon Jovi with a signature hard-driving sound, soulful vocals, muscular instrumentation and forceful Pop melodies.

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COLE SWINDELL TO PERFORM SEPT. 16

COLE SWINDELL TO PERFORM SEPT. 16

Cole Swindell, a Platinum-selling recording artist and record-breaking six-time No. 1 hit maker, is taking the stage at The Big E’s xfinity arena September 16 at 7:30pm.
Swindell’s Platinum-certified You Should Be Here shot to No. 1 on the iTunes Top Country Albums Chart and No. 3 All Genre within hours of release. The album’s lead single and title track held a four week run on top of Billboard’s Hot Country songs chart in addition to multiple weeks sitting at No. 1 on Country Airplay. The career-defining single boasts 85 million streams, more than 40 million YouTube views and has surpassed over one billion audience impressions.

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MARTIN SEXTON, THE SUGARHILL GANG, SHEILA E. & MORE TO PERFORM AT THE BIG E

MARTIN SEXTON, THE SUGARHILL GANG, SHEILA E. & MORE TO PERFORM AT THE BIG E

Martin Sexton, The Spencer Davis Group, The Sugarhill Gang with Grandmaster Melle Mel, and Sheila E. have been added the lineup of entertainers performing on The Big E’s Court of Honor Stage, sponsored by xfinity, this September. All shows are free with admission to The Big E, taking place Sept. 15 - Oct. 1. Advance admission tickets are now available at TheBigE.com and The Big E Box Office.

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VINTAGE TROUBLE, STEVE AUGERI, VILLAGE PEOPLE & MORE TO PERFORM AT THE BIG E

VINTAGE TROUBLE, STEVE AUGERI, VILLAGE PEOPLE & MORE TO PERFORM AT THE BIG E

The Big E has begun announcing its entertainment and new attractions for the fall event. Vintage Trouble, Journey former lead vocalist Steve Augeri and Village People are among the lineup of entertainers who will be performing opening weekend of The Big E on the Court of Honor Stage, sponsored by xfinity. All shows are free with admission to The Big E. Advance admission tickets are now available at TheBigE.com and The Big E Box Office.

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Wheels & Waffles becomes an annual car event at Eastern States Exposition

Wheels & Waffles becomes an annual car event at Eastern States Exposition

Rev up those engines and cruise down to Eastern States Exposition for Wheels & Waffles, a tasty spin on your traditional cars and coffee, Saturday, May 20 from 8 - 10am. All collector, classic and custom vehicles are welcome. Show cars will enter the grounds at Gate 2 and park along the Avenue of States. Coffee, breakfast refreshments and homemade waffles are complimentary to all who arrive in a show vehicle.

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ESE Donates 4-H Beef Steer to West Springfield Parish Cupboard

ESE Donates 4-H Beef Steer to West Springfield Parish Cupboard

Eastern States Exposition recently donated a prize steer to the West Springfield Parish Cupboard. Acting on behalf of the Exposition and its Board of Directors, ESE President Gene Cassidy bid on and purchased the Highly Commended Steer at the 4-H Beef Auction, held during The Big E.

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RED HOT CHILLI PIPERS ARE BRINGING “BAGROCK” TO THE BIG E

RED HOT CHILLI PIPERS ARE BRINGING “BAGROCK” TO THE BIG E

It’s bagpipes. It’s Rock. It’s “Bagrock.” The most famous bagpipe band on the planet is coming to The Big E…The Red Hot Chilli Pipers! The Chillis will perform Friday, Sept. 29 at 8pm on the Court of Honor Stage, sponsored by xfinity®. The show is free with admission to The Big E. Advance admission tickets are now available at TheBigE.com and The Big E Box Office.

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THE BIG 5K ROAD RACE  RETURNS WITH THE 5K SCRAMBLE

THE BIG 5K ROAD RACE RETURNS WITH THE 5K SCRAMBLE

Registration is open for Eastern States Exposition’s Big 5K Road Race. The event, taking place Friday, Sept. 1, will kick off the most exciting time of the year…Big E season! This year, the 5K run or walk and Kids Fun Run will be accompanied by the new Big 5K Scramble – a fun race with Big E challenges around every corner. Cash prizes will be awarded to top finishers in both The Big 5K Road Race and Scramble.

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