Every day is Fat Tuesday at The Big E.
With authentic Mardi Gras floats custom designed by the famous Kern Companies of New Orleans, our daily parade is like a giant street party. Listen to fun music as you catch Mardi Gras beads from a costumed crew. Or pay $10 so you and your family can come onboard and throw beads out to fairgoers along the parade route. Check back for availability during the upcoming fair.
On Saturdays and Sundays, the floats are accompanied by marching bands, horses, beauty queens, and more in The Big E Grande Parade.
Mardi Gras Parade
Opening day 5pm (with Daily Parade)
Sat & sun (with Daily Parade), 5pm
Daily Parade, 5pm.
Featuring Hallamore Clydesdales, marching bands, and more. Led by our Mascot, BiggiE, the parade is a fair favorite year after year.