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Getting Here

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.

ROUTES

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 to ESE’s Gate 9 parking lot.

FROM BOSTON AND POINTS EAST
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.

PARKING

Cars, motorcycles, vans and trucks park on the grounds at Gate 9. Several adjacent private parking lots are located in the neighborhoods along Memorial Avenue and are not affiliated with Eastern States Exposition. Cash only is accepted in our auto parking gates. There are no ATMs near Gate 9.

Automobiles - $10 per vehicle
Motorcycles - $5 at Gate 7
Campers - $20 per space/per day
A limited number of spaces are available for self-contained camper units on a first-come, first-served basis. An additional charge of $10 will apply for each extended awning or car occupying any adjacent space. Cash only is accepted in our auto parking gates. There are no ATMs near Gate 9.

HANDICAPPED PARKING

Our paved handicapped parking area is located inside the Gate 9 parking area at Gate 9A. The number of accessible spaces we offer far exceeds the code requirement, accommodating 580 vehicles, on a first-come, first-served basis. We also isolate a two-acre plot in the immediate vicinity of the gate where we can park up to 1,000 cars of handicapped patrons. Since we attempt to accommodate every handicapped vehicle, that area is vast and not totally paved.

The Gate 9A area also includes a covered drop-off area that may be used to drop-off/pick up handicapped, elderly or otherwise impaired passengers to wait while their car is parked.

MOTORCOACHES, SCHOOL BUSES, ETC.

Free parking with advance registration. Buses park off-site with continuous round trip shuttle service to and from fairgrounds for drivers.

OFF-GROUNDS PARKING

Additional private lots are located throughout the neighborhood and are not affiliated with The Big E. Parking fees are set by the property owner and vary depending on the day and distance from the Fair.
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