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.
DIRECTIONS & SHUTTLES
Visit our Getting Here
page for information on the Springfield Union Station CTrail and Amtrak Hartford Line customer shuttle or directions from points all around New England, New York City and Long Island.
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 vehicleMotorcycles -
$5 at Gate 7Campers -
Campers are $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.
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.
Motor coaches and buses park off-site with continuous round trip shuttle service to and from fairgrounds for drivers. There is free parking with advance registration.
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.