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Snowy Owl Quilt by Elizabeth Fortier-Lyman (original design)
The Big E
September 14-30, 2018
2018 Results are posted!

Online Entry

General Rules and Regulations
Download your Department, Entry form and Entry Labels (must be attached to each entry). Become a Volunteer or Demonstrate.


August 1: PHOTOGRAPHY Entry Forms and online submission of photograph. $5 Entry Fee per item

AUGUST 15: Entry form due for most departments (check each department). No late photography entries accepted.

AUGUST 29: Drop off Photographs 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.

SEPTEMBER 3: Drop off for Departments 1-19; 30-36. 8:00 am to 7:00 pm

SEPTEMBER 13 – SEPTEMBER 29: The Big E Fair Open

SEPTEMBER 30: Pickup day 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

OCTOBER 1: Pickup day 8:00 am to 1:00 pm

New Departments for 2018

Food Mixes in a Jar

Food Mixes in a Jar

Food Mixes in a Jar
Department 40
Let’s get creative! Do you have a great food mix that you make or give as gifts? Cookies, cakes, muffins, soups, dip, etc.? We are looking for your creations!
Flavored Popcorn

Flavored Popcorn

Flavored Popcorn
Department 41
Everyone loves popcorn. Enter your favorite popcorn recipe. Caramel, chocolate, taco, cheese, or other new combinations!
Homemade Granola

Homemade Granola

Homemade Granola
Department 42
Do you make a granola that is crunchy or chewy? Does your granola include interesting ingredients that make it delicious? Enter your homemade creation into our homemade granola contest

One Day Contests in the New England Center

Make it with Clay - Hand built originals in clay contest.
September 18, Tuesday.

King Arthur Flour Baking Contest - Get into the kitchen and grab your mixing bowl: you could be a prize winner in this year's King Arthur Flour Baking Contest. Show us your blue-ribbon skills: Bake up your best Bars or Cookies for a chance to win! Find the rules at 2018 King Arthur Flour Baking Contest Information.

Massachusetts Maple Syrup Cooking Contest. Massachusetts maple syrup is the most versatile, all-natural, healthy sweetener. Use it to make your favorite snack or appetizer and enter your creation in the Massachusetts Maple Syrup Cooking Contest at the 2018 Big E.
September 25, Tuesday

Woodturning Contest. Enter your turned wood creations for a one day judging competition.
September 26, Wednesday

Paper Airplane Contests. We will have two contests- one that will test your skills in flying a paper airplane that you have made to a designated target and one for artistic creation of your handmade paper airplane.
September 28, Thursday

Make it with Clay- Pottery Competition

Make it with Clay- Pottery Competition

Sept. 18, 2018

Pottery chicks by Meredith Johnson
Woodturning Competition

Woodturning Competition

Sept. 26, 2018
Paper Airplane Competition

Paper Airplane Competition

Sept. 27, 2018
Join the Creative Arts Team

Join the Creative Arts Team

Volunteer or Demonstrate 

Click here to see 2017 Creative Arts Results

Interested in donating an award? Contact us at creativearts@TheBigE.com or call (413) 205-5015.

Need Help or Have a Question on Crafting?
Our featured guilds, skilled demonstrators and talented volunteers are a wealth of information. Contact us at creativearts@thebige.com or (413) 205-5015.
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