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Canning & Food Contests

Thank you to all who entered!

We are no longer accepting food entries for the 2021 fair. Check back here for information about entering in 2022!

As we continue to plan for The Big E fair, our exhibitor handbooks and schedules are subject to change and we suggest you request to be added to the email lists of the departments you are entering, follow the department Facebook page, or check our website frequently for updates.

Email to request to be added to be added to our email list.

Follow us on Facebook @bigecreativearts

We hope to see you at The Big E September 17-October 3, 2021.

Entry Pick Up Days

All entries will be picked up in the New England Center on the following dates:
October 4: 12 pm to 7 pm
October 5: 8 am to 1 pm

Please enter the Eastern States Exposition grounds through Gate 1 (1761 Memorial Ave, West Springfield, MA).
November 1 - All unclaimed items become the property of Eastern States Exposition and will be disposed of as deemed necessary.
We are now accepting entries for our Food Contests!
The entry deadline for all food contests is August 16.


If you have any questions, please contact the Creative Arts Department:

Phone: (413) 205-5015
Fax: (413) 205-5104
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