Facebook Twitter Youtube Instagram

More Exciting Events

Sign up for email updates from The Big E

Home > General Info > Dates, Tickets & Discounts

Dates, Tickets & Discounts


2019 Dates: Sept. 13 - 29

2020 Dates: Sept. 18 - Oct. 4

2021 Dates: Sept. 17 - Oct. 3


Gates: 8am

Avenue of States: 10am – 9pm

Storrowton Village: 10am – 9pm

Most Exhibits & Buildings: 10am – 10pm

Midway: Sunday – Thursday, 11am – 10pm; Friday, 10am-11pm; Saturday, 10am – 11pm

Craft Common: 10am – 10pm

Agricultural Events: Agricultural activities begin early in the morning and are open to the public in the Mallary Complex.

Please note that no weapons are allowed on the grounds. Metal detectors are in use at every entrance gate to the fairgrounds. Bags are subject to search at gates.


Friday, Sept. 14 – Be A Kid For A Day, Military Appreciation Day
Saturday, Sept. 15 – Maine Day & 4-H/FFA Day
Sunday, Sept. 16 – Storrowton Day & Chalice of Salvation Sunday
Monday, Sept. 17 – Salute to West Springfield
Tuesday, Sept. 18 – Rhode Island Day & Salute to Holyoke
Wednesday, Sept. 19 – Connecticut Day
Thursday, Sept. 20 – Massachusetts Day
Friday, Sept. 21 – New Hampshire Day
Saturday, Sept. 22 – Vermont Day
Sunday, Sept. 23 – Grange Day
Monday, Sept. 24 – Salute to Springfield
Tuesday, Sept. 25 – Salute to Chicopee
Wednesday, Sept. 26 – Salute to Agawam
Thursday, Sept. 27 – Salute to Westfield
Friday, Sept. 28 – Harvest New England Day
Saturday, Sept. 29 – Salute to All Things Country
Sunday, Sept. 30 – Salute to Special Olympics


Gate Ticket Information

All prices are subject to change. Advance purchase admission ticket will be accepted for admission any day. Midway rides, exhibits, games and admission to paid concerts at the xfinity arena are not included with a general admission ticket.

Regular gate admission

Adults $15/Children ages 6-12 $10; Children five and under are free.

17-Day Value Passes are $40 for adults and $20 for children ages 6-12. Value Passes are available online now through Sept. 30 and at Big Y® World Class Market® Aug. 23 - Sept. 30.

Midway magic passes

$30 – valid any one day Mon. - Fri.

Gate tickets and Midway passes sold online at TheBigE.com and Big Y® World Class Market®, Sept. 13 - 30

Gate Discounts

Opening Day, Friday, Sept. 14, 2018

Be A Kid for a Day - All ages $10 (also sold online in advance)
Military Appreciation Day - ID required for free admission for:
~ Active duty and retired military personnel
~ Dependents of active duty military personnel
~ Veterans (no dependents)

Six-After-Five – Admission is only $6 after 5pm Mon. – Thurs.
Senior Days – Age 60 and over just $12 Mon. – Thurs.

Back to
< Back