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Directions

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.

Shuttles & Trains

Are there any shuttles to the Fair this year?

The only shuttle this year and to and from Springfield's Union Station for visitors arriving by train. If additional shuttles become available, news of them will be posted on the Big E website and social media.

Is there a shuttle from Springfield's Union Station for CTrail and Amtrak Hartford Line train riders?

Trains will travel from New Haven and Hartford to Union Station in downtown Springfield, where free shuttles will bring guests to the Fair from 8am to 10pm on weekends, September 15-16, 22-23 and 29-30. PIck up is on the Frank B. Murray Street side​.

The schedule for the trains and shuttles from Springfield's Union Station to The Big E is as follows:

SATURDAY ARRIVALS:
CTrail 6400 Arrival – 9:45am
Big E Shuttle Pick Up – 10:00am
Amtrak 450 Arrival – 10:13am
Big E Shuttle Pick Up – 10:30am
Amtrak 460 Arrival – 12:18pm
Big E Shuttle Pick Up – 12:30pm
Amtrak 464 Arrival – 4:24pm
Big E Shuttle Pick Up – 4:45pm

SATURDAY DEPARTURES:
Big E Shuttle Departure – 4:29pm
Amtrak 467 Departure – 5:20pm
Big E Shuttle Departure – 8:50pm
CTrail Departure – 9:35pm

SUNDAY ARRIVALS:
CTrail 6400 Arrival – 9:45am
Big E Shuttle Pick Up – 9:45am
Amtrak 450 Arrival – 10:13am
Big E Shuttle Pick Up – 10:30am
Amtrak 460 Arrival – 12:18pm
Big E Shuttle Pick Up – 12:30pm
Amtrak 464 Arrival – 4:24pm
Big E Shuttle Pick Up – 4:45pm

SUNDAY DEPARTURES:
Big E Shuttle Departure – 3:05pm
Amtrak 465 Departure – 4:00pm
Big E Shuttle Departure – 6:35pm
Amtrak 497 Departure – 7:35pm
Big E Shuttle Departure – 8:50pm
CTrail Departure – 9:35pm

All weekend CTrail train schedules are available at www.hartfordline.com. The shuttle will be a white Big E van and will board passengers at the Pick-Up/Drop-Off area at Springfield’s Union Station. At The Big E, the shuttle Pick-Up and Drop-Off is located at the Transportation Center near the Fair’s Gate 1.

I live in Boston and want to come to The Big E. Is there a way I can to and from the Fair on a bus?

The Big E is teaming up with Skeddaddle, a transportation technology company that curates experiences for riders from Boston through a shared buspooling platform.

Rides to The Big E will take place every Sunday from downtown Boston and riders will receive discounted admission into the Fair. For more information, visit bit.ly/bostonbusbige

Parking

Where do I park on The Big E Fairgrounds?

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.

How much does it cost to park cars or motorcycles?

Cars are $10 per vehicle and motorcycles are $5 at Gate 7.

Where can I park my camper and how much will it cost?

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.

Is it true parking at The Big E is cash only?

Yes. Cash only is accepted in our parking gates. Please note that there are no ATMs near Gate 9.

Do you have a handicapped parking area?

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.

Where do motor coaches and school buses park?

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.

Can I park off grounds and walk to the ticketing gates?

Yes. 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.

Do you have GPS coordinates?

Attending a show or event at the Eastern States Exposition and need destination addresses? Use the information below:

Gate 1
1761 Memorial Avenue (West Springfield, MA 01089)

Gate 2, Storrowton Village Museum and Storrowton Tavern
1535 Memorial Avenue

Gate 9
875 Memorial Avenue

Executive Offices
1305 Memorial Avenue

Please note: This location has parking for Administration Building only and does not allow admission onto fairgrounds.

Places to Stay

Do you have a list of area hotels in the Greater Springfield area?

The Greater Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau can guide you in making reservations for your stay, as well as other links for additional area attractions, restaurants and more. Please visit www.explorewesternmass.com for more information.

How can I advertise my business with The Big E?

Businesses interested to be included in these listings can submit the website advertising form below.
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