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Massachusetts Building

Though America was at war in 1918 and the Eastern States Exposition temporarily halted, Joshua L. Brooks used his powers of persuasion to convince the Massachusetts Legislature and a highly skeptical governor to spend $50,000 to erect the Massachusetts Building. Architect James H. Ritchie was hired to design an almost perfect replica of the old Massachusetts Statehouse. The building was dedicated in 1919 and marked the official launching of the Avenue of States. The lion and unicorn were placed on the façade parapets in 2006, completing a major renovation project. Today, building exhibits feature agricultural and horticultural exhibits as well as native products, tourist attractions and entertainment on the lawn. You’ll also find a variety of foods from crisp apples to selections from the sea as well as Massachusetts-crafted items and travel information.

Massachusetts Building Exhibitors

Amy’s All Natural Soaps – 30+ Varieties of Goat Soaps

Andrew Gordon Jewelry – Handmade Silver Jewelry-

Carol’s Original Kettle Korn – Kettle Korn, Caramel Corn-

Fan Favorite, Inc., DBA I Love Boston Sports – T-shirts, Sweatshirts, Wall Art, Novelty Items-

Finncakes – Finnish Pancakes, Pumpkin Raisin Bread Pudding, Pickled Eggs

Hampden County Beekeepers Association – Massachusetts Honey Products

Hardwick Vineyards and Winery – Bottled Wine, Sampling

Jay’s Wicked Gourmet – BBQ & Hot Sauces, Cider Tonic Drink

Koffee Kup Bakery – Bakery Products, Pastry Danish with Cranberries & More

Kringle Candle Company – Kringle Candle Products

Mackens Sliders BBQ Cowboy, Garlic Bomb, Bacon Waffle Cheeseburger, Vegetarian Caprese Sliders

Main Street Deli – Pilgrim Sandwich, Mac & Cheese, Turkey Bowl

MA Dept. of Agricultural Resources – Promote economically and environmentally sound food safety and animal health measures

MA Dept. of Conservation and Recreation – Protects, promotes, and enhances the state’s natural, cultural and recreational resources

MA Dept. of Fire Services – Provides firefighter training, public education, fire prevention, code enforcement, licensing, fire investigation, and emergency response.

MA Farmers Market – Raspberries, Cranberries, Juice, Canvas Bags

MA Maple Producers Association – Massachusetts Maple Products including syrup, maple cream, slushies, candy, cotton candy, cream cones

MA Office of Travel & Tourism – Promotes Massachusetts as a year-round leisure and business travel destination.

MA Secretary of the Commonwealth – Information about Veterans services, voter services, homestead protection , investment protection, state facts and maps

MA State Grange – Lobster rolls, clam chowder bowls and cups

MA State Lottery – Lottery sales

MA Office of State Treasury – Manage and safeguard the state’s public deposits and investments.

Maureen’s Sweet Shoppe – Chocolates, Fruit, Popcorn, Roasted Nuts, Chocolate Pops, Cotton Candy

My Main Squeeze Smoothies, protein balls, Acai bowls, and superfood mix

New England Apple Association – Apples, Cider, Cider Donuts, Apple Pie Smoothie, Apple Crisp, Apple Pie

Patrick Zephyr Nature Photography – Limited Edition Framed Pictures

Simply Dip-licious – Dip seasonings for vegetables and fruit

Springfield Thunderbirds – Springfield apparel, promotional items and ticket packages

Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream – Nitrogen ice cream, Nitro Breath (cheese balls dipped in liquid nitrogen, Nitrogen Italian Ice

The Chili Station – Chili, Hot Sauces, Kielbasa, Hot Dogs

Valley Malt – Massachusetts craft beers

WaggaTail Boutique – Dog accessory products

Worcester Woo SoxWorcester Red Sox apparel

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