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Massachusetts State Exposition 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 - All natural goat soaps and lotions
Andrew Gordon Jewelry - Handmade sterling silver jewelry
Common Ground Cider Works Corp - Small batch, hand-crafted hard cider and wine made in North Brookfield
Fan Favorites, Inc DBA I Love Boston Sports - New England sports themed t-shirts, sweatshirts and prints
Finn Cakes - Sweet and savory finnish pancakes, pumpkin raisin bread pudding and pickled eggs
Hampden County Beekeepers Assoc - Honey products
Koffee Kup Bakery - Delicious sweets including cookies, Boston Cream cupcakes, cannolis and more fresh from the bakery
Kringle Candle Company - Variety of candles, wax melts and gift cards
Mackens Sliders - High quality burgers with just the right amount of sweetness.
Main Street Deli - Thanksgiving in a bowl or on a roll, Maple bacon macaroni & cheese
Massachusetts Department of Agriculture (MDAR) - Public Information about Agriculture
Massachusetts Department of Fire Safety (DFS) - Public Information about Fire safety
Massachusetts Department of Conservation & Recreation (DCR) - Public Information about natural resources
Massachusetts Farmers Market - Locally grown cranberry products, raspberries and charcuterie trays
Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism (MOTT) - Public Information about Massachusetts tourism
Massachusetts Maple Association - Mass grown maple products
Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth - Principle information resource for Massachusetts State Government
Massachusetts State Grange - Lobster rolls & clam chowder
Massachusetts State Lottery - Lottery sales
Massachusetts State Treasury - Public Information about unclaimed property
Maureen's Sweet Shoppe - Chocolate confections, fudge, popcorn, and dipped fruit
My Main Squeeze - Smoothies, protein balls, Acai bowls, roasted fall vegetables and butternut squash soup
New England Apple Association - Fresh apple products including pies, apple crisp, donuts and smoothies
Patrick Zephyr Nature Photography - Nature photography- prints, fine art notecards, wooden puzzles, coasters
Rustic Wood Flags by Wedge - Hand crafted military, first responder, and agricultural wooden flags
S&P Foodies Hub Inc- Thai Fries - Locally sourced french fries served spicy, plain or with pulled pork or bacon
Simply Dip-Licious - Variety of dip seasonings for vegetables and fruit
Springfield Thunderbirds - Springfield's professional hockey team
Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream - Ice cream made with a unique experience
The Chili Station - Fresh made chili, kielbasa, hot dogs and Boston Baked beans
The Happy Facepainter - Face painting with a wide range of designs
Valley Malt - Massachusetts locally grown craft beers
Wagga Tail Boutique - Handmade dog products and more
Worcester Red Sox - Triple-A Affiliate of the Boston Red Sox

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