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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.

2023 Massachusetts Building Exhibitors

Amy's All Natural Soaps - All natural goat soaps and lotions
Andrew Gordon Jewelry - Handmade sterling silver jewelry
Bees Boards - Locally sourced, handcrafted cribbage boards, cutting boards, clocks, charcuterie boards, barware, and more
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
Gibby's Gourmet Marshmallows - Locally sourced marshmallow products that are loaded with flavor & come in a variety of shapes & styles
Hampden County Beekeepers Assoc - Honey products
Impeckable Seed Design - If you love to feed the birds, these one-of-a-kind bird feeders and houses will make a unique gift
Joey's Deli & Market - The Biggest Little Deli! A variety of sweet treats, create your own dinners, sides, cold salads, and more!
Koffee Kup Bakery - Top quality made-from-scratch baked goods including everything from cakes, bread, sweets, and more.
Mackens Sliders - Mobile catering company that specializes in BBQ Cowboy, Garlic Bomb, Bacon Waffle, and Vegetarian Caprese Sliders.
Main Street Deli - Homemade hot entrees like the Pilgrim Sandwich and the Thanksgiving Bowl, Mac & Cheese, delicious desserts, and more.
Massachusetts Department of Agriculture (MDAR) - Help keep Massachusetts' food supply safe and secure.
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 - The principal information resource for the 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
Moeshmallows - Creating treats that bring the humble marshmallow into the limelight and let it be the star of the show
My Main Squeeze
- Smoothies, protein balls, Acai bowls, roasted fall vegetables, and butternut squash soup
Nantucket Wild Fish - Try fish in a new way - smother in either a tuna wrap, whole in a croissant, or in a stuffed quohog.
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 - A variety of dip seasonings for vegetables and fruit
Sniffs of Adventure - 100% soy-infused candles with natural fragrance oils, which are made in our Newbury Street & Provincetown store
Springfield Thunderbirds
- Springfield's professional hockey team
Valley Malt - Massachusetts locally-grown craft beers
Worcester Red Sox - Triple-A Affiliate of the Boston Red Sox

A national treasure trove of fun

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