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Rainy Days at The Big E

The Big E is open rain or shine, but what can you do when Mother Nature has plans for a downpour? That’s simple: stay indoors.

With half a million square feet under cover, rainy days are no problem at The Big E. Visiting The Big E on a rainy day is one of the best kept secrets in New England, as some Big E Lovers only visit on days when the forecast calls for rain.

Fairgoers can stay dry in over 40 buildings, including the Avenue of States and Storrowton Village. Numerous vendors sell rain gear, warm clothes and hearty, warm meals.

There are plenty of fun things to do between rain showers. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Visit the New England Center, starting at 10am, to see Creative Arts demos and exhibits.
  • Catch a show, starting at 11am, under the cover of the Court of Honor Stage, sponsored by Mattress Firm.
  • Grab lunch from a food vendor at noon and have a seat in the Coliseum.
  • Walk around the 3-acre Better Living Center, Young Building and Farm-A-Rama at 1pm.
  • Head over to Storrowton Village at 3pm and tour its historic buildings and blacksmith shop. Wander into Craft Common and the Carriage House Shops.
  • Stroll through the buildings on the Avenue of States and see all that New England has to offer at 4pm.
  • Duck into the ESE: A Walk Through History exhibit to learn about The Big E’s past 100+ years.

Make your own #BigEMemories on rainy days at the Fair. Visit our Plan Your Day page for all things Big E at-a-glance.

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