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A new Big E district for local goods and gatherings, delectable foods, music and memorable moments! Located near Gate 5, outside the Better Living Center, The Front Porch is tucked between warm lights, with Adirondack chairs, cozy spaces and live performances from the E Stage. You won’t want to miss what this newly designed neighborhood has to offer!

Front Porch Offerings

From flame-grilled vegan options, brunch delights, noodle bowls and more, the food choices are diverse and exciting.

If you’re an early bird who loves anything brunch, The Place 2 Be really is the place to be. From mini Fruity Pebble pancakes to milkshakes topped in fluffy waffles, their menu is sure to satisfy your morning appetite any time of the day!

This year, an entirely plant based vendor is being welcomed to the grounds as SoulFully Vegan makes its way to The Front Porch’s doorstep. This food truck pairs great taste with a soulful flare to bring its customers deliciously healthy eats!

BoardWok Noodles will delight your taste buds with oh so good Yakisoba Noodles and Rice Bowls in a sweet Teriyaki and soy sauce glaze, using fresh chicken and veggies.


Alongside these brand new bites, more than a dozen local retail vendors are popping up for Fairgoers to shop. Stop and smell the unique bouquets from Blooms Flower Truck during your Front Porch stroll or shop Re-Inspired, specializing in both new and vintage hand crafted up-cycled furniture and décor. Visit the Feel Good Shop Local courtyard where the online platform is transforming into a physical shopping space for the first time, giving Fairgoers the opportunity to enjoy products from Western Massachusetts and Connecticut retailers first hand.
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