The Connecticut Building at the Big E

Things to Know

  • Please note that the following items are at the EXPENSE OF THE EXHIBITOR:

    • Booth display creation and installation

    • Admission tickets to the Big E

    • Parking

    • Propane

    • Storage on the Big E grounds (known as “dead storage”)

    • Required permits from the West Springfield Health Department

    • Required permits from the West Springfield Fire Department

    • Any modifications required by the Town of West Springfield’s Health Department, Fire Department and Building Inspector.

    • Cleaning and sanitation of all food service and kitchen equipment

    • Maintenance, cleaning and inspection of exhaust hood and fire suppression systems

    • Installation of special electrical outlets

    • Wi-Fi service provided by Eastern States Exposition

    • Installation of hardwire for internet service, if needed

  • All exhibition space must be professional and encouraging to visitors to stop by, learn, interact and purchase, where applicable.

  • Exhibitors are required to enhance the assigned space to reflect their business/organization in the most positive and engaging manner.
    Assistance in this area is available for approved vendors.  Contact Rosemary Bove and Rhonda Olisky, co-managers of the Connecticut Building.  They will be happy to schedule a time to meet with you to discuss your booth and displays.

  • Efforts are made to accommodate requested square footage and booth location, but there is no guarantee.

  • On-site changes to booth size and location may occur due to last minute changes and/or discrepancies in building layout.

  • Efforts are made to accommodate preferred dates, but there is no guarantee.

  • Only goods and services produced, grown, crafted, manufactured or significantly altered in Connecticut may be sold.

  • Only items pre-approved by DECD are allowed for sale.  Approved items will be itemized in the executed Exhibitor's Agreement (contract).

  • DECD strives to avoid competition amongst exhibitors, but there is no assurance of exclusivity for any exhibitor as to product and/or service offerings. No past exhibitor is guaranteed selection or exclusivity of product/services each year.scoring “competing” application will be selected?)
  • Food exhibitors are required to pass inspection and obtain a Permit to Operate a Temporary Food Establishment on the Eastern States Exposition Grounds. Permit application can be obtained from the Town of West Springfield Health Department.

  • If an approved exhibitor does not fulfill the requirements outlined in the Exhibitor’s Agreement (contract), they will be subject to fines and removal.

  • The Connecticut Building is open to the fair-going public from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. daily. Closing an exhibit early will result in fines and eventual removal from exhibition space, without refund, and the exhibitor will be ineligible to apply again.

  • Exhibition space must be staffed by at least one person at all times. An exhibitor who fails to properly staff their booth will be subject to fines and removal from exhibition space, without refund, and will be ineligible to apply again.

  • Of extreme importance are the people working in the booth for they are viewed as representatives of Connecticut.  We strongly encourage exhibitors and their staff, to have uniform attire representative of the company/products/organization during all shifts throughout the fair (e.g. business t-shirt/polo/hat with logo)