Connecticut Building at the Eastern States Exposition
Eastern States Exposition (Big E), is an annual event that takes place in West Springfield, MA, during the month of September. The Big E attracted 1,603,354 visitors in 2022. One of the most popular attractions at the Big E is the Avenue of States, which includes all six New England States (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont). The Connecticut Building offers a unique opportunity for agricultural businesses, non-profits, and other entities with an agricultural mission to showcase the diversity of Connecticut agriculture. In 2022, more than 1 million people visited the Connecticut Building, proving to be a tremendous venue for showcasing Connecticut based companies and Connecticut made merchandise and services. The 2023 Big E is scheduled for:
September 15 – October 1, 2023
The Connecticut Department of Agriculture (DoAg) is accepting vendor applications for the agriculture booth spaces in the Connecticut Building with the purpose of providing Connecticut farms, small agricultural businesses, and agricultural non-profit organizations the opportunity to market and promote their products and/or service.
PLEASE NOTE: If your entity is NOT a Connecticut farm, ag business, or agricultural non-profit organization, please apply using this form.
TIMELINE – Dates are subject to change
|Application Deadline:||Friday, March 24, 2023|
|Notification to applicants:||Friday, April 21, 2023|
|Insurance & Health Certificate Deadline:||Wednesday, June 23, 2023|
|Admission & Parking Requests:||Wednesday, July 14, 2023|
|Booth Payment Deadline:||Friday, July 14, 2023|
|Credentials Distribution:||September 5-12, 2023|
|2023 Big E:||September 15 - October 1, 2023|
|Connecticut Day:||Wednesday, September 20, 2023|
|Harvest New England Day:||Friday September 29, 2023|
For more information on the Big E, visit https://www.thebige.com/