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 1,498,774 visitors in 2021.
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 2021, 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 2022 Big E is scheduled for:
September 16 – October 2, 2022
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.
- TIMELINE – Dates are subject to change
Application deadline: Friday, March 25, 2022
Notification to applicants: Friday, April 29, 2022
Insurance & Health Certificate deadline: Wednesday, June 29, 2022
Admission & Parking requests: Wednesday, June 29, 2022
Booth payment deadline: Friday, July 15, 2022
2022 Big E: September 16 – October 2, 2022
Connecticut Day: Wednesday, September 21, 2022
Harvest New England Day: Friday, September 30, 2022