The Connecticut Building at the Big E


Mark your calendar for the 2024 Big E
Friday, September 13 – Sunday, September 29, 2024

The Big E is a 17 day-long “New England Fair”. It is the only fair in the nation where more than one state participates. On this educational thoroughfare, known as the Avenue of States, you’ll see impressive replicas of each New England state’s original statehouse sitting on land actually owned by each respective state. The Connecticut Building was modeled after the Old State House in Hartford.

The purpose of The Connecticut Building is to:
  • provide an enjoyable and educational experience for visitors
  • highlight Connecticut as a great place to live, work and play
  • promote Connecticut’s businesses and sole proprietors that make, manufacture, grow or create goods and products (or offer services) in the State of Connecticut
  • bring attention to Connecticut’s heritage, pioneering spirit, and continuing innovation
  • offer visitors the opportunity to discover authentic Connecticut-made goods and products.

Exhibition Opportunities
  • Full-Time Exhibitor (17 days)
  • Part-Time Exhibitor (2 or more consecutive days)
  • Connecticut Showcase Exhibitor (1 day only at no cost). Click HERE for more information.

The cost for exhibition space is calculated by square footage. The 2024 price per square foot is $28. This cost includes electricity.  Admission and parking is not included and needs to be purchased through the Big E Sales Office.

Please see section “Items at the Expense of Exhibitor”.

2024 Price Chart:
Space Days  Cost 
10' x 20' 17 $5,600
10' x 15' 17
10' x 10'
17  $2,800

The cost for exhibition space for part-time exhibitors is calculated by taking the full-time rate divided by the number of days the space will be occupied. Example: If a party is interested in a 10'x10' space for seven (7) days, the cost would be $1,155. $2,800/17 days = $165 per day x 7 days = $1,155.


How to Apply
Things to Know
Key Dates
Apply to be a Showcase Vendor