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Local Restaurant Makes First Visit to The Big E

September 24th, 2013
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The Delaney House has been a fixture in Holyoke for many years and 2013 marks the first year that the restaurant has made an appearance at New England's largest fair with food for all taste buds. ABC40's Dave...

Chicopee Comp. Marching Band Performs in Big E Parade

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September 24th, 2013
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Tuesday marked Salute to Chicopee Day at The Big E, and as a result, the city was well represented in the fair's parade. After marching through the fairgrounds, the Chicopee Comp. Marching Band made their way...

I Bet Brittany…to Build a State Building Out of LEGO’s

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September 24th, 2013
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — Today’s bet brought ABC40’s Brittany Decker to the Avenue of States. The Connecticut building features a large booth from Enfield-based LEGO and it is all about building. Brittany is challenged to...

I Bet Brittany…to Ride the Scariest Rides

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September 23rd, 2013
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- There is a lot to do and see at The Big E, from food, to performances, to even rides. So Brittany hit New England's largest fair Monday with a bet: to ride of the most thrilling and scariest rides on the...

Storrowton Village Offers Educational Experience at The Big E

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September 23rd, 2013
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Among the hustle and bustle of The Big E lies an year-round educational experience that helps students learn about an older time. A few classrooms were empty Monday at Sullivan Elementary in Holyoke, but...

The Soul Survivors Get Fairgoers on Their Feet at The Big E

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September 23rd, 2013
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Hop on the "Expressway to Your Heart" as The Soul Survivors take the stage at The Big E. The Philadelphia-based R&B group comes to West Springfield for this year's fair - their first time at The Big E - and...

Mutts Gone Nuts at The Big E

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September 23rd, 2013
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The tricks and performances at The Big E aren't just being performed by those with two legs. There's a special group of four-legged friends that are drawing a crowd. Mutts Gone Nuts is a new addition this...

The Big E Drawing Massive Crowds Over the Weekend

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September 22nd, 2013
WEST SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) -- While the weather took a turn for the worse at The Big E this weekend, the attendance numbers did not. The threat of rain on Saturday did not keep fair-goers away, as 150,407 people made their way through the...

Thousands Headed to The Big E Saturday Cause Major Traffic Delays

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September 21st, 2013
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Although the weather was not perfect, it was a huge day at The Big E Saturday in West Springfield. Thousands of people came out for a gray day at the fair, but that meant major traffic backups across the...

Hunter Hayes Performs at The Big E

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September 21st, 2013
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Country music star Hunter Hayes took the stage at the Big E's X-finity Arena Friday night. The singer most known for his songs "Wanted" and "I Want Crazy" drew quite a large crowd made up mostly of young ladies....

The Big E: I Bet Brittany…Can SING!

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September 20th, 2013
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Throughout The Big E, ABC40's Brittany Decker is being put to the test with our "I Bet Brittany" challenge. Today, a group of musicians pulled Brit up on stage to show off her pipes. Check it out....

The Big E: A Family Affair

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September 20th, 2013
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- ABC 40's Brittany Decker spends the day as part of the Grabarz family. As the Grabarz family enters the Big E, each has their own idea of fun...but in reality it's all about the kids. "We're in charge I...

I Bet Brittany…to Eat Alligator and Kangaroo

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September 19th, 2013
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- There are plenty of tasty treats to eat at The Big E. Today’s challenge involves food, but not the ordinary fried meal, snack dipped in chocolate, or bacon delight. Brittany is facing this bet: eat...

Gate 9 Parking Attendants Help Big E Fairgoers Start Their Day with a Smile

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September 19th, 2013
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Traffic to The Big E can be a bit frustrating at times, but just imagine trying to park thousands of those cars each day. There is a dedicated group of people at Gate 9 who do that just that and love what...

Young Volunteer Continues Big E Parking Tradition

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September 14th, 2013
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB) - Meet nine year old Cameron Collete. In the land of Big E parking wars, he's considered the money maker for the West Side Hockey Booster Club. "Park here for only $5 bucks. Park here," Cam yells to passing cars...