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Big Clean-Up Underway at The Big E

September 30th, 2013
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The party is over. After a hugely successful run, all that's left to do at The Big E is to cleanup. With a record number of people attending the event this year, it's a bigger job than ever putting the...


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The Big E Sets All-Time Record for Attendance in 2013

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WEST SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) -- More people passed through the gates of The Big E in 2013 than in any year in its history. 1,481,917 people to be...

Local Woman Meets The Beach Boys Before Concert at The Big E

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WEST SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) -- It was a special night for one local woman at the Big E, and not just because she saw the Beach Boys in...

What Will You Miss About The Big E?

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WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) --Droves of people as far as the eye can see. It looks like any other at The Big E. Beautiful weather...








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Thousands Flock to Fairgrounds For A Record-Setting Day at The Big E

September 28th, 2013
WEST SPRINGFIELD (WGGB) -- It was a record-setting day at The Big E in West Springfield. Saturday not only saw the highest attendance of the 2013 fair, it set a record for the day with 160,872 people passing through the turnstiles. It capped...




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Maine’s Gov. LePage to Attend Big E to Tout Maine Products

September 28th, 2013
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -- Maine Gov. Paul LePage is attending New England's largest fair to promote the sale of Maine products. LePage will be at the Eastern States Exposition in Springfield, Mass., on Saturday, which is "Maine Day." Each of the...




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Big E Using Beefed Up Security Following Boston Bombings

September 27th, 2013
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB) -- More than a million people have passed through Big E gates so far this year, and that number will only rise. Teen sensation Austin Mahone Saturday and the Beach Boys Sunday. For one final weekend, massive crowds...




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I Bet Brittany…to Stay Overnight at The Big E

September 27th, 2013
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- ABC40's Brittany Decker has spent each and every day at the fair. But that just isn't enough. She had one last challenge ahead, to spend the night at The Big E. The vendors also live here for the duration of...




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Kix Brooks Performs at the Big E Tonight!

September 27th, 2013
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Well known country music singer Kix Brooks will be performing at The Big E tonight and he stopped by our booth to talk with ABC40 about his fair experience so far and the show. Kix Brooks is the first person...




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The Big E: Battle of the Baked Potato

September 27th, 2013
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB)- This is the Battle of the Baked Potato! The potato is a staple at the Big E. But where is the best place to go?? The all-time favorite State of Maine building or the supposed underdog at the Smoke House Grill...




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I Bet Brittany…to Milk a Goat & Shear a Sheep

September 26th, 2013
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB)- Today ABC40's Brittany Decker is challenged to milk a goat. Brittany agrees and wants to take the bet even further. She also attempts to shear a sheep, walk, feed, and clean up after a Llama, and race a pig....




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Line Dancers Kick Up Their Heels at the New England Building

September 26th, 2013
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- It was all about country at the New England Building Thursday. "The Big E is like the greatest venue for line dancing," says Debbie Tracy. Dancers from the Greater Springfield area gathered to show off...




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The Ides of March Perform at The Big E Through Sunday

September 26th, 2013
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB) -- Known for their hits “Vehicle” and “Eye of the Tiger," The Ides of March have been rocking out for decades. Now celebrating the 50th year, the band makes a stop to The Big E fairgrounds. You can catch...




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Agawam Lions Club Serves Up a Great Meal for a Great Cause

September 25th, 2013
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- There are so many food options at the fair. However, one in particular helps gives back to the community. Since 1985, the Lions Club of Agawam has been a food stop at The Big E. Located near the end of...




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I Bet Brittany…to Jump Into a Hot Tub, Fully Clothed

September 25th, 2013
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- So since the fair has started, Brittany has kissed a pig, went on the extreme Midway rides, So what's the best way to relax? How about taking a dip in a hot tub? The folks at 21st Century Pools and Spas...







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