BLOG: A Plateful of Surprises Awaits at the Big E!

18 Aug 2017 4:33 PM | Claire Moorhead (Administrator)
This year’s Fair has it all: great entertainment, vintage cars, and deep-fried burgers! Walk around and take a big bite out of a variety of sweet and salty pleasures or sit down and chow down in one of our restaurants. Walk the Avenue of States for a specialty dish unique to each state or go big and try something new to this year’s Fair. Save room for dessert and dive into a Big E Cream Puff or Éclair. Picky eaters and foodies alike will get their fill of incredible Fair food; The Big E has the best selection of Fair cuisine on the East Coast.

Don’t know where to start? Download the Big E App and check out the hours of operation and locations of your favorite restaurants and concession stands. Plan a schedule to make the most of your special day and grab yourself some goodies on the way!



No matter what the craving, the Big E has your plate covered with great meal combinations and mouthwatering new foods.

If you can’t decide which you love more, breakfast or dessert, then Amy’s Sweet Treats is offering a perfect combination just for you: the Belgian Waffle Sandwich – two thin waffles served hot and fresh with Neapolitan Hard Ice Cream in the middle. If dinner and dessert is more your style then take a walk to Porky’s to feast on their new BBQ Brisket Sundae.

Hofbrau Joe’s is offering crowds two new creations. At their Oktoberfest Biergarten, take a big bite out of the fully loaded Burger Bomb – a five-ounce burger patty topped with cheese, bacon, onions and sauerkraut before being wrapped in a pastry dough, deep fried and served in a pool of goulash. Hofbrau Joe’s Clam Box is serving up two fried Shrimp Tacos with diced onions, tomatoes, lettuce, cheese and chipotle mayo served in a soft corn tortilla shell. Find both locations in the Food Court.

If you’re looking for an adventure, head to the West Springfield Lions Club to try their dangerously delicious Flatliner Burger. With two layers of a cheeseburger and chili, topped with French fries, cheese sauce and bacon, this new burger is a risk too good to miss.

Enjoy Sweet Pepper Bacon at the Burgundy Brook Café, Waffle Chicken Bites from The Deep South Company, or Deluca’s new Chicken Parmigiana Sandwich. If you’re craving something sweet, Pop ‘N Fresh welcomes fall with a new and trendy take on a classic fair food: Pumpkin Pie Funnel Cake. Need more dessert? Stop by the Coffee Break for their Deep Fried Holy Cannoli served with chocolate chip ice cream, hot fudge, caramel, cinnamon, sugar and whipped cream.


No one can resist coming to The Big E without sinking their teeth into a massive Big E Cream Puff. Early morning and late-night Cream Puff cravers can visit our take-out window. The Big Éclair smothered with a layer of smooth chocolate is another crowd pleaser, handmade every day of the Fair and just as rich in flavor. Both desserts are made fresh on location at The Big E Cream Puff Bakery in the New England Center, but can also be found in the Food Court.

If someone brings up The Big E, chances are the Craz-E Burger is soon to follow! The Fair’s signature sandwich made its debut in 2009 and has been a major hit ever since. Make sure there’s room in your stomach for a mouthwatering bacon cheeseburger sandwiched between two halves of a grilled glazed donut.


Doughcos - Anna’s Fried Dough

Blueberry Pierogi Sundae - Moolicious

Ultimate Cowboy Nachos - The Ultimate BBQ - The Food Court

Roast Beef Sandwich on a Kimmelweck Roll - Jim’s Concessions

Deep Fried Oreos - Marion’s Fried Dough

Poutine - at Poutine Gourmet

Cinnamon Caramel Apple Gourmet Mini Donuts – The Donut Family

From new ‘gourmet’ experiences, to tried and true favorites, there truly is something for everyone to fill their plate with at the fair! While some of these foods are attractions in their own right, you can still find plenty of traditional salads, fruits, sandwiches and snacks that aren’t quite as adventurous! Whatever you fill your plate with….. ENJOY!

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