Blog: What We Love About the Big E

29 Aug 2018 9:23 PM | Naomi Halter (Administrator)

Anyone who lives in, works in, or has another significant connection to NH can volunteer at the NH Tourism Booth - Read on to find out why people love to volunteer at the Big E! Sign up for shifts at:

Love, love, love the Big E. I have been volunteering for 6 years, staying for three days each time (doing 3 or 4 shifts) and I still haven't seen everything. We meet so many interesting people and I personally enjoy telling parents with children all the fun things the White Mountains have to offer. One of my favorite topics is the Indian Head Resort and its fabulous children's programs. Last year I had a lady so excited she called her husband and asked him to look into it for their next vacation. Of course, the first thing I do when I get there is go through all the state buildings. It never gets old.

Helen M.
GSA, Comfort Inn Concord Class of 2011

As a NH Welcome Booth volunteer, I would look at each person entering the building and say “Welcome to New Hampshire!”  The most common reply was, “I LOVE you people!  I can’t wait to move to New Hampshire!” Lotta fun!

Jan B.
GSA, Stark Brewing Company Class of 2017

The best thing about the Big E is our building! Or maybe it is the people who bring the building to life for 17 days; or it could be the great food our vendors serve up; or maybe it’s working the crowds that come to enjoy a little of New Hampshire and learn of our favorite... you name it.  But in reality it is all that mixed together.

Bob S. 
GSA, Strawbery Banke Museum Class of 2007

A tip for your shift: "Keep your apron and nametag on when roaming the NH Building looking for lunch - it comes at 1/2 the price - then you can tell our guests at the booth how great the food is."

Gretchen Z.
GSA, Stonewall Farm Class of 2004

It’s great volunteering at the Big E for the Granite State! I had so much fun last year talking with the guests and the other volunteers. It’s great to be able to inform all who walk through the NH house of the wonderful things that not only New Hampshire Motor Speedway has to offer besides NASCAR races, but all the fun New Hampshire has to offer.  I am looking forward to another fun day this fall.

New Hampshire Motor Speedway

The Big E was a wonderful experience and a perfect summation of what it means to be a Granite State Ambassador. My 3-hour stint passed so quickly I couldn’t believe it was over! In 3 hours, I spoke with at least 150 people and had the chance to pitch the Granite State as a perfect destination for campers, holiday trips, and adventurers. It was the perfect opportunity to put into practice everything we learn in training! Give it a try! You won’t be disappointed!

Mary M.
GSA, NHTI, Concord's Community College Class of 2017

Just plain being there at the Big E is an experience. Love it so much. So many people that come into the building when asked if they have been to New Hampshire say NO!!! So from there it's very easy to brag about our state and I'm pretty sure they will come up for a visit! Also being the first faces that most people see in the building is sooooo much fun! Smiles all around!

Anita M.
GSA, Lake Opechee Inn & Spa Class of 2007

Any NH resident or person with a significant connection to NH can volunteer at the Big E! To learn more, and sign up, visit:

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