Agency of Agriculture Invites Vermont Businesses to Big E 2018

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets (VAAFM) invites qualified individuals or organizations to submit proposals for the use of specific commercial/retail space on the grounds of the Vermont Building located at the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, Massachusetts, during the 17 day Big E Fair Season that runs from September 14 – September 30, 2018.

Title 10, Chapter 5, Section 51 of Vermont Statutes Annotated authorize the Secretary of the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets (VAAFM), to manage the use of the Vermont Building by exhibiting the resources, products and general development of the State of Vermont, and for promoting the state’s agricultural, industrial and recreational possibilities.

Application period will be open January 22nd through March 1st.

Proposals must be submitted through the Agency’s online grant management system, Web

Applications WILL ONLY be accepted via the online portal during the open application period.

Applications will be reviewed by a committee in mid-March, and decisions will be sent out to applicants shortly thereafter. As a reminder, this is a competitive process. Please take the time to accurately represent yourself, your business, and your commitment to Vermont. 

If you have questions please contact:

Faith Raymond


Victoria Managan


Take a look at all the fun that was had last year: