September 16, 2022 | Montpelier VT – For 17 days each September, the Big E in West Springfield, MA, fills with hundreds of thousands of fairgoers. Since 1929, the historic Vermont Building has introduced many of those visitors to the dynamic products and unique Vermont food experiences that make visiting Vermont so special. The 2022 event begins today and runs until October 2nd.
This year brings a return to pre-pandemic activity across the fairgrounds and in the Vermont Building. This Eastern States Exposition event brought in almost $2 million in sales to Vermont businesses in 2019 alone. With 1.6 million attendees in 2019, the commitment to this event is no small undertaking for these businesses each year. Twenty-three Vermont vendors will welcome visitors again to share a little Vermont in Massachusetts this year. The nearly 100-year-old Vermont Building has undergone recent improvement and is looking better than ever!
“Visitors will get an authentic Vermont experience when they weave their way through the Vermont building,” Agriculture Secretary Anson Tebbetts said. “From world class products to world class food and beverages our Green Mountain companies are ready to serve up a taste of Vermont”
To celebrate Vermont Day this coming Saturday, September 24th, there will be music with Vermont musicians, Ben & Jerry’s ice cream and sugar on snow outside on the lawn. Vermont Day is typically the largest day of the fair, bringing in 170,000 fairgoers on that day alone.
You’ll find these Vermont vendors at the Vermont Building this year: The Skinny Pancake, Better Wheel Workshops, Eden Specialty Ciders, Halladay's Harvest Barn, J&P Bonita Enterprises, Ben & Jerry's, Mother Myrick's Confectionery, Vermont Clothing Company, Vermont Maple Sugar Makers Association, The Village Peddler, FinAllie Ferments, Green Mountain Concessions, Bergamot + Amor, Hilaryannlove Studio, Sugar Bob's Finest Kind , Teen Challenge Vermont, Treeline, Willow Bend Publishing, Nomadic Kitchen, KIS Kombucha, Bear's Den Carving, Danforth Pewter, and the Long Trail Brewing Company.
Find more information about the Vermont Building at https://www.thebige.com/p/thingstodo/avenue/vermont-building.
Find more information about the Big E at https://www.thebige.com/.