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Vend in the Vermont Building at the Big E

Bear carving and string lights at the Vermont Building

OVERVIEW

The Vermont Building is one of six New England buildings on the Avenue of the States at the Big E, a 17-day fair and exposition which takes place each September in West Springfield, MA. During this event, which brings in approximately 1.6 million people each year, the Vermont Building is home to a variety of Vermont food and retail businesses which showcase the best of what Vermont has to offer and is a great opportunity for Vermont businesses to expand their market and increase brand recognition.

The 2023 Big E will take place September 15 - October 1.

VENDOR BOOTHS IN THE VERMONT BUILDING

The Vermont Building at the Big E is host to roughly 25 vendors each September. Booth spaces are offered for both retail and food/beverage products. There are booth spaces for the entirety of the 17-day fair, for 8-9 day rotating spots, and occasionally for 5-7 days.

The application to vend in the Vermont Building at the 2023 Big E will open in January 2023.

HARVEST NEW ENGLAND DAY

Businesses interested in trying their product out at the Big E without a multi-day commitment are encouraged to first participate by vending at Harvest New England Day, a single day event. Vendors participate in the farmers market-style event on the front lawn of the Vermont Building. There is no fee to participate at this level. The application process is separate from multi-day vendor participation.

The application to vend at Harvest New England Day at the 2023 Big E will open in Spring 2023.

Please sign up for VAAFM's Agriculture Development Newsletter to be notified when the applications to vend at the Vermont Building and Harvest New England Day open next year.

Program Contact

Kristen Brassard
kristen.brassard@vermont.gov
802-522-3742

WebGrants Technical Assistance

Melissa Moon
melissa.moon@vermont.gov
802-622-4128

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