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 Eastern States Exposition (Big E), a 17-day fair and exposition which takes place each September in West Springfield, MA. During this event, which brings in approximately 1.5 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 2022 Big E will take place September 16 - October 2.

Vendor Booths at the Vermont Building

The Vermont Building at the Big E is host to roughly 28 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 2022 Big E is now closed. If you missed the deadline, but are still interested in joining us, you have two options:

  1. Join us at Harvest New England Day (see below)
  2. Reach out to Kristen Wirkkala at kristen.wirkkala@vermont.gov to be notified if space becomes available.

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.

Event Date: September 30, 2022

Application Deadline: June 30, 2022

To apply, visit: https://bit.ly/hnevt22

Program Contact

Kristen Wirkkala
kristen.wirkkala@vermont.gov
802-522-3742

WebGrants Technical Assistance

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

Contact Information

Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets

116 State Street
Montpelier, Vt 05620-2901
802.828.2430

 

Program Contacts

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