Eastern States Exposition is organized as a not-for-profit corporation under the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to:
- Provide an educational experience for urban and rural persons, especially youth, through programs and exhibitions designed to include local and regional participation, demonstration and competition.
- Provide a show window to present the agricultural and other resources of the Northeast and beyond.
- Provide regional facilities for use in serving the best interests of New England and the Northeast.
- Focus attention on the New England heritage and its pioneering spirit that contributes to continuing progress.