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Directions, Parking & Accommodations

DIRECTIONS

FROM CONNECTICUT AND POINTS SOUTH

Take I-91 North from Rte. 2, I-84, I-95 or the Merritt Parkway — Follow I-91 North to Mass. Exit 3 to Route 5 North to Rte. 147 West, Memorial Avenue approximately 3/4 mi. to ESE’s Gate 9 parking lot.

ALTERNATE ROUTES FROM CONNECTICUT AND POINTS SOUTH

Take I-91 North to Conn. Exit 38 (Poquonock) to Rte. 75 North to Rte. 147 East. Continue approximately 1/2 mile to ESE’s Gate 9 parking lot.

Take I-91 North to Conn. Exit 40 (Bradley Int’l. Airport) to Rte. 20 West to Rte. 75 North to Rte. 147 East. Continue approximately 1/2 mile to ESE’s Gate 9 parking lot.

Take I-91 North to Conn. Exit 42 to Rte. 159 North to Rte. 147 East. Continue approximately 1/2 mile to ESE’s Gate 9 parking lot.

Take I-91 North to Conn. Exit 47 West to Rte. 190 West to Rte. 159 North to Rte. 147 East. Continue approximately 1/2 mile to ESE’s Gate 9 parking lot.

FROM SOUTHWESTERN CONNECTICUT

Take Rte. 10/202 North to Southwick, Mass., turning right onto Rte. 57 East (4.7 mi.) to center of Feeding Hills. Continue straight on Springfield Street to Rte. 147 East, about 2 1/2 mi. to ESE grounds. Continue to ESE’s Gate 9 parking lot.

FROM BRADLEY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Take Rte. 75 North to Rte. 147 East. Continue approximately 1/2 mile to ESE’s Gate 9 parking lot.

FROM NEW LONDON

Follow I-95 South and from Bridgeport, follow I-95 North to New Haven and follow above directions from Connecticut and Points South.

FROM BOSTON AND POINTS EAST

Massachusetts Turnpike West to Exit 4, to Rte. 5 South to Rte. 147 West. Continue approximately 3/4 mi. to ESE’s Gate 9 parking lot.

FROM THE BERKSHIRES AND POINTS WEST

Take the Massachusetts Turnpike East to Exit 4, to Rte. 5 South, to Rte. 147 West. Continue approximately 3/4 mi. to ESE’s Gate 9 parking lot.

FROM VERMONT AND POINTS NORTH

Take I-91 South to Mass. Exit 13B, to Rte. 5 South, to Rte. 147 West. Continue approximately 3/4 mi. to ESE’s Gate 9 public parking lot.

FROM NEW YORK CITY

Take I-95 North to New Haven, CT, travel North on I-91 and follow above directions from Connecticut and Points South. Or, follow Merritt Parkway or I-84 to I-91 North.

FROM LONG ISLAND

Take the Orient Point Ferry to New London, CT or the Port Jefferson Ferry to Bridgeport. From New London, follow I-95 South and from Bridgeport, follow I-95 North to New Haven and follow above directions from Connecticut and Points South.

DOOR-TO-DOOR DIRECTIONS

If you are attending a show/event at Eastern States Exposition (The Big E or non-Fair), use 875 Memorial Avenue, West Springfield, Mass., as your destination address (coordinates: 42 °05’38.88″N – 72 °36’42.36″W – Elev. 52′) to enter Gate 9.

For Gate 1, use 1761 Memorial Avenue as your destination address (coordinates: 42 °05’29.21″N – 72°37’28.35″W – Elev. 53′)

If you are coming to the Executive Offices of Eastern States Exposition, use 1305 Memorial Avenue, West Springfield, Mass., as your destination address (coordinates: 42 °05’34.63″N – 72 °37’09.46″W – Elev. 57′). Please note: This location has parking for Administration Building only – does not allow admission onto fairgrounds.

Storrowton Village and Tavern (Gate 2): Use 1535 Memorial Avenue as destination (coordinates: 42 ° 5’30.96″N – 72 °37’23.56″W – Elev. 53′).

Parking

Year-Round Event Parking

Year-round event parking is $5 (cash only) for non-fair shows held at Eastern States Exposition. Learn more about Fairtime parking for all vehicles (including campers) on TheBigE.com.

Vehicle and pedestrian traffic is through Gates 9 and 2 or Gate 1 when open. There is no pedestrian access at Gates 4 and 5 during non-fair time. Drop offs should proceed to Gate 9.

Please note: On-street parking on Memorial Avenue and adjacent streets or commercial lots during year-round events is strongly discouraged, as this impacts our neighboring residents and businesses. Thank you for your consideration and cooperation.
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ACCOMMODATIONS

The Pioneer Valley offers visitors a choice of options. From downtown high-rise hotels to quaint country inns to snug bed & breakfasts, our accommodations all have one thing in common — a sense of peace and welcome that can only be found here, in the Valley. Unpack, relax, we’re glad you’ve arrived!

You’ll find a listing of area hotels to help guide you in making reservations for your stay as well as other links that will direct you to area attractions, restaurants and more.

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