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Directions & Parking

FROM CONNECTICUT & POINTS SOUTH

Take I-91 North from Rte. 2, I-84, I95 or the Merritt Pkwy. Follow I91 North to Mass. Exit 3 to Route 5 North to Rte. 147 West (Memorial Avenue) approximately 3/4 miles to Gate 9 parking lot.
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ALTERNATE ROUTES FROM CONNECTICUT & 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 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 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 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 Gate 9 parking lot.
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FROM BRADLEY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Take Rte. 75 North to Rte. 147 East. Continue approximately 1/2 mile to ESE Gate 9 parking lot.
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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 1 mi. to ESE Gate 9 parking lot.
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FROM BOSTON & POINTS EAST

Take the Massachusetts Turnpike West to Exit 6 (Springfield). Go left at the light, following I-291 West to I-91 North (exit 2B). Take exit 9B to route 20W driving over the North End Bridge to traffic circle. At circle, take 2nd exit to Route 20 and follow signs to The Big E.

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

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FROM THE BERKSHIRES & 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 Gate 9 parking lot.
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FROM VERMONT & 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 Gate 9 public parking lot.
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FROM NEW YORK CITY

Take I-95 North to New Haven, Conn., 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.
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FROM LONG ISLAND

Take the Orient Point Ferry to New London, Conn. or the Port Jefferson Ferry to Bridgeport.
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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.
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GPS INFO

  • 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′).
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Parking

Year-Round Event Parking

Year-round event parking is $5 (cash only) for non-fair shows held at Eastern States Exposition.

Please Note: On-street parking on Memorial Avenue and adjacent streets and in commercial lots during year-round events is STRONGLY DISCOURAGED as this impacts our neighboring residents and businesses. Access (vehicle and walk-in) is through Gates 9 and 2 (Gate 1 when open). There is no walk-in access at Gates 4 and 5. Drop offs should proceed to Gate 9. Thank you for your consideration and cooperation.

Big E Camper Parking – $20 per space/per day (cash only). A limited number of parking spaces are available for self-contained camper units only on a first-come, first-served basis. An additional charge of $10 will apply for each extended awning or car occupying any adjacent space.
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Parking During The Big E

Big E Automobile Parking – $10 per vehicle Automobile parking is available for our guests at Gate 9 for $10 (cash only). Our handicapped parking and drop off area is located inside the Gate 9 parking area at Gate 9A. The Big E provides 580 accessible parking spaces, exceeding the code requirement of 58 spaces, on a first-come, first-served basis. The Gate 9A area is also available for the drop-off/pick-up of handicapped, elderly or otherwise impaired passengers. Several adjacent private parking lots are located in the neighborhoods along Memorial Avenue and are not affiliated with The Big E.

Big E Camper Parking – See above
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