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Here you will find photographs and up-to-date press releases on Eastern States Exposition and the annual Big E, which takes place for 17 days every September. Please feel free to browse the selection of photographs and press releases for use in your publication.

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Eastern States Exposition Public Relations & Communications Manager

Catherine Pappas
email:
cpappas@TheBigE.com
Phone: 413.205.5041
Fax: 413.787.0127

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ESE NEWS

EASTERN STATES EXPOSITION RECEIVES 18 INDUSTRY AWARDS

EASTERN STATES EXPOSITION RECEIVES 18 INDUSTRY AWARDS

Eastern States Exposition recently garnered eighteen awards and honors at the 2017 International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE) convention held in Las Vegas, Nevada, November 26-29. Among the awards were nine Hall of Honor Communications, seven Agriculture and two Competitive Exhibits awards.

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W. Springfield High Seniors Awarded Scholarship

W. Springfield High Seniors Awarded Scholarship

Eastern States Exposition awarded scholarships to three 2017 West Springfield High School graduates. The Big E Scholarship is given annually and was established by Eastern States Exposition to benefit graduates of West Springfield High School who intend to further their education. The three $1,000 awards were presented in June.

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Big E Wine Competition Raises Its Glass to New England & New York

Big E Wine Competition Raises Its Glass to New England & New York

The twelfth annual Big E Northeast Gold Wine Competition showcased some of the best tasting wines of New England and New York! The 193 entries from 33 wineries were judged at Eastern States Exposition on June 10, 2017 by four panels of wine aficionados from across the country. The cider component, first introduced in 2016, returned with 29 entries from 11 New England and New York cider mills.

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STORROWTON VILLAGE MUSEUM NEWS

STAN SVEC PORTRAYS LUKE DAY

STAN SVEC PORTRAYS LUKE DAY

Eastern States Exposition’s Storrowton Village Museum will host its annual First Person Presentation, “Luke Day: Revolutionary, Farmer and the Master Spirit in Shays’ Rebellion,” by Stan Svec, January 26 at 7pm, in the Village’s historic Meetinghouse.

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YULETIDE AT STORROWTON - Dec. 2 & 3, 2017

YULETIDE AT STORROWTON - Dec. 2 & 3, 2017

Eastern States Exposition’s Storrowton Village Museum will present Yuletide at Storrowton, Dec. 2 & 3, 11am to 4pm, in West Springfield, Mass. This free winter festival brings the community together to celebrate the holidays with traditional Yuletide activities, entertainment, and shopping in the historic Village. NEW THIS YEAR! The event is also a stop on the annual West Springfield Boys & Girls Club Holiday Tour of Homes Dec. 2.
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AREA GARDEN CLUBS TO DECORATE HISTORIC BUILDINGS

AREA GARDEN CLUBS TO DECORATE HISTORIC BUILDINGS

The Master Gardeners of Storrowton will oversee the entire decorating project alongside Yuletide coordinator, Thelma Greene, of Chicopee, who will manage all event decorating. The historic village will be completely adorned in natural decorations of the season by area garden clubs. Visitors are invited to bring notepads and take photos to record these magnificent holiday ideas to recreate the arrangements for their own holiday décor. 
JESSICA K. FONTAINE NAMED ESE’S DIRECTOR OF STORROWTON VILLAGE MUSEUM

JESSICA K. FONTAINE NAMED ESE’S DIRECTOR OF STORROWTON VILLAGE MUSEUM

Eastern States Exposition is pleased to introduce Jessica K. Fontaine, of Chicopee, Mass., as the new Director of Storrowton Village Museum. Fontaine has been an integral volunteer in the Village for nearly 20 years. She comes to Eastern States Exposition from her position as director of Student Conduct, Rights and Responsibilities at Hampshire College.

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BIG E NEWS

ESE SHATTERS ATTENDANCE RECORD WITH 1,525,553 VISITORS AT 2017 FAIR

ESE SHATTERS ATTENDANCE RECORD WITH 1,525,553 VISITORS AT 2017 FAIR

A record number of visitors attended The Big E, in West Springfield, Mass., breaking the Fair’s all-time high attendance figure, with a final tally of 1,525,553. The previous record, of 1,498,605, was set in 2014. October 1 attendance was 137,208, also a new record for the final Sunday of the 17-day Fair. 
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