The annual Big E event is held amidst the luscious landscapes of New England. The 17-day event takes place in autumn and is the largest fair in the northeast. The extravaganza houses agricultural exhibits along with animals and crafts. The festival offers live entertainment such as music shows, circus, parades as well as rides. It?s one of the most awaited fairs of the year and has activities for the entire family. Big E is the brainchild of Joshua L. Brooks and held its first show in 1917. It was designed to help boost the farming industry and showcased the innovations in the field. Earlier the exposition focused primarily on agriculture and held competitions that gave the farmers an opportunity to improve their quality. In 1968 the event was revamped and a lot of other activities were added to raise the attendance. Big E marks the celebration of autumn and takes place amidst the crisp October air. The beautiful colors of fall foliage and the spectacular surroundings add to the festival?s appeal. Each day of this glorious fair is filled with lot of attractions and has something for everyone. Spread on a huge space, Big E includes indoor as well as outdoor activities. Since the event started, Avenue of States has remained a popular feature and showcases smaller-sized replicas of the statehouses in the region. Each statehouse is built with an aim to project the traditions and the norms of that state. Through an interactive journey the visitors get to experience the culture of different states as well as enjoy the new products offered by them. It was Brooks desire to bring all six New England states under one roof, so that they could share their ideas and assist each other in improving the agriculture system. This move by him has raised the bar for the agriculturalists as they try to out-do one another. Big E hosts several other educational exhibits such as ?Storrowton Village Museum? and ?Farm-A-Rama?. The former offers complete historical information on the region and how everything worked in the early 19th century. ?Farm-A-Rama? is considered the heart of agriculture education and includes display of livestock along with giant crops. The festival has a Musician Hall of Fame museum that honors various legends and showcases their artifacts, instruments as well as bestselling records. Big E offers entertainment for fairgoers of all ages. People can indulge in musical concerts that are held in the outdoor, Comcast Arena. With a capacity of over 6000, it features performances by several leading bands and artists. The open-air location creates a great ambience and the audiences can enjoy great music while basking in the outstanding surroundings. The arena hosts, ?Court of Honor Stage? that stages live performances by various music legends. This musical night is one if the biggest attractions of the event and witnesses a huge crowd. The daily parade, ?The Big E Mardi Gras Parade? remains the highlight of Big E and was introduced for the first time in 2000. The colorful activity showcases eight custom-made floats that are themed differently. From Caribbean islands to Rio, Venice to New Orleans as well as patriotic floats, all are a part of this sensational display. The grand parade is supported by marching bands as well as other Big E contingents. ?The Big E Super Circus? has attracted a lot of audiences over the years. Underneath a huge top tent, people of all age groups get to enjoy incredible stunts, acts by animal trainers as well as performances by several comedians. There are a lot of other delights including stilt walkers, jugglers and trapezists. Big E has a large amusement park that offers variety of rides built for the young and the young-at-heart alike. Known as the ?North American Midway?, the facility has some of the best rides in the world. Young children can have fun in the Kiddieland, whereas the adults can enjoy the thrills of fast and sky-high rides. The Giant Wheel is one of the most popular rides in the carnival as it offers the majestic view of the surrounding landscapes. Big E has an impressive variety of food trucks which includes cuisines from all over the region. The fair involves other attractions like shopping, contests and horseshows. You can now enjoy New England?s most colorful season in style. Buy your Discount Big E Tickets and be a part of a fun-filled event. The amenities will show you and your family a great time!