Friday, September 2, 2011

13 Days & Counting until The Big E!

Just 13 days until the gates open! Excited? I sure am! But hey, who’s counting? Looking out the Brooks Building from the Marketing department, I can see the yellow benches where the Court of Honor stage will be set-up.

The Court of Honor Stage, sponsored by Comcast, will be hosting free entertainment including: Extreme Vegas, daily at 11, 3 & 8 p.m.; Frankie Lymon’s Legendary Teenagers, Sept. 16 – 22 at 1 & 6:30 p.m., The Buckinghams, Sept 23 – 27 at 1 & 6:30 p.m. and Yvonne Elliman, Sept. 28 – Oct 2 at 1 & 6:30 p.m.

Just to the left of my view is Hampden Avenue, which just received its make-over! It is complete, and looks fabulous! Fairgoers this year will have nothing but smooth sailing for their visit at the Fair.

Hot Diggid-E Dog
This year, the Fair will have two delicious hot dog creations available to fairgoers. The first, the New England Dog, a hot dog wrapped in bacon with baked beans and cheddar cheese is sure to have your taste buds in an uproar. Also, Captain Nemo’s Galley’s newest creation, the Hot Diggid-E Dog, is a hot dog wrapped in bacon with spicy coleslaw and fresh jalapeno, all in a gourmet hot dog roll from Bernardino’s Bakery. It got its name from a “Name That Dog” Facebook contest and the winning entry was selected August 22. Congratulations to Heather Liebensohn, of Shelton, Conn., who won four tickets to The Big E and four Hot Diggid-E Dogs!

Be sure to try one, if not both of these creations!

Other new foods available at the Fair this year include:
Fried Kool Aid at the Fried Dough Concession inside Gate 9A
Deep Fried Whoopie Pies at Sugar Shakers on New England Avenue
Red Velvet Funnel Cake at the Apple Fritter Concession on West Road
Deep Fried Twinkies at the Fried Cheesecake Concession on Commonwealth Avenue
Fried Brownie Bits at The Coffee Break in the Food Court

The Big E Corn Challenge!
Delicious new concoctions from our concessionaries! One stipulation, they must be made from corn! Vote for your favorite. Details to come!

You’ll find… Red’s Tutti Frutti Popcorn at Red’s Red Apples, Corn Poppers at Osborne Mushroom Farm, Country Fried Shepherd’s Pie at EB’s in the Food Court and Corn Cake Pulled Pork Muffin at Scirrotto’s Cinnamon City behind the Stroh Building.

Have You Purchased Your Tickets Yet?
Advanced Discount Tickets are available! You can purchase them NOW through Sept. 14 at Big Y® World Class Markets®, online at or The Big E Box Office. Adults are $12 and Children (6-12) are $8.

You may also purchase an Advance Pay-One-Price Midway Magic Pass, which includes unlimited rides any one day of the Fair, Mon – Fri, for just $20. You also have the option to exchange for 24 ride coupons for Sat & Sun.

Value passes are also available at Big Y® World Class Markets®, online and at The Big E Box Office & Big E Gates NOW through Oct. 2. The passes are good all 17 days of the Fair, Adults, $40 and Children (6-12), $20.

That’s it for now! The clock is ticking and the gates will open before you know it! Are you ready…?

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