This 175-acre site is home to The Big E, “New England’s Autumn Tradition,” attracting more than one million visitors each September. For more than 80 years this 17-day fair has entertained and informed both young and old with world-class performers, agricultural exhibitions and competitions, horse shows, a Mardi Gras parade, a circus under The Big Top, the Avenue of States, Storrowton Village Museum, shopping, foods from around the world and so much more. From October through August, the grounds host more than 100 annual shows including craft, collectibles, horse, dog, hobby, home, sporting, and trade, drawing more than 800,000 people. Storrowton Village Museum is open for public tours from June through August and offers, tours and programs for school groups.
• Holyoke Heritage State Park Guided Tours
Year ’round, Holyoke Heritage State Park Guided Tours 221 Appleton Street, Holyoke.
• Bright Nights at Forest Park
Springfield’s Forest Park becomes a stage for fantasy light displays during the Christmas holidays.
• Live Blues at Theodore’s
Live Blues at Theodore’s Worthington Street, Springfield.
• Six Flags New England – Family Fun
Brave the twisted new world of Bizarro, a surreal coaster transformation opening in late May. Superman.