September 25, 2018
September 23, 2018 / West Springfield, MA - Vermont Day at the region’s biggest fair was one for the record books. The Eastern States Exposition, or Big E Fair, in West Springfield, MA, set an all-time attendance record with 172,659 people coming through the gates on Saturday September, 22.
The Governor applauded the lineup of products including apple pie and crisp; wood fired pizza; craft beer; flannel, wool, and Vermont branded clothing; sweets and treats; many varieties of cheese; maple syrup, maple candy and maple crème cones; ice cream; artisan products, and Vermont became the first and only location at the Big E to feature CBD products. The Governor even carved his own bear with a chainsaw under the watchful eye of Bear’s Den Carving from Townshend.
“Thank you to all our vendors who put in tireless days to staff the building, represent their products, and showcase the integrity of Vermont! These are many of the people who make the Vermont building and our state so special,” said Agriculture Secretary Anson Tebbetts.
The success of the building would not be possible without partnership from Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing, who staff the Vermont booth; Buildings and General Services, who are responsible for the beautiful improvements to the building; and Vermont State Police troopers, who are down recruiting more young people to work in the Green Mountain State.
More pictures from the Big E and Vermont Day can be found here and on the VAAFM Facebook page.
Policy and Communications Director / Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets