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Big E 2010 -- Fair Food Highlights

zhecht | Aug 23, 2010 06:13 PM

As Labor Day quickly approaches, my thoughts start turning towards the junk-food highlight of my year: the Big E in West Springfield, MA. For those of you not familiar with the event, the Big E is a combined state fair for the five New England states. In addition to the farm and craft displays, the midway, and the Mardi Gras parade, the Big E features dozens and dozens of food vendors selling from carts, trucks, and from inside each state's pavilion. I'll post below my list of foods I'm looking forward to, but I'm interested to hear what other people's fair favorites are, as well as what new finds people are discovering this year.

The list of State House vendors is at and the list of outside vendors is at but it seems incomplete (many vendors say on their own sites that they will be there, but aren't listed yet).

My list:
Chocolate Covered Bacon (CT))
Stuffed Quahog (RI)
Salmon on a Stick (ME)
Pumpkin Rice Pudding (Down Home Pudding, near gate 9)
Apple Crisp w/ ice cream or cheddar cheese (VT)
Gorgonzola cheese fries (MIA in 2009 but on New England Ave near the Young Bldg in 2008)
Lobster roll (ME)
Pierogies (Millie's Pierogies)
Finnish pancakes (MA - Finn Cakes)
Fried pickles (Dr. Vegetable)
Fried Oreos (Piche's Beignets)
Del’s (frozen) Lemonade (RI - Del's Lemonade)
Big Éclair (New England Center)
Maple milk (VT or Farm Center)
Ravioli (RI - Venda Ravioli)
Cabot's Big E exclusive extra-sharp cheddar (VT)
Kettle corn (MA or NH)

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