Eastern States Exposition (ESE or The Big E)

The Big E Fair, West Springfield, MA
September 23-26, 2023 (Travel Dates)
Registration Fee: $50

Maine 4-H participants on stage at 2021 4-H Big E event.The Communication Science Team will travel to the Big E in West Springfield, Massachusetts on September 23, 2023. Presentations on the stage at the New England Center will go on from 10 AM to 5 PM on September 24 and 25. We will travel home on September 26. A $50.00 registration fee includes travel to and from The Big E, meals while at The Big E and three nights lodging in the Moses Dormitory on the fairgrounds. Limited scholarships are available on an as-needed basis.

Participants will need money to purchase meals on the ride down and back along with any spending money you wish to bring for your stay at the fair. There is a lot to do and see at The Big E Fair that is free!

This travel opportunity is open to youth ages fourteen and older.


Register Online
Register and pay online by June 15th.

To participate in this event, you must complete and sign forms below. Your registration will not be considered complete until your forms have been received.

Please print, sign, and mail the completed forms to 24 Main Street, Lisbon, ME 04252:

Contact Cathy at cathy.gray@maine.edu or 207-581-8203 for more information. For general information about 4-H at the Eastern States Exposition, visit The Big E.

If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Cathy Bartlett Gray cathy.gray@maine.edu or 207.581.8203 or 1.800.287.1482 (in Maine) to discuss your needs. Receiving requests for accommodations at least 10 days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request, however all requests will be considered.

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