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4-H Events - Eastern States Exposition (ESE or The Big E)

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Eastern States Exposition is New England’s largest fair, also known as “The Big E.” It is usually held in September, in West Springfield, MA.  Maine 4-H members between the ages of 12-18 are eligible to participate in the 4-H Beef, Beef Heifers, Dairy Cattle, Dairy Goats, Dog, Horse, and Sheep shows.

The Big E motivates and recognizes the achievement of individual 4-H members, while encouraging them to work together as a group.  It gives 4-Hers a chance to interact with youth from other states or areas of Maine and to share with the public some of the programs Maine 4-H offers.

Find information about the Big E Ruby Morris Scholarship.

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