September 16, 2013

My Weekend // The Big E


Obviously, the only picture that I took of TJ and myself was taken on my cell phone.

For the first time in five years, we were actually home in Massachusetts and able to attend The Big E. To say that I was excited is an understatement.

There's no better way to celebrate the sights, sounds, and tastes of Fall in New England than at The Big E. 

From local beer, to Maine Baked Potatoes, Massachusetts Lobster Rolls, New Hampshire Maple Candy, Vermont Cheddar Cheese, corn dogs, cotton candy, caramel apples, sausage grinders, fried dough, fried pickles, fried Snickers, chocolate covered bacon, sugared doughnuts ... there's something for everyone, and trust me, the tummy ache that you have the next day is absolutely worth it.

There are also multiple concerts (we saw DJ Pauly D and guess what? I was (fist)PUMPED!), an incredible array of crafts and local goodies, livestock barns, tractor pulls (yes, I'm into that), the Clydesdale's horses, and more.

The Big E is a loud, tacky, silly, and smelly tradition - it's good old fashioned fun that I'm so happy I was home to celebrate with TJ and our friends.

Have you ever been to The Big E? 
Do you get as excited as I do about the local fair?

xo,
Kym

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27 comments

  1. I can't remember the last time I went to a fair! I would have fist pumped too had I seen Pauly D ;)

    Kam | A Married Couple & Their Travels

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  2. Love fall fairs! Naturally, the animal barns are my fav :)

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  3. Big D and I go every year. The Big E is a wonderful place to walk, explore, laugh and make new memories with old friends. I am glad you were able to make it this year. We are going on the 25th.

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  4. I am OBSESSED with our fair- the state fair of texas. It is so fun!

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  5. I was so pumped to see him! I must say, he was wicked boring though! I could stand up there and push play, too ... but it was pretty cool, nonetheless!! :)

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  6. You would have LOVED it, Mar! So many farm animals, and the Clydesdale horses were so beautiful :)

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  7. I just wish it wasn't so freaking expensive! But it was definitely worth it :) Have fun with D!! I'd love to join you but I think we're leaving next week! You better take lots of pics and eat an order of fried pickles for me :)

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  8. You're telling me. My girlfriend and I shared FIVE orders of fried pickles. FIVE!!! Yum yum yum!!

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  9. Sounds like fun & the food looks amazing! I love the picture of the "swing ride" (I'm sure that is the official name for it, right??)

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  10. I have a good friend from Mass. who described this to me, and I would love to go someday! As someone who grew up attending fairs to show animals, I love any excuse to go to a fair and just hang out and enjoy myself. :)

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  11. How fun! I'm slightly jealous about seeing Pauly D. I love going to the fair and some cookies I entered into the Los Angeles Fair just took first place! You're right, it's just good ol' fashion fun.

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  12. Thanks for the nice comment you left on my blog. Wow you lived in Hannover and Duisberg? I've actually neve heard of the second one but it's in Germany so it must be awesome. Your hubs is a pro hockey player? My hubs would be so jealous, he loves hockey and he plays for two teams here in Bavaria. He loves it because he is able to play again because he missed it so much from high school. Wish I could do that!
    -Brittany Ruth

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  13. I've never heard of The BIg E but it looks pretty awesome. There's so many places I've made a note of for when I do my traveling around America... I just don't know how I'm going to cram it all in! But as this is a local fair, it's something I'd like to do as I'm more of a finding the hidden gems kind of girl ;)

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  14. it looks like a lot of fun! I've always wanted to go to the state fair but it's so expensive :( probably not to most people but to a broke college student it is lol

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  15. REALLY?! Do you have little city celebrations or anything? I think I should come visit and experience life there myself ;)

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  16. Haha! I'm not sure if it has an official name, we just call it "the swings" ;)

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  17. Oh yeah, you'd be in HEAVEN Megan! The animals are in abundance and there are plenty of horse shows, "best of's" etc!!

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  18. Haha!! The people that we were with made fun of me in the beginning when I was genuinely excited to see him, but they got in on the fist pumping too ;) CONGRATS on your first place win, that's so awesome!!

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  19. I did! Duisburg is a small city, it's about 40 minutes away from/near Dusseldorf. TJ does play hockey - there are plenty of teams down in Bavaria, your husband should go try out :)

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  20. Oh The Big E is SO much fun :) If you're ever in New England around the 2nd and 3rd week of September, definitely venture your way to West Springfield, MA! :)

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  21. Ugh, it is so expensive. Attending was definitely a treat for us!

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  22. He does play for two teams already, but they are recreational teams.

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  23. Yes I know, he should try out for one of the pro teams down there :)

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  24. Nope, we don't have anything like that - just a few yummy markets. And National Braai (BBQ) Day next week! But you should come visit and experience anyway! x

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  25. haha he isn't that great, plus he already has a job. i'll tell him you said that though lol

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  26. Every single one of these photos makes me homesick for the US!
    And yep, I think New England is the BEST place to be in Autumn :)

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