I have wanted to go to The Big E for a long time and recently I finally got to check it out! The Big E is a very large Fair with so much to do, see and EAT! Two tips, prioritize what you want to see and bring your appetite!
Lauren even got to meet The Big E mascot.
It is a good idea to check out the schedule in advance to know what you want to see at what time. You can go here to plan your day. We started out by just taking a walk around to see what was at the Fair. There is so much food! We got to try a bunch of different items that I want to share. First off was Moo-Nuts from Moolicious Farms.
This little beauty is a glazed donut filled with soft serve ice cream in either vanilla, chocolate or swirl. Then you can top it with wet ingredients like hot fudge, peanut butter sauce, marshmallow. Then you can add on a dry topping like toffee, sprinkles, Reese's pieces, and more. It was so good!
I love being able to eat some small bites of different things and that is exactly what we did. Next we headed to Chompers which have three options - Bacon Cheeseburger, Chicken Parm and Taco.
We tried the Chicken Parm and Taco and they were so good.
We also had some amazing sliders from the Bud and Burger Pub. Again a small slider leaving more room to try other foods too. They had a ton of different flavors. We got one with pulled pork and BBQ sauce. It was so good.
We also tried these yummy tator tots from Captain Nemo's.
There was even a cheeseburger on a donut! We didn't try it.
Another thing we didn't try but intrigued me was Fried Kool-Aid.
Of course you can't go to fair without getting fried dough! We got this yummy fried dough from Anna's Fried Dough which also had a taco on top of a fried dough.
These chocolate chip cookies were so good. They were so warm and soft.
These were from Stella's Milk and Cookies.
This Froze drink from Craft Cocktails Inc. was refreshing. It had rose wine, vodka and strawberry puree. Remember this is just a sampling of food and drink, there is so much more I just didn't want to get a tummy ache.
We also enjoyed going to Collector Car Live while we were there which was free with admission. Mike Brewer of Wheeler Dealers and Wayne Carini of Chasing Classic Cars were the emcees.
We got to see so many cool cars and learn all about them.
We also went to the Circus with Bello Nock.
There were so many great acts and it was about an hour show.
Cute little piggy in the show.
There is also a daily Mardi Gras Parade which we enjoyed.
We even saw the Budweiser Clydsdales.
We had to leave The Big E, but we got to bring a little piece of it home with us. Make sure to stop by the bakery and pick up some of these cream puffs, they were amazing!
We had such a fun time! Make sure to check it out as it is here until September 30th!
Disclosure: I was provided with admission to The Big E in addition to tastings of food, parking, slide tickets and an allotment for hotel. No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.