Friday, September 21, 2007

It's Fall Fair Season In New England

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As skiers and snowboarders await the season to start here in New England why not check out some cool Fairs and Fall Foliage.

The The Big E in West Springfield Massachusetts runs from Sept. 14th thru the 30th. The The Big E or The Eastern States Exposition is one of the oldest and biggest fairs in New England. The Big E has grown from a agriculture get together for farmers into a good time for the whole family. Some of the highlights are WebKinz ,and Montgomery and Gentry Sept. 28th.

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A hint about parking at The Big E is that the locals turn their land into parking areas. You can save money for the fair itself by using these alternate parking areas. You can take The shuttle and put some cash in the hosts pockets.

Also when your in the area you can also check out the

Basketball Hall of Fame , or Six Flags New England .

While your in the area we recommend checking out White Hut Hotdogs on Memorial Ave. (Same Street as The Big E).Our family has enjoyed White Hut since they opened. The White Hut restaurant has been providing the highest quality hamburgs and hot dogs to the greater Springfield area for 67 years. Throughout those years, its humble 600 square feet of space and twelve stools have served millions with consistency and simplicity. In its third generation of ownership, the business continues to grow offering longtime loyal customers as well as new customers the opportunity to "relish the White Hut experience."

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Another Famous restaurant that got it's start in the area is Friendly's Ice Cream the first Friendly's Ice Cream shop opened in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1935, they created a place where family, friends and neighbors could enjoy delicious food and ice cream, friendly service and reasonable prices. My dad put himself through school working at this restaurant. Lots of history in the area.

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There is also another fair. The Bolton Fair is Massachusetts' best two-day fair, an old fashioned country fair in a great setting, on 35 acres of woods and fields along the Nashua River on the Lancaster/Bolton line, four miles west of exit 27, Interstate Route 495 on Route 117 in Central Massachusetts.
Fall begins Sunday September 21 st. Keep your eyes on the Killington Web Site for signs of opening day. Killington is a great barometer for opening day even if they are not the first you will find hints of what happening with the upcoming season.

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King Richards Faire is another great experience during the fall. King Richard's Faire is a vivid recreation of a 16th century English marketplace at festival time. Actors, dancers, puppeteers, jugglers, minstrels, mimes, magicians and musicians perform each weekend for the favor of his Royal Highness King Richard.