WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Officials at the Big E said high turnout this weekend has pushed attendance at this year’s fair to a new record.

Eastern States Exposition President and Chief Executive Officer Eugene Cassidy said attendance on Saturday hit a record 160,872 at the fairgrounds in West Springfield, Mass., helping set a new total attendance record for the 17-day event of 1.38 million. The previous record of 1.37 million was set last year.

The fair ended today with a Beach Boys concert.

The Big E bills itself as the largest fair in the Northeast and features carnival rides, food, music, agricultural contests and exhibits, a circus, daily parades and crafts.


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