Yes, it's a BIG one!

The Eastern States Exposition, otherwise known as The Big E, will open on Friday, September 17th, and then run through Sunday, October 3rd, on the fairgrounds in West Springfield, Massachusetts.  It didn't take place last year because of the nasty COVID-19 pandemic, so organizers are saying that this year's event will be a big one, if not the biggest ever.

The BIG E is like a Maine fair on steroids, with a huge livestock area complete with competitions, a farmer's market open Thursday throughout Saturday, the biggest midway in New England along with many mechanical rides, a big building for every state in New England located on the Avenue Of States that's filled with products and food, and of course the shows and live concerts.

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Some of the acts and concerts this year include, Jay & The Americans, Goo Goo Dolls, Billy Idol, Styx, Pat Benatar, Little Texas, and Kashmir, a Led Zeppelin tribute band.

The Maine building on the Avenue of States is a replica of the original Maine statehouse, and it's loaded with products produced in Maine including freshly baked potatoes which are always a big hit at the Big E. One will normally find the long benches out in the front of the building filled with people eating Maine baked potatoes. Folks can also plan their Maine vacation there and check out some of the animals that reside in our state while sampling other products like blueberries, beer, lobster rolls, and salmon.

One big piece of advice, if you plan on attending, is to get there early in the day!  If you're early enough you can enjoy everything, but by noontime, the place is literally mobbed.

$3.5 Million Bar Harbor Estate For Sale Includes An Amazing Pool

The stuff that dreams are made of!

Wow, look at this huge solar-heated saltwater swimming pool, which is part of this $3.5 million dollar estate for sale located on the shore of Salsbury Cove in Bar Harbor. There's certainly enough room in it for all of your family and friends, and then some! Just imagine the pool parties that you could hold here. Where's that volleyball?

The property built in 2009 is located at 65 Shore Acres Road and consists of the main house and a couple of really nice seasonal guesthouses on 2.64 acres right on the shore. All total we're talking 6 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms and a total of 5,826 square feet. Pretty amazing, and that's what your guests are sure to say when they stop by to visit or to spend a few fun-filled and relaxing days by the ocean in Bar Harbor.

The property is listed for sale by Jamie O'Keefe on Realtor.com..

Peek Inside The Most Expensive House Currently For Sale In Maine

This $10.5 million compound on Hope Island in Casco Bay is the stuff that dreams are made of. With expansive grounds, a couple of guest houses, a horse barn, and a dock that connects to deep water frontage, what more would one desire?

Take A Look Inside The Least Expensive Home For Sale In Maine

Take a peek inside and out of this very slammin' and radical property, and if you find it to be totally off the hook, then hook up with the realtor for the lowdown.