WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (Mass Appeal) - New England's Great State Fair wraps up this Sunday and Mass Appeal was at the Big E Friday as the fair gears up for the final big weekend!
The Big E
Ends September 30th
1305 Memorial Avenue (Rte. 147)
West Springfield, MA
(413) 205 – 5115
BIG E SPECIAL AND STATE DAYS:
- Saturday, Sept. 29 - Maine Day
- Sunday, Sept. 30 - Salute to Special Olympics
DAILY SHOWS AT THE BIG E:
SEA LION SPLASH
Shows: Noon, 3:30 & 7PM, 10:30AM on Saturday and Sunday
This spell-binding show is returning to The Big E by popular demand! The mischievous sea creatures of the deep will splash their way into the hearts of fairgoers of all ages as they put on an amusing show. This educational, aquatic adventure showcases the animals' abilities with incredible acrobatic feats and memorable stunts. Fairgoers will have the chance to have their picture taken with the "stars" after the show!
Shows : 1, 4 & 7PM
This free, one-ring, European-style circus is unique to the Fair and is sure to keep fans of all ages on the edge of their seats. You won't believe your eyes as Ringmaster Ty McFarlan takes control of center ring. Shows take place daily at 1, 4 and 7pm.
Shows: 11AM, 1 & 6:30PM
The Peking Acrobats push the human body to the extreme, bringing years of acrobatic arts experience to Western Mass. Since 1986, they have been performing mind-boggling tricks that involve flexibility, strength and control; trick-cycling, tumbling, balancing, and gymnastics to name a few.
CATHERINE HICKLAND "THE HYPNOTIST"
Shows: 11AM, 2 & 6:30PM (No 2PM show on 9/30)
Check out the outrageous, family-friendly Comedy Hypnosis show that will have you rolling on the grass laughing. Celebrity Hypnotist Catherine Hickland will amaze you as she selects members of the audience to participate in her antics. Be part of the experience and watch your friends and family doing things you never imagined possible.
RANDY BURNS, THE MECHANICAL MAN
The Mechanical Man, is back by popular demand, entertaining fairgoers of all ages with his robotic moves and comedic timing. You won't believe what he can do as he moves through the crowd. "The Mechanical Man" is indeed the best robot impersonator in the world, and he is right here on our fairgrounds!
MARDI GRAS PARADE
Shows: 1 & 8PM; weekends at 5PM
The excitement of New Orleans, complete with music, authentic Mardi Gras floats, costumes, and lights. Get ready to reach high and catch some beads as the parade makes its way through the grounds! Join the party at The Big E Mardi Gras Parade! Be a costumed reveler in the parade for only $10.
ENTERTAINMENT AT THE BIG E:
BILLY CURRINGTON WITH SPECIAL GUEST DAVID NAIL – SEPTEMBER 28TH
Since 2005, Currington has been on fire. His singles, "People are Crazy," "Pretty Good at Drinkin' Beer" and "Let Me Down Easy" have all contributed to catapulting his career. Currington has had ten Top 10 hits, seven reaching No. 1. He's been nominated for two Grammy awards as well as Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association honors. He also received the "Hottest Video of the Year" trophy from the fan-voted 2006 CMT Music Awards for "Must Be Doin' Somethin' Right."
JEFF DUNHAM – SEPTEMBER 29TH
Hold on to your funny bone… it's JEFF DUNHAM live with Walter, Peanut and …wait for it…ACHMED! As an entertainer, JeffDunham has truly impacted popular culture, and his characters' catchphrases, such as Achmed's "Silence! I Keel You!" andJosé Jalapeño's "On A Steek!" are now part of our vernacular, much to the delight of multi-generational audiences worldwide.
ALAN JACKSON – SEPTEMBER 30TH
With 35 # 1 hits under his belt, Alan Jackson is a Country superstar. He has 16 CMA and ACM Awards and is a GRAMMY-honored songwriter. His amazing chart success is documented in the recently released 34 Number Ones, highlighting his number one hits. Jackson continues to hold his own in the Country music industry with hits such as "Don't Rock the Juke Box," "Good Time," "Chasin' That Neon Rainbow," "Chattahoochee," "Summertime Blues," "Livin' on Love," "Drive" and many more.