WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The beginning of the end of the state’s largest fair and its festivities looms ahead.

The Big E will be wrapping up this weekend which means the final Friday of September was also the last Friday of the fair season.

Thousands from all over continue to trek to western Massachusetts as the fair has seen record-high attendance numbers. One fair-goer came all the way from Nebraska and some from as far away as France.

“It’s awesome, a ton of people, a great atmosphere, and the food is amazing! The history behind it all, it’s amazing,” said David Coenen of Nebraska.

Remi Bourhis from France expressed, “This is my first time in the U.S. I absolutely love it here. It’s my first experience at The Big E, so it’s a very nice time.”

Brandon D’Amours from Boston said, “You know he is not from this country, and I wanted to show him a little bit of western Massachusetts and the culture over here! This is a great fair. It’s a ton of fun and lots of good food and drinks.”

If you haven’t had the chance to enjoy the festivities, it is time to make haste, as you only have two days left. Gates open at 8 a.m. on both Saturday and Sunday and will close for the year on Sunday at 10 p.m.