WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Thursday is Massachusetts Day at the Big E, and to celebrate the fair’s host state, there will be special guests, including Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito.
Massachusetts Day at the fair puts a focus on the state: everything from food to agriculture to local businesses. All six New England states have their own designated day at the fair, with Maine, Rhode Island, and Connecticut Days having already taken place. New Hampshire Day will be Friday, while Vermont Day will be on Saturday.
Governor Charlie Baker was joined by Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito. The state leaders spent time in the Massachusetts building with the Department of Conservation and Agriculture visiting with local business owners about products created right here in the Commonwealth. Maple syrup, honey, and other locally made products are among them.
“This is a great opportunity for the agricultural community to come together and talk about the new things that are going on in agriculture and obviously one of the reasons this got started in the first place and a big part of why its been around for 106 years,” said Governor Baker.
Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Maine have already been celebrated. Friday is New Hampshire Day at the Big E and Saturday is Vermont Day.