State of Maine Building at Eastern States Expo

Mark your calendar for September 13 - 29, 2019!

The Fair begins the second Friday after Labor Day.

Future Dates:
2020 Dates: Sept. 18 - Oct. 4, 2020
2021 Dates: Sept. 17 - Oct. 3. 2021

For Fairgoers

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The Maine Building
Showcasing Maine since 1925!
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Press & Promotions
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About The Big E!
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For Exhibitors/Vendors

To exhibit, present & represent Maine!
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Exhibitor Resources
Vendor Services, FAQs
Important Dates
Event schedules & deadlines

The Maine Building

The State of Maine Building is an exhibition and trades display venue showcasing the best of Maine to more than 850,000 visitors annually who attend "The Big E." The building is located on the grounds of Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, Massachusetts on the Expo’s Avenue of New England States.

The Agricultural Resource and Development Division of MDACF operates and maintains the building for the purpose of ‘exhibiting, publicizing and advertising Maine's products and resources in agriculture, industry, fisheries, forests, wildlife and recreation.’ The State of Maine has participated in this exciting display of New England traditions since 1925.

Press & Promotions

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For Exhibitors/Vendors

Interested in being a part of this great event? Exhibit with us!


Exhibition space is available at the venue! The Agricultural Resources team within the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry manages the State of Maine Building venue. We offer Maine businesses and organizations an opportunity to rent commercial space in the State of Maine Building. An application must be submitted for consideration by any interested vendor.

We aim to maintain a balance of educational and commercial exhibits in the building with an atmosphere that continues to exemplify Maine and its unique way of life. Only items which are produced, grown, crafted, manufactured or significantly altered in Maine may be sold in the Maine building.

Exhibitor Resources

The State of Maine Building is one of seven distinct buildings on the Avenue of States—including six for each New England state, and one for the Grange—located on the Eastern States Exposition (ESE) grounds.

Exhibition Resources:

For All Building Vendors

For Food Vendors

Important Dates! Annual Schedule and Deadlines

Month Items Due
January Applications due, committee reviews and award recommendation is made
February-March Contract notices sent to exhibit space award recipients
  • Special activities and event forms available
  • Exhibitor agreements sent to recipients
TBD-Spring/Summer Exhibitor meeting. Eastern States Exposition Staff provide updates
  • First minimum payment due
  • Temporary storage requests due
  • Proof of insurance, applicable licensing and certification to lawfully conduct business due
  • Event agreements sent to special activities and event participants (e.g. Maine Day)
  • Any advance booth alterations and structural setup must be complete
  • Exhibition at the State of Maine Building during, The Big E!, 17 days
  • ESE Photo ID Kiosks open to obtain Exhibitor Badge
  • Fair begins the first Friday after Labor Day
  • Load in begins Monday before fair
  • Load out begins Monday after fair
November Application available online for upcoming year

Please call (207) 287-7620 or e-mail to receive more information!

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