For those of you who can't get to West Springfield, Massachusetts for the Eastern States Exposition (the "Big E"), here's a quick trip around the fair.
The Big E, for those of you beyond New England, is a state fair in which all six New England states participate. An iconic signature of the fair is the Avenue of States, where replicas of the original statehouse buildings of each state are popular attractions. Inside, information, local food (see lobster, chowder, maple syrup, pies, etc) and manufactured products are on display and for sale.
The rest of the fair is food and livestock, prize-winning vegetables, handicrafts, artwork, cooking demonstrations, and miracle mops. Try to get here if you can, the fair runs until October 2nd this year.
For more on the Big E, have a look at this previous post, and at the official website here.