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New Improvements to State Building Help Showcase Vermont Tradition and Emerging High-Quality Agricultural Products

September 14, 2017

Vermont will once again share its culture and heritage with more than one million attendees at the Big E, New England’s largest agricultural fair, which commences this week in West Springfield, Massachusetts. The fair will run from September 15 – October 1.

An already popular Big E attraction, the Vermont Building has added some new key features to help showcase Vermont products. The Journey’s End patio has been constructed in the back of the building, complete with a new performing stage, additional vendors and elegant landscaping, all replicating Vermont’s charming beauty.

The Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets has teamed up with the Department of Tourism to help spread the #thinkvt message and bring exhibitors in that demonstrate why Vermont is a special place to live, work and do business.

Gov. Phil Scott is scheduled to visit the Vermont Building on Vermont Day, Saturday, September 23.

The following VSFA member companies will be featured in the Vermont Building:

The following Vermont companies will be featured in the Vermont Building:

  • American Flatbread 
  • Beachcomings Studio
  • Bear's Den Carving
  • Ben & Jerry's  
  • Cabot & Vermont Cheese
  • Cold Hollow Cider Mill  
  • Vermont Cookie Love
  • Danforth Pewter
  • Halladay's Harvest Barn
  • Hall Home Place
  • Johnson Woolen Mill
  • Long Trail
  • Mother Myrick's Confectionery
  • Sap! Maple Beverages
  • Seedsheet
  • Vermont Clothing Company
  • Vermont Dept. of Tourism & Marketing
  • Vermont Flannel
  • Vermont Hand Crafters
  • Vermont Maple Sugar Makers Association 
  • Vermont Prime Emu
  • Vermont Smoke & Cure
  • The Village Peddler
  • Agricola Farm
  • Champlain Orchards
  • Hempfully Green Healing
  • Joe's Kitchen at Screaming Ridge Farm
  • Maple Landmark
  • Skinny Pancake
  • Vermont Bee Balm

This year’s musical performances include…

Sat. 9/16 16 

2:00-5:00 pm “East Bay Dixieland” (Dixieland) 

Sun. 9/17  

2:00-5:00 pm “The Rix Folk Band: A Tribute to Woody Guthrie & Pete Seeger” (Folk)

Sat. 9/23 (Vermont Day)

10 am-Noon “Rumblecat” (Funk/Rock/Groove)

1:00-4:00 pm “Rick & The All-Star Ramblers” (Western Swing)


Sun. 9/24  

2:00-5:00 pm “Yankee Chank” (Cajun and Zydeco) 

Sat. 9/30

2:00-5:00 pm “Steve Hartman” (Vermont Singer/Songwriter)

Sun. 10/1

2:00-5:00 pm “Pete’s Posse” (Traditional and Roots) 


For more information on The Big E-Eastern States Exposition go to and follow the Vermont Agency of Agriculture on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for a behind the scenes look at the Vermont Building.

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Contact Information:
Trevor Audet
Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
116 State St., Montpelier Vermont 05602
Tel: 802-522-4725