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Saturday is Maine’s day in the spotlight at New England’s largest fair

Photo courtesy of the Maine Potato Board
Photo courtesy of the Maine Potato Board
Visitors to the Maine Potato Board booth at the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, Mass. make their way through the crowds after purchasing a Maine potato during one of the past year's events. Founded in 1916, the Big E draws representatives from all six New England states to share ideas, improve agriculture and showcase the traditional and new products that make each state unique.

The state most known for lobsters, black bears and blueberries is having its day at New England’s largest fair.

Saturday is Maine Day at The Big E in West Springfield, Massachusetts. The fair spotlights all six New England states and attracts more than a million visitors to western Massachusetts.

The state of Maine building at the fair will highlight Maine food and products. There will be musical performances and demonstrations of everything from Maine honey and garlic to hand-forged axes. There will also be numerous exhibitors, showing off everything from Maine beer to sea glass art.

The Big E started on Friday and runs until Sept. 30.

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