100 years old, The Big E starts Friday

WEST SPRINGFIELD -- The Big E is back! New England’s largest fair is celebrating its 100th year.

It runs from September 16 to October 2.

On average over a single 17 day fair, The Big E will sell around 50,000 of their famous cream puffs.

But there are also plenty of other food to try and this year's fair. For 2016, items like the Blueberry Pierogi Sundae are added and “Navajo Tacos” which are tacos with all the fixings folded into a fried dough. There’s also a new take on fry this year with the Chocolate & Bacon covered fries; funnel cake fries, and Tracy’s Idaho Taqueria’s Sweet Potato Fries.

Last year, The Big E saw over 1.3 million visitors pass through its gates and the exposition draws fair goers from all over the country, not just New England. The Big E is open daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

For more information on this year's Big E, click here.