New this year you and your children can be a costumed reveler on a Mardi Gras float and toss beads to fairgoers on the Big E parade route.  For those of you unfamiliar with the Big E, it has become the 8th largest fair in the country and is located in West Springfield Mass.  This year the fair will run from September 17 until October 3rd.

The Big E Mardi Gras Parade, which was introduced in 2000, returns to The Big E with eight custom-made floats specially designed and built by the Kern Companies of New Orleans: the Boeuf Gras (Fatted Calf); Island Party; Caribbean Carnival; Carnival in Rio; Carneval di Venice; Mardi Gras New Orleans; and our African-themed and Patriotic floats! Marching bands, Big E contingents, animals and more march in The Big E Grande Parade. Look for three spectacular parades Monday-Friday, and a combined Mardi Gras and Daily Parade Saturday-Sunday.

There are some special mom’s that are readers of the Opining Quill and I hope this provides each of you an opportunity to enjoy a special treat with your family.  So how can you get on one of the floats to become a costumed reveler and toss beads to fairgoers on the parade route?

Simply buy your Big E admission tickets online which will direct you to this special offer. Each purchased ticket allows one (1) float ride in the parade of your choice, based upon availability for just a $10.00 fee.

For lots more information you can check out the Big E online and to make life easy below is a link to the ticket area and from there you can move within the site from the site map for the Big E http://www.bhtkt.com/bige/agora.cgi



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