Big E unveils new foods for 2023 fair

We have a bit of local history for you. The ‘E’ in The Big E stands for entertainment, education, and excitement. It could also stand for eats too because that’s what a lot of fairgoers get the chance to do.

Even in its 107th year, The Big E is still introducing new food to guests. While The Big E bakery and its cream puffs are a staple, they have a new flavor on this year’s scene: maple. On Thursday, the fairgrounds held a taste testing event for some of the 65 new food items fairgoers will get to try this year and what goes better with a maple cream puff than a maple bacon hot dog.

“It’s a maple hot dog grilled, then boiled in our maple syrup and the bacon bits on top are also cooked in our maple syrup, so it’s a really sweet hot dog, but it’s a great snack for the big e,” said Andrew Ferrindino with Ferrindino Maple.

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