State of Maine Building at Eastern States Expo

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Mark your calendar for September 14 - 30, 2018!

The State of Maine Building is an exhibition and trades display venue showcasing the best of Maine to more than 850,000 visitors annually who attend "The Big E." The building is located on the grounds of Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, Massachusetts on the Expo’s Avenue of New England States.

The Agricultural Resource and Development Division of MDACF operates and maintains the building for the purpose of ‘exhibiting, publicizing and advertising Maine's products and resources in agriculture, industry, fisheries, forests, wildlife and recreation.’ The State of Maine has participated in this exciting display of New England traditions since 1925.

Interested in being a part of this great event? Exhibit with us!

Exhibition space is available at the venue. The Agricultural Resources team within the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry manages the State of Maine Building venue. We offer Maine businesses and organizations an opportunity to rent commercial space in the State of Maine Building. An application must be submitted for consideration by any interested vendor.

We aim to maintain a balance of educational and commercial exhibits in the building with an atmosphere that continues to exemplify Maine and its unique way of life. Only items which are produced, grown, crafted, manufactured or significantly altered in Maine may be sold in the Maine building.

Annual Schedule and Deadlines

Month Items Due
January Application and deposit due, committee reviews and award recommendation is made
February-March Contracts notices sent to award recipients
April
  • Signed and dated agreement form and supplements
  • 25% of total exhibit fee due
  • Exhibitor kit available for download at website
TBD-Spring/Summer Exhibitor meeting
May Proof of Customer Service Training Certificate submitted to Management
June Second payment, 50% of total agreement fee
July
  • Third, final and complete payment, 25% of total agreement fee
  • Proof of insurance, applicable licensing and certification to lawfully conduct business
September Exhibition at the State of Maine Building during, The Big E, 17 days
TBD - Fall Exhibitor meeting
November Application available online for upcoming year

Please call (207) 287-7620 or e-mail Anne.Trenholm@maine.gov to receive more information!

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