Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017 – THE BIG E!!
I thought the Big E had been going on maybe for 25 years…since I was in college. Silly me!!! It has been going on for about 70 years!!!
Let’s face it…now that I have been there, I can honestly say the BIG E is an overgrown greasy food and beer heaven! Opa Opa was just one of the MANY places to grab a cold been on a cool day in September on an asphalt covered field. It was a delicious celebration of food and New England culture all put together in a strategic manner so that you could eat, drink, watch a horse show, get your Tarot Cards read (YES, I did with no real new news!), and watch a juggler. It is an all day festival that lasts for two weeks!
The highlight was the baked potato from Maine! I have never waited in line for 32 minutes for a baked potato until that day. AND, I have to admit..it was every minute of the 32 minutes and every penny of the 6 bucks! DELICIOUS!!
I am glad Vinnie and I went. I think it was the first time in a long time that it was just the two of us at this kind of thing. Usually we are meeting people there or joining up with them to go together, but it was nice just to wander around at our own pace!
I have to say, I am glad we went. I can say I have been there, but I don’t know if I NEED to go back every year. Of course, if a group of friends are going or the urge strikes me, I would definitely go….if not for anything else, the beer and potato were worth the ride!