Have you ever eaten so much fried food in one day that you quietly listened at night to your heart hoping that your arteries wouldn’t slam shut? That is life after attending the Big E. Home of the biggest country fair in New England, the Big E is an amazing country fair held in West Springfield, MA. From the minute you walk through the entrance gate you are assaulted by laughter, cheering, and the delicious aroma of fried goodness. The fair grounds is packed with the traditional carnival rides, games, and food. Add to this local agriculture showcases, farm animals, petting zoos and state specialties and delicacies housed in miniature replicas of the state houses and you have a truly spectacular Fall weekend! It was our first time attending the fair and it definitely won’t be the last. David and I ate to our hearts content, shopped through the miles of craft and kitsch, and sped through our quarters like lightening as we tried to win carnival games! How did it feel to be 12 again? Awesome! However, for the rest of the week, we definitely need to only eat veggies!!