Big E fair canceled due to pandemic

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WCAX) The Big E Fair will be canceled this year in the interest of safety.

The event was scheduled to be held Sept. 18-Oct. 4. Around 1.6 million people usually attend.

Organizers said staffers spent months trying to figure out a way to save the fair, but they say it would not be the same.

Officials say anyone who had purchased tickets for the Zach Williams concert on Sept. 20 will be refunded in full by the Big E box office.

This is not the first time that the event has been called off in its 104-year history. The fair was put on hold during both world wars, officials said.