Here are all the Rhode Island businesses that you'll see in the Rhode Island building at The Big E this year! And if you can't make it to the Big E this year, you can still check out these great local businesses online or in person any time!



691 Main Street
Warren, RI 02885


13 Stars is a Veteran-owned premium hot sauce company supplying spicy goodness to people who love America. We take extreme pride in delivering hot sauces that not only provide flavor & heat but also contribute to the veteran & first responder community. With every bottle you buy, we give back.

We make all of our sauces in small batches in Warren, RI.  The best way to enjoy our freedom-filled sauces is by shopping online and taking advantage of our free shipping. Nothing beats getting kick-ass sauces delivered to your door.

"13 Stars is a combination of my passions. Helping the veteran & first responder community and making kick-ass hot sauce.“

Sean Maloney
CEO 13 Stars



P.O. Box 334
North Kingstown, RI 02852-0334

The Association of Rhode Island Authors (ARIA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization of local, published writers of both fiction and non-fiction committed to raising awareness of the outstanding written works crafted by writers in Rhode Island and other nearby communities.

In addition, ARIA hopes to become the definitive referral center for all local bookstores, libraries, and readers seeking information about and presentations from Rhode Island authors. ARIA authors are available for speaking engagements, book signings, lectures, workshops, and other activities that promote local writers and writing.

Membership in ARIA is open to any local author who may be traditionally published, self-published or indie-published in any paper or electronic format. 



24 Broadcommon Rd. Bristol, RI  02809
(800) 252-1330

Bad Dog Tools was incorporated in 1988 but the innovative thinking that has helped us develop a range of unique and patented tools was honed decades earlier in a machine shop in Connecticut making parts for helicopter rotors.  A third generation is working side by side, ready to take Bad Dog forward using modern manufacturing technology but with an eye to the past.

Developing new tools is at the heart of what we do at Bad Dog Tools.  So is talking to our customers.  Some of our best ideas have been the result of conversations with folks who call us or see us at some of the 250 trade shows in which we participate each year in industries ranging from Construction to Agriculture, to Aviation, to Automobile.



335 Water Street
Warren, Rhode Island
(401) 245-3210

The Blount family has been in the food business since 1880. Blount Fine Foods is a custom foods company creating fabulous soups and premium prepared foods for club stores, grocery stores, and restaurants throughout the country. Blount runs production facilities in Warren, RI, Fall River, MA, and McKinney, TX. Our seafood background has established us as the largest producer of clam chowder in New England and the largest manufacturer of lobster bisque in the country. But this does not limit us from making awesome beef chili, chicken tortilla, and organic tomato soup.

Come by land or by sea. Relax while listening to the sounds of the boats drifting out to sea and enjoying clam cakes, chowder, fish & chips, whole belly clams, and a cold beer! Make our seasonal clam shack, located along the historic working waterfront in Warren, RI, your place for summer fun. Our claim to fame is our half-pound all-lobster meat, giant lobster roll, and our clam cakes are said to be the best around. So come on over and judge for yourself!



N.Providence, RI, 02904

Raising money for Veterans and Veteran programs by selling Veteran made products, including bullet bracelets, apparel, shoulder bags, key chains, wooden flags, fishing kits, military service LED lights, and wooden signs.



Cranston, RI, 02920

Great Grandfather DeLucia made the earliest Del’s Frozen Lemonade in 1840 in Naples, Italy. During the winter he carried snow into nearby caves and insulated it with straw. When summer arrived and the local lemons were ripe and flavorful, he mixed their juice with just the right amount of sugar and snow. 

Grandfather Franco DeLucia brought his father’s frozen lemonade recipe to America at the turn of the century. Angelo DeLucia, his son, began work on a machine to produce the frozen lemonade, and on a method of making it a consistently excellent product. In 1948, Del’s Frozen Lemonade acquired its name and became the sole product sold at a little stand in Cranston, Rhode Island. Soon, Angelo designed the first mobile units in order to serve anywhere in the state.

Today, Del's serves frozen lemonade in classic lemon and other flavors; and sells take-home mix, novelty cups, soft pretzels, and assorted bottled beverages. 



Narragansett, RI 02882

Fenham Publishing is a small independent publishing house located in Narragansett, Rhode Island. The company was established in 2000 by Jim Dyer - C. M. Eddy, Jr.'s grandson. The press was formed to showcase the works of C. M. Eddy, Jr. an author of short stories from the pulp magazine era of the 1920s, most notably Weird Tales. Mr. Eddy was a confidant and friend to both H. P. Lovecraft and Houdini during that period.

After painstakingly combing through the many personal effects of his grandfather that have been stored away for years, Jim rediscovered his grandfather's original manuscripts and has carefully chosen some notable selections as a basis for the titles produced thus far. 

Fenham Publishing produces quality trade paperback editions of the classic variety.



Johnston, RI 02919, & Providence, RI 02903
(401) 919-5489 & (401) 228-2660 &

The Crispiest, Friskiest Fried In Town! Cooked in Canola Oil create your own delicious Friskie Fries meals with our special rubs, dipping sauces, or full meals with toppings like Chili & Cheese, Buffalo & Blue Cheese Crumbles/Dressing, and Pulled Pork - Just to name a few! 



Warwick, RI 02886

Welcome to! Our business was founded in 1953 and has grown over the last fifty-plus years to become one of the largest suppliers of candies, chocolates, nuts, and confections in the United States.

Our business includes our old-fashioned candy line, known as Candies of Yesteryear; our premium nut stores, known as The Fruit & Nut House; our premium chocolates, known as Lady Ann Candies; as well as our Candy Country Warehouse markets, found at the largest State fairs throughout the U.S. In addition, to all this, we have numerous licensing agreements with distributors and retailers across the country.

Our business is so vast that we have been able to build on our decades-old relationships to get the very best products at the very best prices. We do business the same way today that we did the day we started; with honesty and integrity. Our word is our promise, and we make sure you always get the best quality for your money.



Warwick, RI 02886

National Gold and Diamond offers loose diamonds in all shapes, sizes, colors, and clarities. We are authorized dealers of GIA, EGL, and AGS-certified diamonds. Our expert staff can guide you through the process of finding the perfect ring for your new diamond whether custom designing your own idea or choosing from the large inventory in our showroom.

The showroom in Warwick stocks finished gold and silver jewelry including necklaces, pendants, brackets, rings, gemstones, and diamonds at factory outlet prices.

Our in-house master jewelers provide expert jewelry repair services of all kinds including sizing, polishing, stone setting, appraisals, engraving, restringing, and estate jewelry restoration.



North Scituate, RI 02857

All-natural goat milk soap, a Travis Family Farm best seller! With its countless skin benefits, and ability to help treat acne and soothe and reduce inflammation associated with eczema, you can't find a better product to use on sensitive skin. Goat’s milk has unique properties for soap because it naturally contains more than 50 nutrients, including vitamins A, C, and B-complex, which nourish the skin. Each bar of Rachyl’s Goat Milk Soap is made with an ounce of pure, fresh goat’s milk and then combined with organic oils and scents to create 19 individual types of soap.



Wakefield, RI  02879

The Rhode Island Brewers Guild is the official brewery association in Rhode Island, existing to support and promote Rhode Island Craft Breweries. Plan your Rhode Island brewery tour by downloading the RI Brewery Passport, exclusively distributed by our non-profit organization, the Rhode Island Brewers Guild. Visit Rhode Island’s Craft breweries, enjoy fresh craft beer, and get your RI Brewery Passport digitally stamped to win exclusive prizes!

The RI Brewers Guild was established in 2013 with five founding breweries and brewpubs. As of 2021, we had more than 30 participating Rhode Island Breweries! That’s a lot of great craft beer, right here in the Ocean State! 



Westerly, RI 02891

Rhode Island's largest slice of pizza, Italian stromboli, water, and apparel.



Cranston, RI 02920

Saugy hot dogs are made with a traditional family recipe that's been around since 1869. Every frank is made with all-natural ingredients following a recipe that's been passed down from generation to generation. It's why they're known as the famous franks from Saugy, Inc.

Our hot dogs, found in Cranston, Rhode Island are unequaled in their appearance, texture, and flavor. We were the first hot dogs in Rhode Island, and that's something to be proud of. You'll love our delicious franks and the family values that they were built upon.



Block Island, RI 02807

Southeast Light Delights is a food truck located at the Southeast Lighthouse. We serve the freshest food you can find anywhere. Our lobster rolls are made to order with the freshest lobster we can find. NEVER FROZEN! 

Our menu includes hot and cold lobster rolls, lobster mac and cheese balls, lobster grilled cheese, scallops, and grilled cheese.



Providence, Smithfield & Warwick, RI
(401) 274-6000, (401) 349-4979, (401) 384-7573

Since 2005, with an amazing team of Chefs and energetic onsite owners, Tavolo is well known for the quality of its classic Italian dishes as well as creative and exciting specials. Big City dining without the big City prices. 

Our extensive wine and craft beer list offer an unprecedented lineup of craft beers and fine wines catering to all customers. From unique local specialty craft brews to the national trendy beers, our craft beer list has over 50 beers including large format bottles for sharing. 

The wine list was developed to provide customers with the ideal balance between overbearing “fancy” wine lists and the one-page cookie-cutter option. Our list boasts over 200 wines at a range of styles and price points that complements our cuisine. The atmosphere is stylish and friendly. 




North Smithfield, RI 02896
(401) 767-3014

Welcome to Wright's Dairy Farm & Bakery where producing quality dairy and bakery products is our family tradition. We are a real working dairy farm that has been selling fresh milk direct to the public since 1914.

Our Dairy Farm is unique because we not only care for and milk our cows but also pasteurize and bottle their milk on our farm. We believe this provides the best shopping and best-tasting milk for our customers.

Our bakery is renowned for using only the highest quality ingredients and combined with our skilled pastry chef's artistry, producing the best tasting baked goods in the area.