Nutmeg Hamfest And Connecticut State ARRL Convention Sponsored by the Meriden Amateur Radio Club, Inc.

2021 Date to be announced

At the Sheraton Four-Points Hotel

275 Research Parkway

Meriden, CT 06450

 


To our much appreciated vendor partners, flea-market sellers, and attendees:

 

It is with great sadness and regret that we announce the cancellation of the 2020 Nutmeg Hamfest and Connecticut State ARRL Convention.

This would have been the Twenty-Eighth edition of Southern New England’s Biggest and Best Hamfest.

Given the current COVID-19 Pandemic, we feel it will be impossible for us to present the First-Class event that you deserve and expect.

We’re fully confident that we’ll be back in 2021 with our biggest and best Nutfest ever.

 

Thanks, once again, for your past support and 73,

The Meriden Amateur Radio Club

 

Talk-In on 147.36R +.600, no PL

 

The Sheraton Four Points is a very nice and newly renovated facility, located just a few minutes from Interstate 91.  There is a good restaurant on premises and many other choices are nearby.

 

We have negotiated a special rate with the hotel.  Mention Nutmeg Hamfest when you reserve.  The hotel phone is (203) 238-2380

 

Directions:

 

From I-91 Southbound --

 

Get off at Exit 17 (East Main St).  Bear right on the ramp to East Main St.  Turn left onto East Main St.  Go appx 1/2 mile and turn right onto Research Parkway.  Sheraton Hotel is appx 1/2 mile on the right

 

From I-91 Northbound --

 

Get off at Exit 16 (East Main St).  Turn right onto East Main St.  Go appx 1/2 mile and turn right onto Research Parkway.  Sheraton Hotel is appx 1/2 mile on the right

 

From Merritt/Wilbur Cross Parkway northbound --

 

Get off at Exit 67 (East Main St).  Turn right onto East Main St.  Go appx 1/2 mile and turn right on Research Parkway.  Sheraton Hotel is appx 1/2 mile on the right  Note:  No commercial vehicles allowed on the Merritt/Wilbur Cross Parkway.

 

From NYC --

 

 I-95 North to I-91 North in New Haven.  Follow directions from I-91 Northbound above.

 -- or --

Hutchinson River Parkway becomes Merritt Parkway in Conn.  Follow directions from Merritt above.  Note:  No commercial vehicles allowed on the Merritt/Wilbur Cross Parkway.

 

From Worcester/Boston --

 

Mass Pike to Sturbridge.  I-84 West into Hartford, to I-91 Southbound.   Follow directions from I-91 Southbound above.

 

From Danbury Conn. --

 

I-84 East to I-691 East in Southington.  I-691 to I-91 South Exit.  Stay right onto East Main St exit.  Turn left onto East Main St.  Go appx 1/2 mile and turn right onto Research Parkway.  Sheraton Hotel is appx 1/2 mile on the right

 

From California: --

 

I-80 east to Hazleton, PA.  I-81 North to I-84 East. Follow directions from Danbury, above.

 

Travel Times --

 

From Connecticut:

Stamford ~ 60 min.

Danbury ~ 60 min.

Hartford ~ 20 min.

New Haven ~ 20 min.

New London ~ 60 min.

Torrington ~ 60 min.

Waterbury ~ 20 min.

 

From New York & New Jersey:

New York (Throgs Neck, Whitestone, Triborough/RFK, Tappan Zee Bridges) ~ 90 min.

I-95 North to I-91 North

 

From Massachusetts:

Worcester ~ 90 min / Boston ~ 2 hrs.

Mass Pike to 84 West to 91 South. Follow 91 South

Springfield ~ 60 min.

91 South

 

From Rhode Island:

Providence ~ 90 min.

95 South to 9 North to 91 South.

 

From Florida ~ 24 Hours

I-95 North to I-91 North

From California ~ 48 Hours

I-80 East to I-81 North to I-84 East