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

Our New Location!

Best Western Plus Hotel
201 Washington Ave
North Haven, CT 06473

We're back!  The 2022 Nutmeg Hamfest will be held Sunday, October 9th.  We've secured a first-class facility and as always we'll have plenty of room for outdoor tailgating along with new equipment dealers.

Latest Updates:

In addition to our forums (see below) we'll have several all-day demos for your enjoyment.

CT ARES Region 4 will bring their fully-equipped communications trailer, and welcome you to take a look inside.

POTA gurus Dave NZ1J and Shawn KC1NQE will have a station set up and look forward to answering your questions and offering tips 'n' tricks.

James AB1DQ will display his famous cigar-box construction products and offer some ideas for your own projects.

Thanks once again for your past support.  We're looking forward to seeing you again! 73,

The Meriden Amateur Radio Club

Welcome Vendors!


This year's Nutmeg Hamfest is Sunday, October 9th, 2022



John Bee, N1GNV

(203) 440-4973 days


Mailing Address:

Nutmeg Hamfest

C/O Quicksilver Radio

47-7 Billard St.

Meriden, CT 06451


Our Great New Location:

Best Western Hotel

201 Washington Ave.

North Haven, CT 06473

Inside tables are already filling up quickly.  Don't delay! Mail your check NOW to guarantee your space.


We're glad you're coming to the 30th Annual Nutmeg Hamfest.

The variety and quality of our vendors has made us Southern New England's  premiere Amateur Radio Event.

Whether you're tailgating or you prefer inside space, you'll find an enthusiastic crowd of eager buyers at the Nutfest.

If you've been here before, you know why we're considered the most vendor-friendly Hamfest in the Northeast.

If you're tired of Hamfest committees that treat you like an annoyance or worse,

come to the Nutfest and see the difference for yourself.


Outside Vendors:  $15 includes 1 standard parking space and 1 general admission.  No electricity is available outside.  Bring your own tables & tents.  Gates open at 6:00 AM sharp.


Inside Vendors:  6' tables are $25 each, and include 1 admission per table.  Take advantage of our early bird special -- $20 per table if paid by September 29th.

Our tables often sell out well in advance of the event, so mail your check today and guarantee your space!

Electricity is available, please let us know if you need it.


The building opens for setup at 6:00 AM sharp.

To enhance your security, no one except inside vendors and staff will be permitted to enter the building before 8:00.

This allows you to make the best possible presentation to your customers.


Please, no adult or other inappropriate material, firearms, ammunition, or weapons, nuclear or not.

We reserve the right to kick your sorry ass out for any reason.  Don't test our patience. ;-)