Hartford National College Fair


 Location & Hours

Connecticut Convention Center
Exhibit Hall A
100 Columbus Boulevard
Hartford, CT 06103

Fair Hours:
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 31, 2016
9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Transportation, Directions and Parking*:
For directions and parking information for the Connecticut Convention Center click here

Busing information for Secondary Schools:
If you are a Secondary School Counselor transporting your students to the National Fair by bus, you must submit this form​ before March 1. 

*Rates are subject to change. 

Need more information?
Email collegefairs@nacacnet.org or info@nacacnet.org or call 571-551-5277.


 For Exhibitors

Fair Set-up Hours:
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Estimated Attendance: 6,500

The loading dock is accessible from the rear of the convention center, via Sheldon Street, off Columbus Boulevard. When you arrive at the Loading Dock security gate, use the call box and speak with one of our security personnel who will verify your move-in time and ask you to proceed to the top of the loading dock ramp. At the top of the loading dock ramp, a member of the CTCC Logistics staff will remind you of the following move-in procedures before designating a parking space for move-in:
  • Exhibitors are given 30 minutes to unload.
  • Once unloaded, your vehicle must be removed from the loading dock.
  • Personal vehicles have the option of parking in the Connecticut Convention Center Parking Garage at prevailing rates

Exposition Services Provided by: 
SER Exposition Services, PH: 508/757-3397; FAX: 508/757-9136. If you plan on shipping material please contact them directly.
Exhibitor Service Kit

Shipping Information:
Authorized Shipping Address:
C/O SER Exposition Services
35B New Street
Worcester, MA 01605
(Your Name/Your Institution Name)
(Booth Number)
Hartford National College Fair
*Rates are subject to change. Contact SER Exposition Services for current rates.

Shipping Deadline: All materials must be received by Monday, March 16, 2016.    

Material Handling Charge:*
Cost is $30 per carton, minimum $60. Please contact the decorator directly to arrange shipping. Make check payable to SER Exposition Services.

Electrical Service:
Electrical services are supplied exclusively through the Connecticut Convention Center. Contact the Electrical Services Department at the Connecticut Convention Center at 860/728-2640 or download the order online.

Host Hotel:
Marriott Hartford Downtown
200 Columbus Boulevard
Hartford, CT 06103

The Marriott Hartford Downtown is connected to the Convention Center.
The deadline for the group rate is March 4’th.
The best number to call is 877-901-6632

Rate: $199 Standard Double/ Standard King
Deadline: Tuesday, March 4, 2016
To reserve, call 1-866-373-9806 and request the NACAC or Hartford National College Fair group block or reserve online.

Contact Information:
For more information regarding the Hartford National College Fair,  email John Hamel or call 571-551-5277.


 Promote this Fair!


Thank you for your interest in NACAC’s National College Fairs. Help us promote this fair far and wide! Newsletters and posters are available for wide distribution. We encourage you to share these materials on your websites, social media (#nacacfairs) and in person with the students and families you serve. Thank you for your support!