Getting to the Festival

The Festival will be at the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel & Trade Center in Marlborough, MA.

181 Boston Post Road W,  Marlborough, Massachusetts  01752, 1 (800) 780-7234

Driving Directions

Follow I-495 to US-20 W/Lakeside Ave in Marlborough. Take exit 63B from I-495. Follow US-20 W .8 miles, turn right onto Royal Plaza Drive .4 miles to your destination.

Parking

There’s plenty of free parking at the hotel and Trade Center. Accessible parking is available at the Festival site in front of the hotel and the Trade Center.

By public transportation

Unfortunately, public transportation is limited during the weekend, but these resources may help:

  • MBTA Commuter Rail The closest stations are Southborough and Framingham, both on the Framingham/Worcester line. From there, you need to take a taxi or ride-share company. NEFFA is offering a $15 per ride discount for riders using the Lyft ride-share company. (See below)
  • Logan ExpressThis express bus service brings you from Logan Airport terminals to the Framingham Logan Express terminal near Shoppers’ World. From there, you need to take a taxi or ride-share company. NEFFA is offering a $15 per ride discount for riders using the Lyft ride-share company. (See below)

$15 Lyft discount

NEFFA has teamed up with Lyft to provide discounted rides to the Festival site.

The NEFFA discount code for 2024 is NEFFA24 .  Ahead of time, enter this in the Lyft app: Go to the ‘Payment’ tab from the app menu. Find the Lyft Pass section, then tap ‘Add Lyft Pass’ to add your code. Tap ‘Add Pass’ to finish. 

When you are taking an eligible ride, Lyft Pass will be applied automatically.

You may want to use the Lyft reservation feature to reduce waiting times.

Remember, the pass can only be used at the Festival site, the Southborough and Framingham commuter rail stations, or the Framingham Logan Express terminal. The pass is valid between the Thursday before the Festival and the Monday after the Festival. 
Details about using a Lyft Pass are here.

Ride-sharing board

We are working on providing a ride-share board. More information will follow.

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