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Amherst Show Cancelled For 2021

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Amherst Show Cancelled For 2021
Posted by dmoore74 on Friday, October 23, 2020 4:07 PM

October 23, 2020 Amherst Railway Society, Inc. P.O. Box 1018 Palmer, MA 01069-1018 Contacts: Joe Biagioni, President president@amherstrail.org John Sacerdote, Show Director showdirector@amherstrail.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Palmer, MA On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Amherst Railway Society, we bring you a very difficult message. Out of an abundance of caution and for the safety of our attendees, staff, volunteers, exhibitors, sponsors, suppliers and our entire “Train Show Community,” we have made the decision to cancel the 2021 Railroad Hobby Show. Please know that this decision was not made lightly. In fact, it was one of the hardest decisions we have had to make in our 54 years of Show history. Please visit us at www.amherstrail.org and www.railroadhobbyshow.com for more details. We know that both exhibitors and attendees will be disappointed. While this decision was difficult, the Board of Directors believes that it’s the right thing to do for the health and safety of the 25,000 people who we welcome each year. We have been working tirelessly with our friends at Eastern States to plan a way to bring our annual Railroad Hobby Show this coming January. Despite exploring all our options, we realized the largest Train Show in North America would not be the same because of the ever-changing requirements for venues such as ours during the Covid pandemic. A Virtual Railroad Hobby Show for that same weekend is in the works and details will be announced soon. Thank you all for your support and we’ll see you in January of 2022, when we can all get back together again. 

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