Retroactive Northeast Presents
The New England Shake-Up!

The Sturbridge Host Hotel is a real swell joint. Please do not act like a knucklehead and jeopardize the event for future years. Just be cool, man...

Event Rules

The New England Shake-Up is a 21 plus event with exception of the Car Show. The Car Show is all ages.

Local Sturbridge MA liquor laws require that last call for all liquor service be 12:30am. Please plan accordingly. (There is a liquor store across the parking lot, behind Burger King.)

You may walk freely around the Sturbridge Host Hotel with drinks purchased at any of the bars within the hotel.

No outside beverages allowed in the Ballroom during hotel bar hours of operation. Please support the venue by purchasing your beverages at any of the hotel bars while they are in operation.

No outside beverage allowed at the Pool Party. Please purchase your beverages at the pool bar during pool party hours.

The pool closes nightly at midnight.

Do not remove your wristband. If your wristband breaks, please visit the event merchandise booth in the hotel lobby.

While the Sturbridge Host Hotel is Pet Friendly, the New England Shake-Up is not. Pets are not allowed in the Ballroom, Shopping Lounge, Seminar Theater, Car Show, or at the Pool Party.

No unauthorized vending/selling anywhere on hotel grounds during the New England Shake-Up. No unauthorized vending/selling in Sturbridge Host Hotel guest rooms. All vending/selling must be authorized and approved by RetroActive Northeast/The New England Shake-Up. Violators will have their wristbands removed and be ejected from hotel grounds without refund of wristband fee or hotel room fee. (This does not apply to bands performing during the event... they are encouraged to sell merch!)

No unauthorized advertising anywhere on hotel grounds during the New England Shake-Up. This includes the hanging of banners advertising a good, service, or brand from pool view balcony rooms. All advertising must be authorized and approved by RetroActive Northeast/The New England Shake-Up. Violators will have their wristbands removed and be ejected from hotel grounds without refund of wristband fee or hotel room fee.

There are a limited number of smoking rooms in the hotel. The majority of hotel rooms in the Sturbridge Host Hotel are non-smoking. Please do not smoke in non-smoking rooms.

I should hope I don't have to say this, but you never know....No stagediveing, slam-dancing or roughhousing in the ballroom (or anywhere in the Hotel.) It's silly, and if you're caught doing it, our security will remove you from the ballroom and cut off your wristband.

Hey tough guys! No fighting!

Car Show Rules

No outside alcohol... please purchase all your drinks at any of the venue bars or at the car show bar.

No pets.

No BBQs or fires.

No burnouts.