2019 CVARC Hamfest!

The OFFICIAL website of the 2019 Cedar Valley Amateur Radio Club Hamfest.

On the banks of the scenic Wapsipinicon River is the site of the summer’s best radio fun!  The 2019 Cedar Valley Amateur Radio Club Hamfest / Midwest STEM TechFest 2019, will be held August 3 & 4, 2019 at the Linn County Fairgrounds in Central City, Iowa! Yes, this is a hamfest.  But it’s also so much more!  39 acres of fun for hams, makers, and STEM hobbyists of all kinds!

Prices for the event:

  • Kids under 18: FREE
  • Adults: $10
  • Flea Market Tables: $10 ($15 after July 1)
  • Outdoor Fleas: FREE with paid admission!
  • Commercial Vendors: $10/table / 2 free tickets if you rent 5 or more
  • RV Camping: $20/night
  • Offsite camping available: Pinicon Ridge Park
  • Contact missouriredfox@yahoo.com to reserve space

Hotels & B&Bs:

  • Victorian Lace B&B – 300 East Main Street, Marion 52302 – 800-491-6182
  • Microtel – 5500 Dyer Ave, Marion – 800-491-6182
  • Best Western – 90 Twixt Town Rd Ne, Cedar Rapids, 800-491-6182
  • Quality Inn – 4747 1st Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, 800-491-6182

On-site food supplied by Linn County 4-H Clubs and Linn County Pork Producers.

Official Hamfest Flyer

  • HUGE open-air flea market with plenty of parking (handicap parking on grounds).
  • Inside, air-conditioned trade floor
  • Technical forums and presentations
  • STEM activities & displays for kids of all ages
  • Homemade food and drinks by Linn County 4-H
  • Prize drawings
  • ATM on site!
  • Make It/Take it Builder Activities Click Here for Info!
  • On-site ARRL VE testing
2019 CVARC Hamfest – Linn County Fairgrounds, Central City Iowa