Hamfest

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

Stay tuned for news on 2019 Cedar Valley Amateur Radio Club Hamfest / Midwest STEM TechFest 2019, to 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) (N0YWB1@gmail.com to reserve space)
  • Outdoor Fleas: $10/car, truck, table (N0YWB1@gmail.com to reserve space)
  • Commercial Vendors: $10/table w/2 free tickets
  • RV Camping: $20/night
  • Offsite camping available: Pinicon Ridge Park

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
  • Prize drawings
  • On-site ARRL VE testing