2019 CVARC Hamfest!

The OFFICIAL website of the 2019 Cedar Valley Amateur Radio Club Hamfest/ARRL Iowa Section Convention!

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 download form

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
  • Extensive offering of technical forums and presentations
  • STEM activities & displays for kids of all ages
  • Homemade food and drinks by Linn County 4-H
  • Prize drawings
  • High Altitude Balloon Launch Saturday
  • Radio City of Minneapolis will be selling new equipment!
  • ATM on site!
  • Make It/Take it Builder Activities Click Here for Info!
  • On-site ARRL VE testing, Saturday at 10:00 AM
2019 CVARC Hamfest – Linn County Fairgrounds, Central City Iowa