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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
- 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