CVARC Techfest

The OFFICIAL Website of the 2022 Cedar Valley Amateur Radio Club Hamfest – Iowa State ARRL Convention

Linn County Fairgrounds, Central City Iowa
August 6 & 7, 2022 – 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Prices for the Event:

  • Kids under 18: FREE
  • Adults: $10
  • Saturday Night Banquet  $16 – BBQ Dinner!
    • Awards Ceremony, ARRL presentations 
    • Please make reservations by July 31!
  • Flea Market Tables: $10 ($15 after July 1)
  • Outdoor Fleas:  Free!
  • Commercial Vendors: $10/table w/2 free tickets
  • RV Camping: $20/night
  • Offsite camping available: Pinicon Ridge Park
  • Contact Christopher Caldwell to reserve tables and Banquet reservations:
  • A limited number of discounted motel rooms has been reserved for this event at the Longbranch Inn, 90 Twixt Town Rd NE, Cedar Rapids IA 52402.  Call before July 8 to make your reservation, 319 377-6386, and mention CVARC.

Excellent 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).
  • Special Activity:  Amelia Earhart Listening Tests (click here)
  • Special Activity:  High Altitude Balloon launch August 6th.
  • 2022 Techfest Forum Schedule (click here)
  • Inside, air-conditioned trade floor
  • Over 16 Technical forums and presentations
  • MAKE IT/TAKE IT Builder’s Activity (click here)
  • Homemade food and drinks provided by 4H
  • Hourly Prize drawing
  • On-site ARRL VE testing – SUNDAY August 7.  Contact Al Butler,  for information
  • Sign up list for volunteers (click here)
  • Saturday night BBQ banquet with award ceremony and Keynote Address (click here)
    • BBQ Banquet Reservations must be in place by July 31!
2022 CVARC Hamfest – Linn County Fairgrounds, Central City Iowa