Swap Meets & Fests

Please note that the information here may contain errors. We’ll do our best to make it as accurate as possible.

Please let us know if there are any corrections that need to be made, or if there are any area events that we need to add. Thank you!

Please click an event for more details. The event’s official URL will be listed there, and should have all any additional information, and be the most up-to-date.


2017 Event Calendar



28 (Sat) — Cabin Fever Reliever – Anita, IA

American Legion Building (South side of Main Street) — 8am – everyone leavesFree Admission, Free Parking, Free Tables, Free Coffee and Donuts
Flea Market individually-sponsored by Steve, N0ORU
*details courtesy of Arnie, WA0GUD


25 (Sat) — 2017 Winter RF Fest – Perry, IA

Perry National Guard Armory — 8am – noon$7 admission
Hiawatha Amateur Radio Club
*details courtesy of DMRAA website


04 (Sat) — 2017 Southwest Iowa ARC Flea Market – McClelland, IA (Council Bluffs)

McClelland Iowa City Hall
Southwest Iowa Amateur Radio Club

11 (Sat) — Nebraska State Convention / Lincoln ARC Hamfest – Lincoln, NE

Lancaster County Event Center
Lincoln Amateur Radio Club


15 (Sat) — Ararat Shrine ARC Hambash – Kansas City, MO

“More info to follow”

22 (Sat) — DMRAA Hamfest – Des Moines, IA

Elwell Family Center – Iowa State Fairgrounds — 8am – 1pm
Des Moines Radio Amateurs’ Association

22 (Sat) — BARC 2017 Hamfest – Springfield, NE (Omaha)

Sarpy County Fairgrounds
Bellevue Amateur Radio Club

29 (Sat) — Heartland Hams Hamfest 2017 – Glenwood, IA

American Legion Hall — 8am – 12 noon$4 admission
Heartland Hams Amateur Radio Club


13 (Sat) — Hamboree 2017 – Boone, IA

Boone County Fair Grounds Community Building — 7:30am – about 1pm$5 admission
3900 Club

19 – 21 (Fri-Sun) — Hamvention 2017 – Xenia, OH (Dayton)

Greene County (OH) Fairgrounds and Expo Center
last year tickets were $20 in advance, and $25 at the door (good for all three days)
Dayton Amateur Radio Association (DARA)


11 (Sat) — SWIARA Swap Meet – Creston, IA

Creston Early Childhood Development Gym — 8am – 12 noonFREE admission
Southwest Iowa Amateur Radio Association


Historical Event Timing
(Past Events)



Cedar Valley ARC Hamfest – Cedar Rapids

8a – 1p
146.745 (no PL tone)



Sioux City Ham Radio Convention (Sooland Amateur Radio Association) – Sgt Bluff (Sioux City)

8a – 2p


11/12/2016 Raytown ARC Hamfest

Location: Ararat Shrine Temple, 5100 Ararat Drive, Kansas City, MO 64101
Website: http://K0GQ.com
Sponsor: Raytown Amateur Radio Club
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Talk-In: 145.17 (no PL tone)
Public Contact: Daniel Cole, KC0VYT, 302 NE Oak Tree Place Lee’s Summit, MO 64086
Phone: 816-674-8854 – Email: kc0vyt@arrl.net


3 thoughts on “Swap Meets & Fests

  1. That looks pretty good. Will the name of the event be shown in the calendar date box or will it be just highlighted and will have to be clicked on to see what event or events are set for that date and the detailed info? I think the location City listed sometimes there will be 2 events on the same day. “such as April 16 Des Moines & Kansas City.


  2. Ref my previous comment cancel that
    After I looked closer I could see the info I mentioned was there .
    Looks good I like it.

  3. Yep, clicking on the event will show some detail about it, including a map link… and of course the ability to add it to your Google calendar… or launch the details in a new tab to copy to another calendar.

    I’m going to take your advise, Arnie, and keep the details a bit minimal… but with a link or two for any detailed information. That was a great idea, not only in case any information was being changed at the last minute, but to maximize efficiency of determining the important details.

    If there are more events for that day, then there is space on the calendar to show, the calendar will indicate something like “+2 more” or “+4 more” and clicking that will then open a list of all the events on that day. All of which can be clicked on to open detail for each (individually).

    I’m glad that it’s looking good. Thanks!

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