Friday 29th / Saturday 30th September 2017
Newark Agricultural Showground NG24 2NY

Gates open at 7:30 for Flea Market Setup, Main Gates open at 9:30, George Stephensen Hall opens at 10:00.


Brought to you by National Hamfest (Lincoln) Ltd in Association with the RSGB
Staffed by Volunteer Helpers From Lincolnshire Radio Clubs

Trade Stands

All trade bookings are handled by Danby Advertising.

List of Traders Attending

Club Stands

Club stands are available at reduced rates for radio clubs to make some money for their clubs, and this is not available to individuals.

List of Clubs Attending

Caravan & Camping

Caravaning and Camping are available as a package which includes entrance to the National Hamfest.

Flea Market

Pricing and Pre-booking for the Flea Market tables is not available yet.

Express Gate Tickets

If you pre-buy your National Hamfest tickets on-line, it gives you the opportunity of missing the long queues  on the Pay on the Day gate.

The tickets are normally posted free with second class post, but there is an option for you to pay for 1st class signed for if you so desire.

Don't Forget to fill in the back of your ticket and Enter the Free Raffle Draw -Visit

British Navy Morse Key

On Demand Morse Tests

RSGB Morse Certificate of Competency tests from 5wpm to 20wpm are available on demand at the National Hamfest on Friday & Saturday. RSGB Registered Morse Assessors Ian Fulton G4XFC & Martin Farmer G6BD who are both very friendly and very experienced Ex Forces Special Operators Telegraphy can offer advice in all aspects of Morse. More Information

You can book your test at the Information Desk in the entrace of George Stephenson Hall.


Newark Showground has a very large FREE Car/Bus Park

There is no public transport to the showground but Taxi's can be hired for a reasonable cost from the Newark railway stations Taxi Ranks.

Clubs, Hire a Coach and take advantage of the 20% Discounted Tickets

We have an offer for bulk buying tickets, if you buy 10 tickets you get a discount of 20% off the ticket price. Available in July

Newark Has an Excellent Train Service Running from Both Stations.

Reasonably priced Taxi's are available from outside the stations to Newark Showground.


Facilities Available at the National Hamfest


We have provided information of accommodation available in Newark and surrounding areas. Visit


Disabled Parking is catered for and the National Hamfest site is wheelchair friendly. Toilets are available inside the George Stevenson Hall and also there is an outside toilet block near to the Blue Gate entrance. Both toilet blocks are disabled friendly.



Hot and cold food and drink is available from the inside Café in the George Stevenson Hall which also includes a Licensed Bar, a large Burger Van is also situated in the outside area.



Toilets are available inside the George Stevenson Hall and also there is an outside toilet block near to the Blue Gate entrance. Both toilet blocks are disabled friendly. If you wish to use the toilets before the gates are open, approach a member of the Hamfest team and you will be escorted to the toilet block near to the Blue Gate.



If you have any questions about the National Hamfest, please read the FAQ's before you Contact Us

First Aid

Health & Safety

National Hamfest (Lincoln) Ltd take Health & Safety very seriously and Provide a First Aid unit with trained Medical Staff and there is also a private ambulance on standby on site.

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