These Faq’s will be continually updated as a result of enquiries about the National Hamfest.

Bring and Buy

Can I download a form to fill in for the Bring and Buy

Yes the form is available on the Bring and Buy web page or directly from here .


Can I Have an Electric Hookup if I Pay for it?

Because the National Hamfest take over the Camping at the Newark Showground during the Hamfest, we get billed for all the services used on the camping site and it makes it very complicated to sort out electricity points which we are charged £50 a time for. Due to the complications we ask you to bring a small generator with you if you need electricity.

Is Camping Available at the National Hamfest?

Cash Points

Is There Any Cash Points near the Hamfest?

This is a list of ATM Cash Points that are located near the National Hamfest if you find yourself short of cash.

Warning: Some of these cash points charge for withdrawels.

  • Roman Way Travel Inn, Lincoln Road, Nottingham [Charges Apply]
  • McDonalds Drive Thru, Lincoln Road, Newark [Charges Apply]
  • Brownhills Motor Homes, Lincoln Road, Newark [Charges Apply]
  • Jet Interchange Filling Station, Lincoln Road, Winthorpe [Charges Apply]
  • A & S Convenience Store, 6-8 Meering Avenue, Newark [Charges Apply]
  • Currys Distribution Centre, New Link Business Park, Newark [No Charges]
  • Brobot Petroleum Limited, Bowbridge Road, Newark [No Charges]
  • Newark Northgate Railway Station, Lincoln Street, Newark [No Charges]
  • Total UK Ltd, A46/A17 Winthorpe Roundabout, Newark [Charges Apply]
  • Texaco Northgate, 69 Northgate, Newark [Charges Apply]


Disabled Accessability at the National Hamfest

Are wheelchairs available free or for hire

We are sorry but there is no wheelchairs available at the National Hamfest

Is Disabled Parking Available?

Disabled Parking is provided, it is located near the Blue Entry Gate in the main Car Park of the event.

Is the Event Wheelchair Friendly?

Yes there are no steps, everything is on one level and there is plenty of space between the rows of stands for wheelchairs.

Is There Disabled Toilets?

Yes there is disabled toilets in the outside toilet block and inside the George Stevenson Hall.


Are Dogs Allowed at the Hamfest

Dogs are not allowed at the National Hamfest due to the number of complaints last year of dogs not being kept under control by their owners, only Disabled dogs will be allowed this year.

Flea Market

Can I bring my own tables to the Flea Market

The tables supplied are being set up end to so you can’t bring your own tables

Can I Have the Same Pitch for Two Days

Yes you can book the same pitch for both days

How many get a free pass per table at the Flea Market

Only one person per table will get a free pass to the event, any more in the vehicle must purchase a ticket to the event

What Time Can I Set Up

The Blue gate will be opened at 7:30 for access to set up the Flea Market section. You will be restricted access and need an escort after 09:30 due to the event being opened to the public. You must be cleared up and have vacated the pitch by 18:00.

When do I Pay for my Table/s

Payment for the Table/s can be paid for on arrival but you can book and pay for in advance, please use the “Tickets” menu to pre-book.

Opening Times

What Time are the Gates Open to the Public?

The gates open to the public at 09:30


Are Refreshments Available

Catering for all needs, refreshments are available all day at the National Hamfest in the restuarant area within the hall. With tables and chairs you can sit down and enjoy refreshments, ranging from a cup of tea to a pint of beer with hot and cold food available. Outside the main hall, we have a picnic area where you can sit down and enjoy the fresh air and the smell of burgers being cooked in the Burger Van next to the picnic area.


Are Discounts Available for Multiple Purchases

Clubs can take advantage of a 20% discount on 10 or More Tickets

Can I Purchase Tickets on the Day?

You can purchase tickets at the Entry Gates as you go into the event. By purchasing your tickets Online you will have Express entry into the event.

Can I use the Ticket on Either Day?

The Tickets are day specific and can only be used on the day printed on the ticket.

Do Children Pay for Entry to the Hamfest

No there is FREE Access for children under the age of 16

Is There Any Reductions in Price for the Disabled and OAP’s?

Sorry there are no reduced prices for the Disabled or OAP’s all tickets are £5


Can I Access the Toilet Before the Gates Open?

The outside toilet inside the event may be used at the discression of the Gate Staff who will provide you with an escort.

Is There Disabled Toilets?

Yes there is disabled toilets in the outside toilet block and inside the George Stevenson Hall.


Can I get a Bus to Newark Showground

There is no public transport running to the Newark Showground but taxi’s are available from the railway station at a reasonable cost.

What is the Postcode for the National Hamfest?

The postcode is NG24 2NY to set up your Sat Nav.