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Posted date: 12th September 2017

We are attending the National Hamfest Rally 2017 - Friday 29th and Saturday 30th September

Gate open to visitors at 9:30 Main Hall opens at 10:00, Newark Showground, Lincoln Road, Winthorpe, Newark Nottinghamshire, NG24 2NY. You can pre-order your items to be collect at the rally or to purchase at the rally by filling in our online form please see the link below for more details...


This is the 9th NH event run at this popular venue and every year the hall is packed with everything you need to set up and maintain an Amateur Radio Station. Whether your interest is: CW, SSB, Data modes, QRP or QRO, you will find it here. If you’re interested in Ham Radio this is a must visit experience. National Hamfest (Lincoln) Ltd is a not for profit company that has been set up to manage the National Hamfest, and to co-ordinate the volunteer staffing provided by members of Lincolnshire Radio Clubs. Any surplus from the event is shared between the Lincolnshire Radio Clubs whose members have worked hard to make the National Hamfest the largest amateur radio rally in the UK.

Caravanning & Camping

At the National Hamfest we are offering a package for those who wish to camp on the Newark Showground during the event. All prices include admission to the show on both days.

Overnight camping on site must be pre booked using the booking form available on line, Camping will not be permitted unless pre booked. You can pay by cheque sent with the booking form (time must be given for the cheques to clear before passes will be sent) , or by BACS

There is NO Turn up and Pay on the Day as this will add to the amount of work that the Hamfest team are already doing on Friday and Saturday. If you have not pre booked YOU WILL BE REFUSED ACCESS TO THE CAMPING AREA

Toilets, free showers and fresh water available. Sorry no electric ‘hook-ups’, small generators are permitted but please consider other campers regarding noise.

Amateur Radio activity is permitted but with non-interference to other ‘onsite’ stations.

We are giving you the choice of two locations on the Newark Showground, either near to the toilets and shower block with a long walk to the event or nearer to the event but a longer walk to the toilets and shower block.

Prices are for a Camper Van, Caravan with towing vehicle or Tent with one vehicle all with one occupant and all prices include admission to the show on both days. There is a charge of £10 to cover entry to the event for every additional occupant

All pitches are £34 if you are staying Thursday and Friday nights, £22 for Friday night only. THERE IS NO OVERNIGHT CAMPING ON SATURDAY AS ALL PITCHES MUST BE CLEARED BY 18:00 ON SATURDAY. Please note only one vehicle per pitch.

Booking form can be downloaded here by clicking the link below..


All the above prices include show tickets and vehicle pass. Access is via the show car park and blue gates. A welcome pack containing your camping pass and entry tickets will be waiting at the ticket office upon your arrival, for security reasons they will not be posted to you. Vehicle pass must be clearly displayed in vehicle at all times when on site.

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