Saturday June 20  8am to 1 pm

St. Mary's School
652 Willard Avenue
Newington, CT 06111

(Across the road from Newington High School)

NOTE: Flea Market will be in the FRONT of school this year, in the lot nearest Willard Road. Parking for show attendees will be in the rear.

Hamfest committee for 2015:
Wayne, WA1YNE

What is "NARL FEST?"

NARL FEST is a one-day annual event held by the Newington Amateur Radio League, a special-service non-profit club. NOTE: This is NOT the national ham association, ARRL, known otherwise as "The League."

NARL is a regional club supported by members dues and the proceeds from this event, just like your home town's local repeater club. Its officers are all volunteers, there is no paid staff and no clubhouse. NARL rents a meeting room on the first Monday of each month at the Newington Senior Center and its W1OKY and W1AW VHF and UHF repeaters are located atop Cedarcrest Hospital.

The NARL club performs public service for the town of Newington and around the Connecticut Capitol Region.

The NARL FEST also provides a convenient place for hams to see, buy, and sell both new and used items related to the hobby such as radios, antennas, accessories, electronics, components, software, clothing, ID items,  batteries, etc, as well as items of interest to spouses and families of the attending hams.

The NARL FEST is traditionally held the Saturday before the ARRL's national FIELD DAY, which is the fourth full weekend of June each year.  (For 2015, Field Day is June 27-28) This gives local hams one last opportunity to pick up accessories they'll need to complete their stations for field day.

VENDORS TAKE NOTE:  this is your best shot at over 350 eager buyers in central Connecticut.

General Admission: $5, none before 8 am Sat. June 20 - includes door prizes
                          Free for children under 12 and new hams licensed < 1 yr
Indoor Vendor: $15 per 8 ft table

Outdoor Vendor: $12 per stall

Vendor setup begins at 6 am day of event, no overnight parking.


  • general parking
  • admission for new hams
  • admission for license test takers
  • children under 12

Site last updated May 5, 2015

OK, so this is a picture of the Dayton hamfest.  But we are hoping the NARL
 hamfest will look something like this.  It has in the past.