RRRA Hamfest & ARRL Dakota Division Convention

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RRV Fairgrounds Hartl Building
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Admission and Flea Market Tables

  • Admission Tickets: $10
    • 1 raffle entry included
    • Admission Tickets are non-refundable
    • 12 years and under admitted free with paid accompanying adult; raffle entry not included
  • 8' Flea Market Tables: $20
    • 1 free admission with each table purchased ($4 savings from 2019)
    • Flea Market Tables are non-refundable
    • Limited electricity available
    • Vendors agree to the RRRA Prohibited Flea Market Items policy by purchasing a Flea Market Table. Vendors who do not adhere to this policy will be asked to leave.

Prohibited Flea Market Items

Display and/or sale of certain items at the RRRA Hamfest & ARRL Dakota Division Convention is strictly prohibited and will result in unrefunded termination of admission privileges. These prohibited items include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Any item prohibited by any City, County, State or Federal law
  • Pornographic or obscene materials or any adults-only items
  • Weapons, ammunition, and related items
  • Political items

How to purchase Tickets and Tables

ℹ E-mail reservation requests will not be accepted for 2021.

Advance purchases of Admission Tickets and Flea Market tables may be made by Mail Order

  • Through our On-Line Box Office
    • Credit, Debit, and PayPal accepted
    • Tickets delivered via e-mail
  • By Mail Order
    • Mail orders must be postmarked by September 1, 2021
    • Payment in the form of check or money order (to RRRA) must be included
    • Mail orders will be held for pick up at the Hamfest Ticket Table

Admission Tickets and Flea Market Tables will be sold at the door—subject to availability—and the following forms of payment will be accepted:

  • Cash – exact change appreciated, no bills over $50 accepted
  • Debit & Credit cards

License Testing

aka VE Testing

  • Computerized testing only; paper tests will not be administered
  • Bring Your Own Device (i.e. laptop computer) suggested
  • Only 20 test seats available; pre-register on-line
  • Tests may be started between 10AM and 12 Noon

Testing Sign-up Information

Additional information about what to bring to an exam session (e.g guidance about calculators) is available on the What to Bring to an ARRL Exam Session page,


Schedule subject to change without notice

Friday, September 24th

4PMFlea Market setup in Main Hall
7PMBuilding closes for the night

Saturday, September 25th

7AMFlea Market setup in Main Hall
 Light Breakfast served in the lobby of the Hartl Building
8AMFlea Market opens
9AMSeminars begin
10AMLicense Testing begins
10:30AMLunch served in Main Hall
NoonLicense Testing cut off
2PMHamfest ends


Seminars subject to change without notice

TimeSubjectPresented by
9AM to 10AMTBD
10AM to 11AMTBD
11AM to NoonARRL UpdateIntroduction by ARRL CEO Dave Minster (via Zoom)


RRV Fairgrounds Hartl Building, 1805 Main Ave W, West Fargo, ND 58078

  • From I-94: Exit 343 toward W Fargo, Turn right onto 15th St NW, Turn right onto Ave of Flags (Fair Ground entrance)
  • From I-29 (heading south): Exit 65 for US-10W/Main Ave, Turn right onto US-10W/Main Ave, Turn left onto 15th St NW, Turn right onto Ave of Flags (Fair Ground entrance),
  • From I-29 (heading north): Exit 63B for I-94W toward Bismarck, Follow I-94 instructions above
  • From 13th Ave S (e. g. West Acres): Take I-29 south to exit 63B for I-94W toward Bismarck, Follow I-94 instructions above
  • On-line directions: Search for “Red River Valley Fair Hartl Ag Building West Fargo” in Google Maps or visit http://rrra.org/places/rrv-fairgrounds-hartl-building


There are more than 40 hotels within approximately 5 miles of the Red River Valley Fair Grounds. Use this search page (at trivago) to find lodging which suits your needs.

Hamfest Flyer

Download the 2021 Hamfest PDF Flyer

On-line Box Office