What is CARA Fest?

CARA Fest is an annual event hosted by the Columbia Amateur Radio Association (CARA, K3CUJ). It brings together amateur radio operators (“hams”) and those interested in other electronics-related activities to exchange ideas, expertise, enthusiasm, and equipment. CARA Fest provides a variety of educational and sales opportunities, such as:

  • Local/national vendors and individuals selling personal equipment, from radio gear and books to computers
  • Reps from local technical organizations and clubs
  • On-site amateur radio license testing
  • DXCC Card Checking

October 1st, 2023

7am - noon


Howard County Fairgrounds
West Friendship, MD

2210 Fairgrounds Rd, West Friendship, MD 21794


Admission is $10 donation per person (kids 16 and under free). Spaces for vendors/tailgaters/exhibitors are additional. Tables for clubs and non-profits are free.

Purchase tickets online or pay cash at the gate.

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