Ham Swaps

SARA Hamfests/Swaps/Trunk Sales Page ~ last update: 15 Jan 2023

Hamfests / SWAPs / Trunk Sales

Listed are within about 150 miles from Owosso/Corunna Area

The following is a list of Hamfests &/or SWAPs that are within about 150 miles from the Owosso/Corunna (MI) area. Some events are 'outside' this radius, but they seem to draw interest from some of the SARA members. PLEASE check the individual web links for current information for event details, as these can occasionally change. The sponsoring club’s web site is a great place to look for updates on current details and see what they are currently up to.

Also check the ARRL Hamfest Calendar web site. ARRL Hamfest Calendar. They may have 'better' data, always double check the organizations website - if available.

Our list is in month date order, so January of 'next year' may appear before a "later month" of current year. Enjoy the information and let us know if we need to update or add anything. Some SWAPs we may not have good web links for... if you have better information, please let us know SARA / W8QQQ <Email> ).

We try to keep this list 'current', but it can be a challenge. A '(??)' means we have no official information for this event at this time (it is a 'swag' - usually previous year's data). Check their link to see what that organization has posted. Travel is at your own risk! Date information is just our best "ESTIMATE". See our 'Page Last Updated' line below header for when our data was last looked for by this site. Beyond this, some care from you is required! Happy Treasure Hunting!

Many dates are based on 2022 information and are assumed to be comparable dates... PLEASE double check before traveling!

January, 2023

  • CANCELLED {1/15} -- 22-Jan-2023 ~ Hazel Park, MI -- Hazel Park Swap - Royal Oak / Royal Oak Farmer's Market, 316 E. Eleven Mile Rd., Royal Oak, MI 48067. $5.00 8:00 AM till 12:00 noon.

February, 2023

  • 11-Feb-2023 ~ Traverse City, MI ~ Cherryland ARC, $5.00 at door 8:00 till 12:00 noon. Immaculate St. Francis High School Gymnasium, 123 11th St., Traverse City, MI.
    Talk-in: 146.86 (-) (PL. 114.8)

  • 18-Feb-2023 ~ Livonia, MI Livonia AR Club - Monaghan Banquet Center, 19801 Farmington Rd., Livonia 48152 : Time 8:00 AM till 12:00 PM; Cost $5.00.

March, 2023

  • 11-Mar-2023 ~ Kalamazoo-Marshall, MI ~ Crossroads ARC, Wings Stadium complex at 3600 Vanrick Dr., Kalamazoo Township, MI 49001 ~ 8:00 AM to Noon.

  • 26-Mar-2023 ~ Troy, MI ~ U.S.E.C.A. Swap & Shop, Balkan America Community Center of Michigan, 1451 E. Big Beaver Rd., Troy, MI 48083 $10.00/ 8:00 AM till 2:00 PM

April, 2023

None Listed

May, 2023

  • 06-May-2023 ~ Cadillac, MI ~ Wexaukee County ARC, 1st Saturday in May Mackinaw Trail Middle School (Cadillac), 8401 S. Mackinaw Trail, Cadillac, MI. 8 AM till Noon for $5.00. see the flyer: Cadillac Swap. Testing all license classes at 10:30 am $15.00 [Preregister].

  • 18~21-May-2023 ~ HAMVENTION 'The Big One'Starting on Thursday, May 18; Forums; QSO Party; ~ Watch their web site as things can change with details being posted. Always the 3rd full weekend in May ('Way Back' it was Dayton Hamvention).

  • 20-May-2023 ** Based on 2022 info ** ~ GMARC Shelby Twp., MI ~ GMARC Trunk SWAP, Packard Proving Grounds, 49965 Van Dyke Ave., Shelby Township ?? (old data) 8 AM till noon. $5.00 per car load.

June, 2023

  • 03-Jun-2023 ** Based on 2022 info ** ~ Hudsonville, MI - Independent Repeater Association, Inc., {Grand Rapids}, Fairgrounds, 5235 Park Avenue, Hudsonville, 49426 8 AM till Noon. $8.00 in advance; $12:00 at the door. Testing at 10:00 AM.

  • 04-Jun-2023 ** Based on 2022 info ** ~ Chelsea, MI -41st Annual Swap, Fairgrounds, 20501 W Old US Hwy 12, Chelsa, MI 48118 - 8:00 AM till {Noon ?} $5.00 per person.

  • 04-Jun-2023 ** Based on 2022 info ** ~ Ferndale, MI - Trunk Swap Hosted by Flying Beers International. 11:00 AM till 4:00 PM at Fraternal Order of Police ~ 2233 Burdette St., Ferndale 48220

  • 17-Jun-2023 ** Based on 2022 info ** ~ GMARC Shelby Twp., MI ~ GMARC June Trunk SWAP, Packard Proving Grounds, 49965 Van Dyke Ave., Shelby Township 8 AM till noon, $5.00 per car load. Contact: BobbyCorr@att.net [248] 346-2733

  • 17-Jun-2023 ** Based on 2022 info ** ~ MARC ~ W8KEA - Midland, MI (pdf file downloads) ~ Salvation Army Center on 600 E. Waldo Rd. 8 AM till Noon. Admission is $5.00, Trunk sales and Inside sales are $5.00.

  • 18-Jun-2023 ** Based on 2022 info ** ~ Monroe County Communication Association Monroe County Fairgrounds, 3775 South Custer Rd., Monroe 48161 {M-50 at Raisinville Rd - 2 miles west of Monroe} - 7:30 AM till 1:00 PM. $7.00 at the gate. It is on 'Father's Day'.

July, 2023

None Listed

August, 2023

  • 12-Aug-2023 ~ Auburn, IN ~ NE Indiana ARA ~ Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum, 1600 S. Wayne St., Auburn, IN 46706 9:00 AM till 2:00 PM)
    LOCATION: I69 exit 326 or 328 - follow Museum Signs Talk-In 147015+ Tone (141.3) {Free SWAP Admission 1600 sq.ft. inside}. Free Museum Admission. Food Vendor on site.

September, 2023

  • 09-Sep-2023 ** Based on 2022 info ** ~ Okemos, MI ~ Central Michigan ARC, Okemos Convention Center, 2187 University Park Drive, Okemos, 48864 9 AM till 2 PM $5.00 per person. Testing 11:00 AM $15.00 - preregister!

  • 09-Sep-2023 ** Based on 2022 info ** ~ Grand Rapids, MI ~ GRARA Hamfest, Home School Building, 5625 Burlingame SW, Wyoming, MI. Cost $8.00 with K-12 students free with student ID. 8 AM till 1 PM.

  • 17-Sep-2023 ** Based on 2022 info ** ~ Adrian, MI ~ Adrian Hamfest, Lenawee County Airport {Newer Location} See their Web Site for Details.

October, 2023

  • 07-Oct-2023 ** Based on 2022 info ** ~ Burnips, MI ~ Allegan County ARC Trunk Sale - AC8RC, 8:00 AM till 12:00 Noon (Rain or Shine) SALEM TOWNSHIP HALL which is located @ Corner of 30th Street and 3003 142nd Ave. Burnips, MI 49314. ~ West of Dorr ~ US-131 exit-68.

  • 28-Oct-2023 ** Based on 2022 info * ~ Negaunee, MI ~ Hiawatha ARA - See Club site for Information. Negaunee Township Community Center, Michigan {Marquette County}
    From intersection of US-41 and M-35 go south on M-35 about one mile {West side of Road}. 0900 to 1300 local time.

November, 2023

None Listed

========== 2022 data follows

December, 2022

  • 04-Dec-2022 ~ Troy, MI L'Anse Creuse ARC Annual Hamfest & Swap, Balkan American Community Center [BACC]; 1451 E. Big Beaver Rd., Troy, MI. 8:00 AM ~ 12:00 noon Entry $10.00