CARAFest on October 1


Sunday, October 1st, 2023

7am-noon - RAIN OR SHINE

Howard County Fairgrounds

2210 Fairgrounds Rd, West Friendship, MD 21794

For more information or to pre-purchase admission, vendor, and tailgater tickets go to


  • $10 admission per person (kids 16 and under FREE)
  • $10 per outdoor vendor/tailgater space
  • $20 per indoor vendor table   
    • ** New this year -- indoor vendors can pre-select desired tables/locations when purchasing on the CARA Fest website! Once purchased, table placements are guaranteed.**


    • Gates open for vendor/tailgater setup
  • 7am-noon
    • Vendor/Tailgater Sales
    • Club Exhibits
    • DXCC Card Checking
  • 9am-10:30am
    • Amateur Radio License Testing

Other Activities

  • Food will be available for purchase from the Lions Club (while supplies last)
  • Each adult admission is a chance to win one of several door prizes (you do not need to be present to win)

Talk-In Frequency

  • 147.390 +0.6 MHz, PL 156.7 Hz