April 29th, 2017 from 09:00 until 12:00

The 41st Annual Durham Hamfest takes place April 29th, 2017 at the Pickering Recreation Complex (1867 Valley Farm Road South, Pickering, ON, L1V 6K7) from 09:00 until 12:00. Adult admission is $7 while children under 12 are free!

The 41st Annual Durham Hamfest is a radio/electronics flea market and hobby show. The event brings together manufacturers, equipment retailers, and anyone looking to buy and sell used radio gear. We cater to amateur radio, CB, and shortwave but welcome all radio communication enthusiasts warmly. Come see what's for sale, grab a complementary coffee, and make new friends in the hobby.

Photo of 2016 event

If you have some old radio gear you're interested in selling, are a club recruiting new members, or generally have a marketable interest to radio enthusiasts, please check out our vendors page. Do you want the event to be even more grand than last year? Help us by volunteering to organize the event by contacting us.

Information Package

Want us to email you a reminder just before the event? If you sign up, we'll send you one email with the list of registered vendors, the floor plan, and any last minute information useful for your day with us. It's completely voluntary and we will delete your email after this year's event so you won't be bugged.

What To Expect

The event is mostly a flea market with some groups, companies, and demos mixed in. We recommend arriving before the doors open in order to grab the best deals. All tables are cash only. Few vendors, if any, will bring electronic card readers. Door admission is also cash only. The Pickering Recreation Complex does not have an ATM on site, so make sure you stop by your bank on the way.


As vendors confirm attendance, we will link to them here.

Door Prizes

As door prizes are confirmed, we will add them here.

Talk In Frequency

Repeater: VE3SPA
Freq: 147.375 MHz
Tone: 103.5 Hz
Input: +600 kHz



Take exit #399 (signs for Brock Road - not Street) off Highway 401.
Turn left onto Brock Road.
Turn left onto Kingston Road/Highway 2.
Turn left onto Valley Farm Road.
Find the Pickering Recreation Complex on the left.

Public Transit

Take the 900 PULSE bus to Valley Farm.
Walk 5 minutes south on Valley Farm Road.
Find the Pickering Recreation Complex on the left.


Disability parking is available at the complex near the alternative entrance (see below), but space is limited and we do not have preferential parking over other complex users. Follow the parking signs to the lot in the rear of the building off Diefenbaker Court. This lot is the preferred parking lot for the event.

In previous years it was brought to our attention that some of our attendees have parked on the streets around the complex. We do not advise this. The city of Pickering does ticket the area regularly, especially on weekends.