Swapfest: The Flea at MIT

Important update regarding Coronavirus and Swapfest

Posted: June 10, 2021
Despite the recent relaxation in Covid-19 restrictions by Governor Baker, the club is still limited by MIT policies regarding events, visitors, and student group activities. We are closely monitoring the situation and will update this page once we have further information. We sincerely appreciate your continued interest and patience and hope that we will be able to safely resume hosting Swapfest soon. Please do not send in preregistrations until our opening schedule is known.

[+] Previous Updates

2021 Swapfest Dates - Be sure to check back as these dates get closer!

  • April 18, 2021 (Cancelled)
  • May 16, 2021 (Cancelled)
  • June 20, 2021 (Cancelled)
  • July 18, 2021 (Cancelled)
  • August 15, 2021 (Tentative)
  • September 19, 2021 (Tentative)
  • October 17, 2021 (Tentative)


Indoor space is available in our garage as always. We no longer have outdoor space in the triangle lot across Albany St. We are working on arrangements for limited outdoor space for future months. Call for details.

Buyers’ Parking

Information: text and PDF map

About Swapfest

The MIT Radio Society, in conjunction with the MIT UHF Repeater Association, the MIT Electronics Research Society, and the Harvard Wireless Club, sponsors a Swapfest on the third Sunday of each month, April through October. This is a place to buy, sell, and swap amateur radio, electronic, and computer equipment. Hams and non-hams alike are welcome.

For more information, see the online copy of our swapfest flyer (pdf, or text only). Print out a copy of the flyer and bring it with you for a discount on the buyer’s admission. Want to sell? Here’s an online copy of the seller’s registration form. Remember to send it in by the 5th of the month for the advanced seller discount. Still need more info? Call 617-253-3776 during business hours.

The Swapfest is held at MIT’s Albany Street Garage on Albany St between Main Streets and Mass Ave in Cambridge. The gate opens for buyers at 9am. There is a small admission fee.

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