Swapfest: The Flea at MIT

Important update regarding Coronavirus and Swapfest

Posted: September 7, 2021
Due to worsening public health conditions, we are disappointed to announce that the October 2021 Swapfest will also be cancelled. The MIT Radio Society continues to remain committed to bringing back the event next season, in 2022. Anticipated dates are available below. Please stay tuned for updates and do not send in preregistrations until our opening schedule is known. Thank you.


[+] Previous Updates

2021 Swapfest Dates

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

2022 Swapfest Dates - Be sure to check back as these dates get closer!

Although we are disappointed to have had to cancel all 2021 events, we look forward to resuming next season.

  • April 17, 2022 (Tentative)
  • May 15, 2022 (Tentative)
  • June 19, 2022 (Tentative)
  • July 17, 2022 (Tentative)
  • August 21, 2022 (Tentative)
  • September 18, 2022 (Tentative)
  • October 16, 2022 (Tentative)

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.