2020 Radiofest Information
40 Year Anniversary
August 7, 8, 2020
Friday - Saturday
SAME LOCATION !
550 N. Shriners Drive
Addison IL. 60101
Hilton Garden Inn
551 N. Swift Road
GPS coordinates for Radiofest
Longitude - 88.040649
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Radiofest 2020 will again be held at the Medinah Shriners’ location in Addison,
Illinois with the adjacent Hilton Garden Inn providing overnight accommodations. We
are very fortunate to return and enjoy these fine facilities. The Medinah Shriners is
located at the junction of I-355 and Army Trail Road in Addison. This is a very
convenient location that can be easily accessed from all directions within the entire
Chicago area. See the map below for location details.
We are enthusiastically assembling the activities for Radiofest 2020. The two-day
schedule of events will be very similar to last year. We will begin with our Friday night
auction, followed on Saturday morning by the swap meet through mid-afternoon. There
will be plenty of seller spaces available in the large parking lot at the west end of the
facility with plenty of room between rows for maneuvering a small truck or a vehicle
with a trailer. The sellers’ lot is also separated from the main traffic flow, which is good
for those walking around the swap meet. The main parking lot, adjacent to the seller
spaces, has more than 170 spots available for buyers and visitors. It is an easy walk from
one lot to the other, and to the hotel on the east side of the general parking area.
We will again feature our speakers programs during the day on Saturday. We will
also have our outdoor ham station with special ARCI club call letters WA9RCI. The
usual donation auction will be held later in the afternoon. The awards dinner event will
be held Saturday night.
The indoor facilities of the Shriner’s building will host our auction and banquet.
For 2020 we will be using the former contest/display room for our speaker presentations,
which is located directly across the hall from last years’ location.
The official hotel for Radiofest 2020 is the Hilton Garden Inn, located directly
adjacent to the Medinah Shriners complex, and a very short walk from the banquet
facilities and parking lots. Medinah Shriners and Hilton Garden Inn are completely
independent entities, but they coordinate closely on events. Radiofest participants can
receive a discounted block-rate of $99 per night.
We have secured a block of rooms at the Hilton Garden Inn and reservations for
the hotel are now open! You can go to the online reservation system, which has been set
up exclusively for Radiofest reservations, at this web site:
Or, you can call the hotel at: 630-691-0500. Mention Radiofest to the friendly
reservation agent to get the special discount rate. Note: This discount rate is valid for
reservations made before July 24th.