Hamfest - 2017



A Hamfest is a convention of amateur radio enthusiasts, often combining a trade show, flea market, and various other activities of interest to amateur radio operators (hams).

"It is not unknown for a seller to ask more for a single part from the box than for the entire box, the intent being to have less stuff when it's time to go home than the seller arrived with. Larger old items are often referred to as boat anchors with the suggestion that they are obsolete and of such low value that this is the only use left for them. Numerous jokes are based on this concept, and some sellers will tie ropes to handles, or post signs on especially large and heavy items seeking customers who own aircraft carriers. Regular attendees often visit their first hamfest in search of some piece of equipment, but end up returning due to the social aspect."

"Local" to Shepherdstown, WV Hamfests

04/29/17 (Sat) | York Hamfest

ELICKER’S GROVE PARK
511 Roth Church Rd, Spring Grove, PA 17362
http://www.yorkhamfest.org/2017-york-hamfest/

05/06/2017 (Sat) | The Greater Hagerstown Hamfest Boonsboro, MD

Antietam Radio Association
Washington County Agricultural Center, 7313 Sharpsburg Pike, Boonsboro, MD 21713
http://w3cwc.org/Menu/Hagerstown-Hamfest

05/28/2017 (Sun) | Memorial Weekend Hamfest Maryland F.M. Association

Howard County Fair Grounds, 2210 Fairgrounds Road, West Friendship, MD 21794
http://www.marylandfm.org

06/04/2017 (Sun) | Manassas Hamfest & Maker Technology Show

Prince William Fairgrounds, 10624 Dumfries Road, Manassas, VA 20108

06/17/2017 (Sat) | CVARC HAMFEST 2017 Chambersburg, PA Cumberland Valley Amateur Radio Club

Cumberland Valley Engine & Machinery Association (CVEMA) Show Grounds, 1501 Criders Church Road, Chambersburg, PA 17201
www.w3ach.org

06/18/2017 (Sun) | BARC's Father's Day Hamfest Baltimore Amateur Radio Club

Arcadia Volunteer Fire Company Carnival Grounds, 16020 Carnival Avenue, Upperco, MD 21155
http://www.w3ft.com

07/01/2017 (Sat) | Harrisburg Radio Amateurs Club Firecracker Hamfest

Harrisburg, PA
http://www.w3uu.org

08/06/2017 (Sun) | 67th Annual Berryville Hamfest

Clarke County Ruritan Fairgrounds, 890 W. Main Street, Berryville, VA 22611
http://www.shenvalarc.org/hamfest

10/01/2017 (Sun) | CARAFest

Columbia Amateur Radio Association
West Friendship, MD
http://www.carafest.org