Hamfest - 2019



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

03/16/2019 | Fredfest '19 Frederick, MD
Frederick Amateur Radio Club
03/24/2019 | WINTERFEST
Annandale, VA,   Vienna Wireless Society
04/27/2019 | York Hamfest
Spring Grove, PA
05/04/2019 | The Great Hagerstown Hamfest
Boonsboro , MD    Antietam Radio Association
05/26/2019 | Memorial Day Hamfest,  West Friendship, MD
Howard County Fair Grounds Maryland F. M. Association
06/15/2019 | OVH Manassas Hamfest
Manassas Park Community Center
99 Adams Street
Manassas Park, Virginia 20111
06/16/2019 | Father's Day Hamfest
Arcadia Upperco, MD    Baltimore Amateur Radio Club
Firecracker Hamfest
Harrisburg Area Community College Fire Training Grounds
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
07/27/2019 | CVARC HAMFEST
Chambersburg, PA,     Cumberland Valley Amateur Radio Club
08/04/2019 | 69th Annual Berryville Hamfest
Berryville, VA     The Shenandoah Valley Amateur Radio Club
08/31/2019 | 70th Annual Gabfest Uniontown, PA
Uniontown Amateur Radio Club, Inc.
12/07/2019 | SantaFest Cheltenham, MD American Legion,
Prince George's County Emergency Radio Association