2021 HAMFEST INFORMATION
Hamfest Office will be located in the Hospital Building
Pre-registration Ticket sales are over - tickets are now $10.00 on the grounds.
Hours of Operation:
On Friday (September 3) hours are 9am - 5 pm (Buildings & Flea Market)
On Saturday (September 4) and Sunday (September 5)
Gates open at 7:00 AM on Saturday and 8:00AM on Sunday
Inside Dealer Buildings will be open 8:00 AM-5:00 PM on Saturday
Inside Dealer Buildings will be open 8:00 AM-1:00 PM on Sunday
Location of Fairgrounds:
1751 E. Marion Street, Shelby, NC 28152
Approx. 35 miles west of Charlotte Douglas International Airport
Hamfest Office will be located at the Hospital Building this year. It is not located in the Fire station as in years past.
IMPORTANT PARKING UPDATE 2021 - Due to construction at the College, parking will be behind the fairgrounds. Please turn on Kemper Rd off Marion St and take the First Right onto Ferris Wheel Blvd
Also, in an effort to promote social distancing there have been some changes in FORUM and Youth Lounge. Forums will be presented in the Grandstand area of the Fairgrounds (near the racetrack) - We will have more updates regarding forums in the coming weeks.
The Youth Lounge will not happen this year, we hope to see it's return at the 2022 Shelby Hamfest.
Talk-In: 146.880 (-), No Tone - W4NYR Repeater
VE Testing by WCARS information can be found at the following link (VE Testing)
Pre-Registration for 2021 will begin in June 2021. You can save a little money by buying ahead of time or you can wait until the day of the hamfest to purchase your ticket but it will cost you the gate price of $10.00. It is good for Friday, Saturday and Sunday (September 3-5). See you in Shelby on Labor Day Weekend!
We have great prizes - you do not have to be present to win any of the Main / bi-hourly radio prizes. We will ship to the 48 contiguous states. Members of Shelby Amateur Radio Club and their immediate family are not eligible to win hamfest prizes. Click here for prize information.
Forum Schedule - Forums are now being scheduled and we will update the site approximately 2 weeks before hamfest. ARRL forum is scheduled for 12:30 PM on the Grandstand at the Fairground Racetrack.
Youth Lounge will hopefully return in 2022
If you have never been to the Shelby Hamfest and would like to receive more information about reserving spaces, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are looking for camping information, please click here.
Sunday School is Sunday September 5, 2021 @ 10 AM at (Location TBD) the Fairgrounds
Bingo for the ladies and children will be held following Sunday School. Please bring your admission ticket with you to play. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by a ticketed adult.
There are plenty of places to eat while you are at the Shelby Hamfest either on the grounds or one of the fine restaurants in the Shelby Area.
On the grounds this year on the actual hamfest days: TBD.