2016 ARRL State Convention HamfestSEPTEMBER 2-4, 2016
"The Grand-Daddy of Them All"
Returns to Cleveland County Fairgrounds
For General Hamfest Info  (980) 295-5151
or chairman@shelbyhamfest.org

Shelby Hamfest is always Labor Day Weekend
September 2-4, 2016

Location of Fairgrounds: 
1751 E. Marion Street, Shelby, NC  28152
Approx. 35 miles west of Charlotte Douglas International Airport

Hours of Operation:
On Friday (September 2) hours are 9am - 3 pm
On Saturday and Sunday
Gates open at 7:00 AM each day (September 3 & 4)
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

$8.00 Pre-Registration
$10.00 admission at the gate

For flea market info click link above

Talk-In:  146.880 (-), No Tone - W4NYR Repeater

Golf Cart Information - Information is from 2015

Upper Cleveland Golf Cars
5714 Fallston Road
Lawndale NC
·         Rental rates:

1 to 2 Days  $55.00 per day

3 Days           $50.00 per day

4 days           $45.00 per day

5 Plus days   $40.00 per day

– 3 days   $50.00/day
4 days        $45.00/day
5 plus days  $40.00/day

Golf cart use will be restricted to handicap and S.A.R.C. carts only during regular hours of operation for the Hamfest.  Wheelchairs and Scooters can be used at anytime for handicapped individuals.

Forums (Click for Schedule and Location)

Forums are still being confirmed for 2016.  Keep checking back as more will be posted.


There will also be VE testing available on Saturday only.  WCARS is providing the testing service for a cost of $10.00.  For more information:  chairman@shelbyhamfest.org

Will be given on site at 4:00 PM Tuesday through Thursday at the fairgrounds.

 Will be given at 2:00 PM on Saturday, September 3rd at Cleveland Community College


***** NEW LAST YEAR *****

If you wish to reserve a space but cannot travel to the land rush then here is a possible alternative for you.  Open Covered Reservable Spaces. 

This area has 8 X 16 ft. spaces, with access to power.  No tables are provided with these spaces.

This area will be available to move into after the land rush on August 30, 2015. These are limited in availability please contact Mark Thornburg for more information at inside@shelbyhamfest.org.  Prices are $30.00 per 8x16 space. An admission ticket is also required.

We recommended that you bring cords and power strips.  Spaces share receptacles.


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