This is a list of hamfests in the Maryland-DC area.

I am including a list of hamfests in nearby Pennsylvania, northern Virginia, West Virginia and Delaware as a courtesy to our neighboring Section Managers.

I, your MDC Section Manager, Marty Pittinger - KB3MXM, and/or a designated ARRL representative(s) plan to attend all hamfests in the Maryland-DC Section.

We hope to see you all there.

Valley Forge Hamfest
Date: Saturday, July 8, 2017

Location: Kimberton Fire Company Fairgrounds
  Route 113 and Firehouse Lane
  Kimberton, PA 19442
Website: www.marc-radio.org/hamfest2.htm
Sponsor: Mid-Atlantic Amateur Radio Club
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Talk-In: 145.13, 147.06 (CTCSS 131.8 Hz)
Public Contact: Brian Kelly, AA3BK
  30 North Valentine Drive
  Garnet Valley, PA 19060
  Phone: 240-498-1964
Email: AA3BK@marc-radio.org


67th Annual Berryville Hamfest
Date: Sunday, August 6, 2017

Location: Clarke County Ruritan Fairgrounds
  890 West Main Street
  Berryville, VA 22611
Website: www.shenvalarc.org/hamfest
Sponsor: Shenandoah Valley Amateur Radio Club
Public Contact: Thomas Brownlee, AF2D
  744 Gafia Lodge Road
  Middletown, VA 22645
  Phone: 540-869-7065
E-mail: af2d@arrl.net


Virginia Section Convention (Virginia Beach Hamfest)
Date: Saturday, September 9, 2017

Location: Virginia Beach Convention Center
  1000 19th Street
  Virginia Beach, VA 23450
Website: vbhamfest.com
Sponsor: Tidewater Radio Conventions
Talk-In: 146.970 (CTCSS: 141.3 Hz)
Public Contact: Carl Clements, W4CAC
  4500 Wake Forest Road
  Portsmouth, VA 23703
  Phone: 757-235-4813
E-mail: w4cac@cox.net


Date: Sunday, October 1, 2017

Location: Howard County Fairgrounds
  2210 Fairgrounds Road
  West Friendship, MD 21794
Website: www.carafest.org
Sponsor: Columbia Amateur Radio Association
Talk-In: 147.390+ (CTCSS: 156.7 Hz)
Public Contact: David Parkison, KB3VDY
  1257 Stevens Avenue
  Arbutus, MD 21227
  Phone: 410-977-1249
E-mail: info@carafest.org


Second Annual American Legion PGCERA SantaFest
Date: Saturday, December 9, 2017

Location: American Legion Youth Camp
  9201 Surratts Road
  Cheltenham, MD 20623
Website: pgares.org/santafest/index.html
Sponsor: American Legion and Prince Georges County Emergency Repeater Association
Talk-In: 145.230 (CTCSS: 110.9 Hz)
Public Contact: Charles Hallock, AA3WS
  16203 Manning Road
  West Accokeek, MD 20607
  Phone: 301-535-1666
E-mail: selbynet@hotmail.com


Delaware State Convention (Delmarva Amateur Radio & Electronics EXPO)
Saturday, April 21, 2018

Location: Cheer Community Center
  20520 Sand Hill Road
  Georgetown, DE 19947
Website: www.radioelectronicsexpo.com
Sponsor: Sussex Amateur Radio Association
Type: ARRL Convention
Talk-In: 147.090 (CTCSS: 156.7 Hz)
Public Contact: Herb Quick, KF3BT
  PO Box 1431
  Seaford, DE 19973
  Phone: 302-629-4949
E-mail: herb@hamiltongraphics.com


Harrisburg Radio Amateurs Club Firecracker Hamfest
Saturday, June 30, 2018

Location: Harrisburg Area Community College
  3599 Industrial Road
  Harrisburg, PA 17101
Website: http://www.w3uu.org
Sponsor: Harrisburg Radio Amateurs' Club
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Talk-In: 146.76 (CTCSS 100.0 Hz)
Public Contact: Tim Lehman, KB3OZA
  PO Box 453
  Hummelstown, PA 17036
  Phone: 717 461-3398
Email: kb3oza@arrl.net


You may view upcoming hamfests which are being held in the MDC Section and nearby in Pennsylvania, Delaware, West Virginia and the northern Virginia area by clicking on the ARRL's Hamfest and Convention Calender, "WWW.ARRL.ORG/hamfests-and-conventions-calendar."

As always, "I am ready to serve you."

Tnx es 73,
Marty Pittinger, KB3MXM, <KB3MXM@ARRL.NET>
ARRL Maryland-DC Section Manager

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