UPCOMING HAMFESTS

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.

66th Annual Berryville Hamfest
Date: Sunday, August 7, 2016

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

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Carroll County Tailgate Fest
Date: Sunday, August 21, 2016

Location: Sportmans Hall Skating Rink
  15500 Hanover Pike
  Upperco, MD 21155
Website: www.qis.net/~k3pzn/hamfest.html
Sponsor: Carroll County Amateur Radio Club
Public Contact: Steve Beckman, N3SB
  2145 Bethel Rd
  Finksburg, MD 21048
  Phone: 410-876-1482
E-mail: n3sb@qis.net
Notes: Overnight parking is by special arrangement.
  Send us an e-mail at n3sb@qis.net if you need to park on the grounds Saturday night.
  The skating rink is open until 12 midnight on Saturday night.
  Therefore, Saturday setup in the parking lot is not available.
  This is an outdoor event! There will be no indoor tables!

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Virginia Section Convention (Virginia Beach Hamfest)
Date: Saturday, September 10, 2016

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

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CARAFest 2016
Date: Sunday, October 9, 2016

Location:Howard County Fairgrounds
  2210 Fairgrounds Road
  West Friendship, MD 21794
Talk in: 147.39+ (PL 156.7)
Website: http://www.carafest.org
Sponsor: Columbia Amateur Radio Association
Public Contact: David Parkison, KB3VDY
  PO Box 911
  Columbia, MD 21044
  Phone: 443-492-9501
E-mail: info@carafest.org

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4th Annual TailgateFest
Date: Saturday, October 22, 2016

Location: Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department
  24801 Three Notch Road
  Hollywood, MD 20636
Talk in: 146.640 (PL 146.2)
Website: http://www.k3hki.org
Sponsor: St. Mary's County Amateur Radio Association
Public Contact: Chuck Gantz, K3WJX
  45200 Christman Road
  Hollywood, MD 20636
Phone: 240-925-1105
E-mail: k3wjx@yahoo.com

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The Mason-Dixon Hamfest
Date: Sunday, October 23, 2016

Location: Sportmans Hall Skating Rink
  15500 Hanover Pike
  Upperco, MD 21155
Website: www.qis.net/~k3pzn/hamfest.html
Sponsor: Carroll County Amateur Radio Club
Public Contact: Steve Beckman, N3SB
  2145 Bethel Rd
  Finksburg, MD 21048
  Phone: 410-876-1482
E-mail: n3sb@qis.net
Notes: Overnight parking is by special arrangement.
  Send us an e-mail at n3sb@qis.net if you need to park on the grounds Saturday night.
  The skating rink is open until 12 midnight on Saturday night.
  Therefore, Saturday setup in the parking lot is not available.
  Indoor table space is currently TBD due to construction at the rink.
    Please check back in the summer and we will post information as soon as it is available.

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Santa Fest
Date: Saturday, December 10, 2016

Location: American Legion Youth Camp
  9201 Surratts Road
  Cheltenham, MD 20623
Sponsor: American Legion & Prince George's County Emergency Repeater Association
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Talk-In: 145.230 (PL 110.9)
Public Contact: Charles Hallock, AA3WS
  16203 Manning Road
  West Accokeek, MD 20607
  Phone: 301-535-1666
E-mail: selbynet@hotmail.com

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BARC's Father's Day Hamfest
Date: Sunday, June 18, 2017

Location: Arcadia Volunteer Fire Company Grounds
  16020 Carnival Avenue
  Upperco, MD 21155
Website: www.w3ft.com
Sponsor: Baltimore Amateur Radio Club
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Talk-In: None
Public Contact: Dave Shadwell, AB3TE
  PO Box 120
  Reisterstown, MD 21136
  Phone: 443-465-6583
E-mail: w3ft67@yahoo.com

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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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