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Notice of Cancellation of the 2020 Shelby Hamfest

Due to safety concerns and restrictions due to the continued spread of the COVID-19 virus, it is with great sorrow that the Shelby Amateur Radio Club has voted to cancel the 2020 Shelby Hamfest. We feel that we would not be able to ensure the quality that our Hamfest attendees have come to expect from “The Grandaddy Of Them All” (“IF” we were able to have the Hamfest at all).

We had hopes that the restrictions may be lifted by September, but it seems now that things are moving slower than anticipated and we needed to make a decision before “the last minute” to give attendees time to cancel hotel and travel reservations.

We are sorry to disappoint the faithful Vendors and Attendees that have made our Hamfest a “Labor Day Tradition” since 1957 and we hope that you will plan to rejoin us at the 2021 Hamfest.

If you have sent in deposits for Camping, Vendor Spaces or Flea Market, your money will be refunded as soon as possible. If you have purchased pre-registration tickets, money will NOT be refunded but those tickets WILL be good for the 2021 Hamfest. (If you lose your ticket stub, we will have a record of your purchase so it will still be good).

We hope to see you at the 2021 Shelby Hamfest on Labor Day weekend!  In the meantime, be sure to work our W4NYR special event station the weekend that was supposed to be the Shelby Hamfest.  Read more information regarding the special event  here http://shelbyarc.org/special-event-station.html
See you September 3-5, 2021

COVID-19 Statement

Plans are being made for the Shelby Hamfest “as usual” but due to the uncertainty of “gathering” it is possible that we may have to cancel our Hamfest as many other clubs have had to do this year.  The cancellation will definitely be a LAST RESORT as we want very much to see all of our friends. If it becomes necessary to cancel the Hamfest we will return any deposits made for Camping, Inside Dealers and Outside Dealers.  Ticket sales will NOT be refunded but the 2020 tickets will be honored at the 2021 Hamfest so that nobody will lose money on tickets they have purchased.  We hope that it will not be necessary to implement any of these plans but want you to know that you will not lose money on your reservations.

The Chairmen of the committees (Camping, Inside Dealers and Outside Dealers) will be sending out letters soon and you can also find applications on the website (shelbyhamfest.org). We hope that you will make reservations “as usual” with the confidence that the Hamfest will be a reality or that you will not lose your money if we have to cancel.

We thank you for your loyalty and your continued support of the Shelby Hamfest and we look forward to seeing you on Labor Day weekend 2020.
See COVID-19 Statement (Right)

Hours of Operation:
On Friday (September 4) hours are 9am - 5 pm (Buildings & Flea Market)

On Saturday (September 5) and Sunday (September 6)
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

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 2020 will begin after the Charlotte Hamfest (March 14th).  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 4-6).  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.

Website subject to change.  Information is based off of the information from 2019's hamfest and subject to change.

Forum Schedule - TBD - if interested in scheduling a forum please Click Here.

Youth Lounge Saturday 9AM - 4PM (Tentative schedule) in Dorton Hall (This activity is TBD as well)

Order your Tickets Here

Contact us for more information:  chairman@shelbyhamfest.org or  call (980) 295-5151

For flea market info click here or for opened covered reservable spaces click here.

Indoor Vendors please click here.  

Outdoor Vendors please click here.

If you have never been to the Shelby Hamfest and would like to receive more information about reserving spaces, please contact chairman@shelbyhamfest.org.

If you are looking for camping information, please click here.

Sunday School is Sunday September 6, 2020 @ 10 AM at the Fire Station on 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.

Copyright (C) 2020 Shelby Amateur Radio Club, Inc.
*Shelby Amateur Radio Club is not responsible for theft, accident or loss of property.
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