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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!
 
 
See you September 3-5, 2021



 
*Notice: No firearm sales, alcohol sales, nor pornographic material in any form may be displayed or sold at the Hamfest Site.
 

Flea Market Information
Check back for additional and/or changed information
(we are still in the planning stages, information may change as we approach the hamfest - plans should be finalized by July)

In an effort to simplify the “Land Rush” procedure for obtaining Flea Market spaces on a first come basis (also see bottom for more info)  , we will lock the gates to the fair grounds Sunday August 30, 2020 and will open the back gate as soon as spaces are flagged and ready. Please enter the back parking lot off Kemper Road and park there.  The gates will be opened for short periods of time to keep the traffic flow at a safe level. You should BRING YOUR ADMISSION TICKET or be prepared to purchase a ticket in order to obtain flea market spaces (maximum of 5 spaces per person). Flea Market spaces are $15.00 each.  After you have chosen and paid for your spaces, you will be ready to return home.

You do not have to get your space on Aug. 30, 2020, there will still be good spaces available all the next week and on Saturday morning September 5 someone will be on site (9am-7PM the week before the hamfest – we can not provide 24/7 drive up service) to help you.

Each person (with a paid admission ticket) may reserve up to 5 spaces (10’ X 20’) Each person must be present to reserve spaces or send a designated buyer who is NOT buying spaces for themselves. (For example, your spouse or friend could buy 5 spaces for your friend who is not able to be there on Sunday, but “you” can’t buy spaces for your friend if you are buying spaces for yourself). In order to purchase a flea market space, you must GO TO THE SPACE AND BRING BACK THE COLORED FLAG(S) from the spaces you want. (If the space does not have a flag in it that means it has already been rented.) Once you have picked up your flags, take them to the Fire Station/Hamfest Office. They will take your flags, your money, and give you a ticket for each space that you rent (this is your “deed to the property” and shows that it has been properly rented).  We hope that you will find this procedure “user friendly”.

This procedure will be in effect the week before the hamfest and up until the gates are closed to vehicle traffic on the morning of the hamfest.

*** NEW*** RESERVABLE FLEA MARKET SPACES Open Covered Reservable Spaces


***** For those who might like an alternative to the "land rush" and would like a dry, covered space with power, a limited number of spaces will be available in the Dorton Hall and in the Cattle Barn.  These spaces will be $30.00 each.  No tables will be furnished and no vehicles will be allowed in the Cattle Barn Area.  ** If a space is reserved in Dorton Hall it will be open 9-5 on Friday September 4, 8-5 on Saturday September 5 and 8-1 on Sunday (and overnight security is provided).  If you would like information pertaining to the Dorton Hall or Covered Cattle Barn Spaces, or would like to become a vendor at the hamfest please e-mail inside@shelbyhamfest.org
 Or call at 704-913-2726


 
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*Shelby Amateur Radio Club is not responsible for theft, accident or loss of property.
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