BARC Father's Day Hamfest


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Is BARC having a Hamfest? Yes, but not as the Greater Baltimore Hamboree and Computerfest. The fairground had management issues and the long time manager of the fairgrounds is now gone. The facilities are in need of repair. On top of that the price to rent the building was over $14,000 by the time we paid for trash, security and heat. Instead, we changed the date and location. We will be Fathers Day at the Arcadia Carnival Grounds. it is a better location and better chance of good weather. While more outside, the rental of the space goes to a volunteer fire company. They have a large area - which is used for events such as the Maryland Steam Show, there are regular Demolition Derby and Mud Bog events, also the Blue Grass Festival - Plenty of parking and space for outdoor tailgating and vendors.

So join us on Sunday June 21, 2015 for the BARC Father's Day hamfest in Upperco, MD. This exciting event features a giant flea market for traditional tailgating and food.

Hours: 8:00 am.-2:00 pm. Auction: 12:00 Noon. Hamfest flyer in .pdf form.

At door admission: $5 per person.

Tailgating fee (per space): $10.

Contact: Dave Shadwell AB3TE--Hamfest Chairman at 410-842-5019 or

Baltimore Amateur Radio Club / P.O. Box 120 / Reisterstown, MD 21136

Location: the Arcadia Volunteer Fire Company grounds, 16020 Carnival Avenue, Upperco, MD 21155. (go out I-795 from Baltimore, take MD-30 north, make a right after Boring, MD onto Arcadia Avenue then left onto Carnival Road)

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