BARC Father’s Day Hamfest and Swap Meet

Thank you for joining us for the 2023 BARC Father’s Day event in Upperco, MD. This upcoming exciting event was held on Fathers Day Sunday June 18th. featuring a giant flea market for traditional tailgating, miscellaneous items, and food. Featured items included: amateur radio gear, electronics, radio control, disaster preparedness items, and numerous door prizes. DXCC (including 160 meters) and WAS QSL card checking by Bill N3WD. Do plan on this each Father’s Day. Hours: 8 am.-2 pm. Location: the Arcadia Volunteer Fire Company grounds, 16020 Carnival Avenue, Upperco, MD 21155. Our value pricing is $5 attendance and $10 per tailgating space.

A big thank you to our hamfest volunteers and especially our hamfest chairman Dave AB3TE for another successful event in 2023. This year was an increased turnout which insured more vendors and buyer–all of whom we hope had an enjoyable day.

Our food vendor did a fine job with a breakfast menu, plenty of coffee and other goodies in 2023 and should return for 2024. Again, plenty of tailgating spaces and free customer parking; handicapped accessible. Overnight camping fees to be paid to the Bluegrass Festival on site. Talk-in is on 146.67- (PL 107.2).

Remember, our event is the last area hamfest before the annual ARRL Field Day for those last minute shoppers. Please join us on Father’s Day June 16, 2024 for our event. 2023 hamfest flyer (until we update with the 2024 flyer) . Send an e-mail to us at w3ft67 “AT” to be added to or dropped from our hamfest e-mail list.

A view at the edge of the Hamfest midway

One of the area residents welcoming us to our event!

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