Yuma County FairGrounds 2520 E. 32nd Street Yuma, AZ 85365
February 17, 2017 - February 18, 2017 - CONFIRMED!
From 2017 Yuma Hamfest Website:
Feb. 17-18, 2017
Yuma County Fairgrounds
2520 E. 32nd Street, Yuma, AZ
The 13th Annual Yuma Hamfest is the site of the 2017 ARRL Arizona Section Convention . TheYuma Hamfest has two aspects. It is a hamfest for Amateur Radio people, complete with commercial exhibits, seminars, license testing and tailgating. For members of the general public, it is a trade show for emergency and disaster preparedness, with informational presentations and displays of emergency supplies and equipment.
There are hourly drawings for door prizes both Friday and Saturday. The numbers will be posted just inside the main Theater Building. You must be present to win the door prizes and claim them by 5:00 p.m. Saturday. On Saturday evening, in what has established itself as an annual tradition, the Buzzard Barbecue will be held in the Theater Building. Additional door prizes are given away following the barbecue dinner. And then at the end of the evening, we hold what has become the highlight of the Yuma Hamfest, the Grand Prize drawings.
For several years the Yuma Hamfest focused primarily on amateur radio, especially the emergency communications aspects of that hobby. Starting with the 2009 event, the event was expanded to include all facets of emergency and disaster preparedness. Would you know what to do if your home was without power, telephone service or water for ten days? By attending the Yuma Hamfest, you can find out the answer.