The 2016 Palm Springs Hamfest will once again be held at the beautiful Palm Springs Pavilion, 401 S Pavilion Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262, near the Palm Springs Baseball Stadium, Saturday, March 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. VE testing will be available this year from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Admission: Still just $5. Where else can you get a day’s worth of entertainment for that?
To register as vendor please visit the vendor page.
Hamfest is the best place to “gear up.” Dozens of vendors will be selling specially-priced merchandise as well as giving product demos.
Vendors can setup between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Friday and from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on Saturday. The Expo opens at 9:30 a.m.
Palm Springs Hamfest 2016 will again offer VE Testing. Upgrade your license at the event then get a deal on near gear from one of our fine Expo vendors — all in the same day! Testing this year will be from 9 a.m. to noon with the testing center closing at 1 p.m.
See our VE Testing page for information
UPDATE: Keynote Speaker: Riverside County Supervisor John J. Benoit, WA6IAD, 10 a.m.
SEVEN Exciting Presentations for 2016. Click here for details.
Doughnuts and coffee are available in the morning and we added a new and improved lunch menu last year, so come join us for a morning snack and lunch! (Meals not included in admission price).
Sell your unused gear at our consignment table (less 20% sales commission).
Buy or swap unwanted and unused gear. Sellers must be in before 9:30 a.m. on Saturday when we open the flea market section. Vehicles cannot be moved once the public is admitted.
RVs can park starting at 3 p.m. on Friday night. Gates close at 8 p.m.
Campers arriving Saturday morning can enter between 7 and 9 a.m.
There is a $25 per night camping fee.
RVs must be out by 12 p.m. on Sunday.