Hamfest Info


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.

Vendors click here for more info

VE Testing

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).


Consignment Table

Sell your unused gear at our consignment table (less 20% sales commission).

Flea Market

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.

For information on Flea market click here

RV Camping

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.

For more information click here