65th Annual Berryville Hamfest

& Computer/Electronics Show
Sunday, August 2, 2015
Clarke County Ruritan Fairgrounds
890 W. Main Street 
Berryville, Virginia 22611

Always the first Sunday in August!
Presented by the Shenandoah Valley Amateur Radio Club

  • Gate opens at 6:00 AM  •  Vendor buildings open at 8:00 AM
  • Donation $8.00, children under 16 free
  • Additional $10.00 per space for tail-gaters - no reservations. First come, first served.
  • Commercial and indoor tables by reservation (see vendor form download below)
  • Country ham and egg breakfast at 7am
  • Ruritan's famous chicken and beef barbecue at 11am
  • Concessions and snack bar available
  • Grand prizes (HF Rig; VHF Rig; Power Supply) and hourly drawings
  • County park with pool, picnic area, and playground opposite hamfest 
  • Camping spaces available Saturday night - $15 - no hookups
  • Special hotel Hamfest rate of $89 at Hampton Inn Winchester North (1204 Berryville Ave., Winchester, VA) until July 7. Call 540-678-4000 and ask for the Hamfest Discount. 

Large tailgating area with ample shade under the big oak trees. Also, electric power is available for testing purposes at various places within the tailgating area.

NO pets, pornography, or weapons out of respect for all attendees 
and Fairground rules and regulations. 

VE Exams: Laurel Amateur Radio Club VE team will be administering license exams at Clarke County High School (627 Mosby Boulevard, Berryville). Walk-ins welcome. All license classes. Testing begins at 12 noon. Photo ID required. For more information about the exams contact: John Creel WB3GXW@arrl.net or 301-572-5124.

Last year's (2014) Attendance 

1403 General Admission
217 Tailgaters
98 Inside Vendor Tables (24 Vendors)


Berryville Hamfest 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):



2015 Inside VENDORS:

AC & DC Electronics - Larry (WB4WTI) and Deborah (KB4VAF) Councilman
Ruritan Bldg • 

Affordable Computer Repair: Kevin Dahlke
Ruritan Bldg. 

Ruritan Bldg. 

Ruritan Bldg.

Classics in Time: Larry Dagna
Arts & Crafts Bldg.

Cold War Museum: John Deperro, Curator
Arts & Crafts Bldg.  •  (

Communications, Etc.: John Hill WP4DMV
Arts & Crafts  •  (www.HonestJohnUSA.com)

dBj Radio & Electronics: Bob Austin
Eagle 1 Communications: Ron Roush
Horticulture Bldg.  •  (

EHI Company: Norman Cohen WB4LJM 
Ruritan Bldg.  • 

EZ Hang, Inc: Dennis Currence KG4ETM 
Ruritan Bldg.  • 

Gold Medal Ideas: Custom embroidery, sportswear, hats & name badges 
Ruritan Bldg.  • 

Mel Harmon
Arts & Crafts Bldg

KJI Electronics, Inc.: Gene Niemiec K2KJI
Ruritan Bldg.  • 

Lafferty, Robert
Arts & Crafts Bldg.

Lost Ark Seminar: James Hoffer KW8T
Arts & Crafts Bldg  •  (www.lostarkseminar.com)

N1XP: Robert Pience N1XP

Quicksilver Radio: John Bee N1GNV 
Ruritan Bldg.  • 

David Rabbani
Arts & Crafts Bldg.

Satellite Sam: Sam Adams KG4KMN
Arts & Crafts Bldg.

Sheckman, Norm
Horticulture Bldg. 

Tower Electronics: Scott and Jill Cole
Horticulture Bldg. •  (www.pl-259.com)

Woodbridge Amateur Radio Club: Mark Rinehart KV4UC
Arts & Crafts Bldg.  •  (www.woodbridgewireless.org)


2015 Pavilion Vendors:

3938 Club/North Carolina Single Sideband Net  "The Learning Frequency"
Big pavilion to the right of the concession stand towards the road

K4AMG Memorial Amateur Radio Club, Richard Siff
Mentors in Electronics and Wireless Communications
Small pavilion to the left of the announcer’s stand


Plus outside tailgate vendors throughout the Fairgrounds!
Inside vendors will be spotlighted on our Facebook page throughout the morning of the event: https://www.facebook.com/ShenandoahValleyARC

Last year's Vendors get first priority if they send vendor form & money before April 1.
After that, spaces are first come, first served on receipt of rental fee. Vendors may set up after 2pm on Saturday afternoon, the day before the Hamfest. Late arrivals and access to vendor buildings by special arrangement with vendor coordinators, John and Elizabeth Cottrell (See contact info below).

NO Pets, Pornography, or Weapons!

Download copy of Hamfest 2015 Flyer (in PDF*) for distribution
Download a copy of the directions to the Hamfest (in PDF*)

Download a copy of the Hamfest Grounds (in PDF*)
Download Vendor Registration Form 2015 (in PDF*) first come, first served $20.00 - air conditioned building. $15.00 in other buildings, $10 for tailgater space.

No registration and no reservations required for tailgater spaces. First come, first served.

*All downloads in Adobe Acrobat PDF file format.

For reservations and table assignments please contact vendor coordinators:

John (WD4GEK) and Elizabeth (W4EHC) Cottrell - BerryvilleHamfest@gmail.com - 540-436-3818

Or write:
P.O. Box 2273 • Winchester, VA 22604

Reservations not be confirmed until you receive verbal, email, or written acknowledgement from vendor coordinators. All vendors/tail-gaters are also required to purchase a $6.00 general admission ticket as well as your $10.00 per space rental fee. No refunds after July 1stThere will be a 10% charge on refunds prior to July 1st. 

Click here for Directions and a map to the Hamfest

Elizabeth Cottrell,
Jan 4, 2015, 1:02 PM
Elizabeth Cottrell,
Jan 4, 2015, 12:35 PM
Jan 12, 2012, 6:10 AM
Elizabeth Cottrell,
Jan 4, 2015, 12:37 PM