Berryville Hamfest 2021: It’s a wrap!

Berryville Hamfest collage
70th Annual Berryville Hamfest
Computer/Electronics Show
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Our sincere thanks to the hundreds of attendees, tailgaters, and vendors who attended the 2021 event at the Clarke County Ruritan Fairgrounds

890 W. Main Street
Berryville, Virginia 22611

MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR AUGUST 7, 2022 
Always the first Sunday in August!

Presented by the Shenandoah Valley Amateur Radio Club

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2021 Grand Prize

ICOM IC-7300 HF Transceiver
ICOM IC-7300 HF Transceiver

Grand Prize ticket to be drawn early afternoon on Sunday, August 1.  

Additional Prize Drawings from ticket stubs: Yaesu FT-4, MFJ 30 amp power supply, Diamond SWR meter, Craig Buck “The Easy Way” ham books (6), DX Engineering Gift Certificates, ARRL Gift certificates, Satellite Sam’s prizes for youngest male and female hams in attendance.


  • Gate opens at 6:00 AM  •  Vendor buildings open at 8:00 AM
  • Donation $10.00, children under 16 free
  • Additional $10.00 per space for tailgaters – 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 (See partial prize list above) and hourly drawings
  • County park with pool, picnic area, and playground opposite hamfest
  • Camping spaces available Saturday night – $15 – no hookups
  • There will be two persons checking QSL cards for ARRL and CQ awards at
    the ARRL table in the Ruritan building from 8 to 11 AM
  • Special 2021 hotel Hamfest rate of $106 (CLICK HERE TO BOOK) has been arranged at Hampton Inn Winchester North (1204 Berryville Ave., Winchester, VA) for reservations booked no later than July 10, 2021. Call 540-678-4000 and ask for the Berryville Hamfest Discount. This is a significant discount over their usual $130-$150 rate. You can cancel anytime up to 48 hours before arrival.

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.

RURITAN FAIRGROUND RULES: NO pets, pornography, or weapons

VE Exams

Laurel Amateur Radio Club VE Team will be administering license exams (Clarke County High School, right down the road from the Fairgrounds). 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.

Do You Need QSL Cards Checked for Awards?

Two persons will be checking QSL cards for ARRL and CQ awards at the ARRL table located in the Ruritan Building from 8 AM to 11 AM. Stop by, get your cards checked for credit, then work some new ones with your finds from the hamfest!

New entrance for tailgaters this year:

To handle the expected increased attendance and get cars quickly off of Route 7, there will be a separate entrance for tailgaters just past the Main Entrance as you’re headed towards Berryville.

2021 Attendance

1375 General Admission tickets sold
236 Tailgater tickets sold
91 Inside Vendor Tables (30 inside Vendors)

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Berryville Hamfest Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Directions to Berryville Hamfest

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[If you’d like to find out how your company can be listed as a sponsor, contact Elizabeth W4EHC (berryvillehamfest@gmail.com)]
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2021 Inside Vendors

7/29/21 — inside spaces are all sold. If you want to be on the list to be contacted next year, email berryvillehamfest (at) gmail.com.

Vendors will be added as they confirm their attendance. Please support these businesses.

Affordable Computer Repair and Services
Kevin Dahlke
Ruritan Building

ARES/Winchester/Frederick County
Ruritan Building

ARRL
Ruritan Building
www.arrl.org

There will be two persons checking QSL cards for ARRL and CQ awards at
the ARRL table in the Ruritan building from 8 to 11 AM

Bedford County Amateur Radio Society
Rousseau Richards KC4RCR
Ruritan Building

David Campbell K8BYP
Arts & Crafts Building

Dave Carter K3UCB
Ruritan Building

EHI Company
Norman Cohen WB4LJM
Ruritan Building
www. EHICO.com

Mike Gorbutt WA8RCB
Arts & Crafts Building

Ham World, Inc.
J. T. Malone N4ZDY
Arts & Crafts Building
www.hamworldinc.com/

Tom Hitt W4LLK
Ruritan Building

IoT Kits
Karl Berger W4KRL
Ruritan Building
www.w4krl.com/iot-kits

Alex Jacocks
Horticulture Building

K3MT Books-Jokalym Press
Michael Toia K3MT & Joyce Toia KG4ABD
www.jokalympress.com/
Ruritan Building

K4AMG Memorial Amateur Radio Club
Richard Siff W4BUE
www.k4AMG.org
Small Pavilion near Grandstand

KJI
Gene Niemiec K2KJI
http://kjielectronics.com/
Ruritan Building

Les Trois Amis
Paul Dluhosh N4PD
Horticulture Building

Lost Ark Seminar
James Hoffer KW8T
www.lostarkseminar.com
Ruritan Building

Mount Vernon Amateur Radio Club
Nick Bloom AJ4YB
www.mvarc.org
Ruritan Building

Judith Norton
Horticulture Building

Quicksilver – John Bee N1GNV
Ruritan Building
www.qsradio.com

Roger That Radio Parts
Mitch Amos AA4WV
Arts & Crafts Building

Satellite HDQ – Sam Adams KG4JMN
Arts & Crafts Building

Satellite Sam will award a Remote Control Unit to the youngest licensed Hams in attendance at the hamfest: one for Youngest Male, and also the Youngest Female. This can be someone who passes test at Fest. Sam KG4JMN

Sauder Electronics
Kathy Sauder KA3PYB
Horticulture Building

Gary Sherman
Arts & Crafts Building

TTCI Radio Solutions and
CustomQSL.com
Tim Hijazi
Arts & Crafts Building
www.ttciradio.com and www.CustomQSL.com

Virginia Defense Force
Jim Stanley KM4BID
Horticulture Building

WA4MCM Solutions
Don Friend WA4MCM
Ruritan Building

John Whitmer WD4KNX
Horticulture Building

Woodbridge Wireless Amateur Radio Club
Robin Williams KJ4LWN
www.woodbridgewireless.org
Ruritan Building

Email: berryvillehamfest@gmail.com for information about pavilions or barns that can be reserved.

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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
  
After June 1, indoor 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, Elizabeth Cottrell, or Mick (See contact info below).
 
NO Pets, Pornography, or Weapons!
 

Download copy of Hamfest 2021 Flyer (in PDF*) for distribution

Download a copy of the directions to the Hamfest (in PDF*)

Download a map of the Hamfest Grounds (in PDF*)

Download Vendor Registration Form 2021 (in PDF*) first come, first served:

  •     $20.00 per space in the air-conditioned building
  •     $15.00 per space in other buildings
  •     $10 for tailgate space – No registration and no reservations required for tailgate spaces. First come, first served.

*All downloads in Adobe Acrobat PDF file format.

The Ruritan and Horticulture Buildings are full for 2021. A few spaces are available in the Arts & Crafts Building

For reservations and table assignments please contact vendor coordinators:

Elizabeth (W4EHC) Cottrell BerryvilleHamfest@gmail.com
540-436-3818 (landline until Hamfest weekend)
540-333-0837 (cell phone Hamfest Weekend)

Or write:
S.V.A.R.C.
P.O. Box 2273 • Winchester, VA 22604

Vendor reservations are not confirmed until you receive verbal, email, or written acknowledgment from vendor coordinators. All vendors and tailgaters are also required to purchase a general admission ticket as well as their per space rental fee. No refunds after July 1stThere will be a 10% charge on refunds prior to July 1st. 

Clarke County Fairgrounds map showing buildings and handicap parking