CVARC Annual Hamfest 2024

CVARC Annual Hamfest 2024

Mark your calendars for the Cumberland Valley Hamfest, happening on July 27, 2024, from 8 AM to 2 PM. Hosted by the Cumberland Valley Amateur Radio Club (W3ACH), this event will take place at the Cumberland Valley Engine & Machinery Association (CVEMA) Show Grounds, located at 1501 Criders Church Road, Chambersburg, PA 17202.

Event Highlights:

  • General Admission: $5.00 donation for ages 16 and above (under 16 free).
  • Tailgating: $10.00 donation.
  • VE Testing: Available for walk-ins. Register on
  • Vendor Information: Indoor tables are available for $15.00 each ($10.00 each for the 5th table and up). Set up starts at 6:00 AM. Special request set up may be available on Friday from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
  • Hourly Door Prizes: Main prizes at 1:00 PM (must be present to win).
  • Talk-In Frequency: 147.120+ 100 PL tone.

Additional Features:

  • Large show grounds with a tailgating area and indoor table spaces.
  • Computer and craft vendors are welcome.
  • Food and refreshments will be available for purchase.
  • Rain or shine event (no overnighting on grounds).

Contact Information:

  • Public Contact: Jim Stephens (KB3ICU)
  • Address: PO Box 121 Chambersburg, PA 17201
  • Phone: 717-382-8834
  • Email:

Location Details:

  • Address: 1501 Criders Church Rd, Chambersburg, PA 17202
  • Coordinates: 39.946095, -77.743463
  • Directions: From I-81, take exit PA-997 west, turn right at the light onto Twin Bridges Rd, continue for 1.6 miles, then turn onto Criders Church Rd for 0.2 miles.

Join the fun and excitement at the Cumberland Valley Hamfest! Whether you're a seasoned radio operator or a curious newcomer, there's something for everyone. Don't miss out on the chance to explore, buy, sell, swap, and win prizes at this fantastic event. See you there!

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