MFMA Memorial Weekend Hamfest 2024

MFMA Memorial Weekend Hamfest 2024

Get ready for a fantastic day of amateur radio excitement at the MFMA Memorial Weekend Hamfest! Sponsored by the Maryland FM Association, Inc., this annual event is set to take place on Sunday, May 26, 2024, at the Howard County Fairgrounds in West Friendship, Maryland. Whether you're a seasoned ham or new to the hobby, this hamfest offers something for everyone.

Event Details:

  • Date: May 26, 2024
  • Location: Howard County Fairgrounds, 2210 Fairgrounds Road, West Friendship, MD 21794
  • Website:
  • Sponsor: Maryland FM Association, Inc.
  • Type: ARRL Hamfest
  • Talk-In: WA3DZD Repeater (146.76/224.76/444.0 Tone 107.2)
  • Public Contact: John Elgin, WA3MNN
  • Phone: 301-641-5313
  • Email:


  • Time: 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM (premises must be cleared by 4:00 PM)

Admission and Tailgating:

  • Suggested Admission Donation: $10
  • Tailgate Space: $10 per space
  • Table Rentals:
    • Paid in Advance: $20 per table (payment must be received by May 19, 2024)
    • Availability on Event Day: Inside tables, if available, after 8:00 AM

Activities and Features:

  • Amateur Exams: Exams will be administered by the Laurel VEC team on Saturday, June 15, 2024, at the Women's Club of Laurel, located at 384 Main Street, Laurel, MD 20707. There is no charge for these exams. For reservations, call John Creel at 301-572-5124.
  • Food and Drink: Plenty of good food and drink will be available, provided by the Lions Club. Note that private sales of food or drink must be approved by fairgrounds management.

Important Information:

  • Vendor Setup: The park opens at sunrise for vendor setup.
  • Payment Details: Make checks payable to MFMA, Inc. All proceeds will be used for amateur radio-related purposes. Commercial vendors must have proper tax/license certificates available, and all items offered for sale must be amateur radio related.

Contact and Reservations:

For more information or to make reservations, contact the Maryland FM Association, Inc.:

Join us at the MFMA Memorial Weekend Hamfest for a day filled with camaraderie, learning, and fun. Whether you're buying, selling, or simply enjoying the atmosphere, this event is a perfect opportunity to connect with fellow amateur radio enthusiasts. We look forward to seeing you there!

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