SVARC Berryville Hamfest 2024

SVARC Berryville Hamfest 2024

The Shenandoah Valley Amateur Radio Club (SVARC) is thrilled to invite you to the 73rd Annual Berryville Hamfest, also serving as the ARRL Virginia State Convention, on August 4, 2024. This longstanding event will be held at the Clarke County Fairgrounds in Berryville, VA, and promises a day filled with learning, networking, and fun for amateur radio enthusiasts.

Event Details:

  • Date: August 4, 2024
  • Location: Clarke County Fairgrounds, 890 West Main Street, Berryville, VA 22611
  • Website:
  • Sponsor: Shenandoah Valley Amateur Radio Club
  • Type: ARRL Convention
  • Talk-In Frequency: 146.82 PL 146.2


  • Gate Opens: 6:00 AM
  • Vendor Buildings Open: By 8:00 AM
  • Country Ham & Eggs Breakfast: 7:00 AM


  • General Admission: $10.00 (children under 16 free)
  • Tail Gate Spaces: $10.00 each (first come, first served)
  • Camper Spaces: $15.00 (no pets, pornography, or weapons allowed per Ruritan rules)

Activities and Features:

  • Vendor Booths: Indoor and outdoor spaces available. Register online at
  • Food and Refreshments: Ruritan Beef & Chicken BBQ Dinner, Sugar Creek Ice Cream, and more.
  • Door Prizes: Hourly prizes including HF Rig, VHF Rig, VHF Hand Held, and gift certificates.
  • VE Exams: Administered by the Laurel Amateur Radio Club VE Team of the LARC VEC at Clarke County High School. Walk-ins welcome; testing begins at 12:00 noon. Photo ID, FRN, and email address required.

Contact Information:

  • Public Contact: Mick Stutler, W8BE
  • Address: P.O. Box 2273, Winchester, VA 22604
  • Phone: 304-728-7749
  • Email:
  • VE Exam Information Contact: John Creel,

Location Directions:

  • Address: Clarke County Fairgrounds, 890 W. Main St., Berryville, VA 22611

Join us at the Berryville Hamfest for a day of exploration, learning, and community. Whether you're a seasoned amateur radio operator or new to the hobby, there's something for everyone. Mark your calendars for August 4, 2024, and come enjoy the ARRL Virginia State Convention in Berryville, VA. See you there!

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