Valley Forge Hamfest 2024

Valley Forge Hamfest 2024

The Mid-Atlantic Amateur Radio Club (MARC) invites you to their annual Hamfest on August 11, 2024. This ARRL-sanctioned event will be held at the Kimberton Fire Company Fairgrounds in Phoenixville, PA. It’s a fantastic opportunity for amateur radio enthusiasts to connect, exchange equipment, and enjoy a day dedicated to ham radio.

Event Details:

  • Date: August 11, 2024
  • Location: Kimberton Fire Company Fairgrounds, 762 Pike Springs Rd., Phoenixville, PA 19460
  • Website: MARC Hamfest
  • Sponsor: Mid-Atlantic Amateur Radio Club
  • Type: ARRL Hamfest
  • Talk-In Frequency: 145.130- / 147.060+ (PL 131.8)


  • Sellers Setup: 7:00 AM
  • Buyers Admission: 8:00 AM
  • Event Hours: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM


  • General Admission: $10 (includes a door prize ticket)
  • Children and Spouse of Licensed Hams: Free

Vendor Information:

  • Outdoor Tailgate Space: $10 per car width (head-in parking, admission not included)
  • Indoor Tables:
    • $10 each for 1 to 4 tables
    • $8 each for 5 or more tables
    • Reservations required for indoor tables via email at

Activities and Features:

  • Door Prizes: Great prizes awarded throughout the event
  • VE Testing: Available at 10:00 AM, arrive by 9:45 AM in the Pavilion. Register by contacting Brian Kelly at
  • QSL Card Checking: For DXCC including 160 meters, Worked All States, VUCC, and Worked All Continents, provided by Bill N3WD
  • Food and Beverage Sales: Provided by authorized vendors only
  • Talk-In Frequencies: 145.130- (Paoli, PA) and 147.060+ (Newtown Square, PA), both with PL 131.8

Contact Information:

  • Public Contact: Bob Palin, N3JIZ
  • Address: PO Box 557, Eagleville, PA 19408
  • Phone: 610-420-1535
  • Email:

Directions to the Venue:

  • Address: Kimberton Fire Company Fairgrounds, 762 Pike Springs Rd., Phoenixville, PA 19460
  • GPS Coordinates: 40.12748, -75.56726

Additional Information:

  • Rain or Shine: The event will be held regardless of the weather
  • Indoor and Outdoor Facilities: Available for vendors and attendees
  • Explore Valley Forge: Spend a leisurely afternoon at the nearby Valley Forge National Historic Park after the Hamfest

Join us at the Valley Forge Hamfest for a day of community, learning, and trading. Whether you're a seasoned amateur radio operator or new to the hobby, this event offers something for everyone. Mark your calendars for August 11, 2024, and come to Phoenixville, PA for this exciting event. See you there!


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