Hamfest 2020

Hamfest 2020 has been POSTPONED

Due to COVID-19 we are postponing Hamfest and will be rescheduling sometime later this year.

The 50th ANNUAL PARC Hamfest is March 20th & 21st 2020 at the CF Bull Rigdon Fairgrounds…

Hamfest 2020 Flyer


C.H. “Bull” Rigdon Fairgrounds and Recreation Complex
1958 Lewis Turner Blvd
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547


  • Admission: $7.00
  • Tables: $15.00

Set-up times:

  • Friday, March 20, 2020 from 12:00 Noon until 4:00 PM
  • Saturday, March 21, 2020 from 7:30 AM until 8:00 AM.

Talk-In Station:

  • 146.79- (100Hz tone) Call: W4ZBB

Contact Info:

Email us at parcfest@w4zbb.org

or contact the Chairman, Dean Covey at: (850)803-2872

RV Sites: Contact Fairgrounds at: (850)862-0211

Prize Drawing Tickets:
Drawing for main prizes will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday. Attendance is not required.

  • Main Prize: ICOM IC-7300
  • Second Prize: Anytone AT-D878UV DMR
  • Hourly Prizes: Miscellaneous amateur radio related items

Raffle Tickets On Sale Now!
Raffle tickets are to be sold for $1 each. Contact information MUST be filled out on all raffle tickets in order to be valid for prize drawing. (If we can't contact you, we can't give you your prize.) Therefore, tickets can also be purchased ahead of time either from a club member or online. Online sales are subject to a minimal service charge to cover transaction costs. Online orders can be picked up during regular club house hours (check the calendar), at the event, or other arrangements can be made. (You will be contacted upon receipt of payment to coordinate delivery of tickets.) Good Luck!

Quantity (Svc Fee Included)


  • Sat - 8:00 am to 1:00 pm


  • 12:00 on Sat: "North Florida ARES"
  • 8:30 AM on Sat: "Digital Radio Group of Pensacola"

DXCC Card Checker:

  • Gerry Gross, WA6POZ

VE Exams:

Please contact PARC at exams@w4zbb.org for more details.


From I-10: Take exit for SR 85, head south to Fort Walton Beach. Take SR-123 South and then get back on SR-85 (after 4 miles). Make a right at the SR-189 intersection (light). The Fairgrounds will be on your right after approximately 3 miles.

From US-98: Go North on Beal Pkwy. (SR-189). Fairgrounds will be on your left after about 5 miles.
The hamfest site is the home of the Northwest Florida Fair. The loading door is at the back of the building.


N30°28.013 W086°37.230′

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