Parkersburg Area 2017 Hamfest

  • ARRL Sponsored HamfestDate: October 14, 2017
  • Time: 8:00AM till 2:00PM
  • Location: Wood County 4-H Fairgrounds, Mineral Wells, WV. (2230 Butcher Bend Rd.)
  • Admission: Adults $5.00  Children under 12 free. Bonus Admittance Ticket, plus 8 Extra Tickets - $10.00 (Increase your chances for the main prize).
  • Door Prize Drawings every 5 minutes, from 9:00am to 11:45am.   (NEED  to be present to win) Door Prizes held until 11:50am.   Unclaimed Door Prizes will be redrawn at 11:50am until winner/s come forward to accept the prize/s.  Door Prizes to be announced and displayed.
  • Extra Drawing Tickets $1.00 each, or 6 for $5.00, 15 for $10.00, 30 for $15.00, 45 for $20.00, 60 for $25.00, 75 for $30.00, 100 for $35.00.  Registration and Extra Tickets  sold until 11:45am.
  • Breakfast, Snacks, and Drinks available starting at 6:30am
  • FREE Coffee all day
  • FREE outdoor parking and Flea Market
  • Indoor Tables are FREE to All Commercial Vendors.
  • Non-Commercial Vendors must register at least one week in advance for FREE indoor tables, otherwise tables will be $5.00 each at the door.
  • WSYI Amateur Radio License VE Testing at 9:00am, registration starts at 8:00am.
  • Alan Carpenter, W8OP will be checking ARRL awards; W.A.S. / V.U.C.C. / W.A.C. and DXCC cards/applications on site from 9 am till 11 am.
  • Cory Sickles will be presenting a program on System Fusion II - with info on the latest technology.
  • FREE Electrical Hookup
  • Main Prizes: (you don't have to be present to win) drawing at 12:00.
    • ALINCO DX-SR8T Transceiver
    • YEASU FTM-3100 Transceiver
    • ALINCO DJ-500 Dual Band Transceiver
    • BAOFENG uv-5R HT
  • Door Prizes:(you must be present to win - prizes are subject to change) every 5 minutes, from 9:00am to 11:45am.
    • BAOFENG uv-5R HTs
  • 50/50 drawing available at the door
  • Mobile Check-in Prize Announced at 11:00


  • 6:30 - Breakfast in the basement - Biscuits and Gravy with free Coffee
  • 7:00 - Open for tailgaters and vendor to set-up inside building (Vendors may set-up on Friday evening after 5:00PM with FREE overnite parking)
  • 8:00 - Doors open for everyone & W5YI testing Registration (test at 9:00)
  • Free Coffee is ready (did we say that before)?
  • 9:00 - 11:45 door prize drawings every 5 minutes (must be present to win)
  • 9:00 - 11:00 W8OP will be checking W.A.S. / V.U.C.C. / W.A.C. and DXCC cards/applications on site.
  • 9:00 - W5YI testing, walk-ins welcome, registration starts at 8:00am
  • 10:00 - Siminar on System Fusion II
  • 11:00 - Mobile Check-in prize drawing (need to be present to win)
  • 12:00 - Grand Prize Drawing (do not need to be present to win)
  • 12:30 - Last 50/50 Drawing announcment.
  • 2:00 - Doors close

To speed up purchase of extra tickets download a hamfest registration form fill it out and bring it with you.

Main Prizes (Don't have to be present to win)

Alinco alinco_dj-500
YEASU mobile Bofang HT

Door Prize Partial List (must be present to win)

Various Baseball Caps
Carpenter Level
Can Koozies
Multi Tools
LED Lights
Gift Certificates
Dummy Load Kit
Signa Link
MFJ Equipment
Water Bottles
Tool Kits
Pistol Grip Blow Gun
Telescoping Pick-up Magnet
10 Piece Hex Key Set "Metric"
Telescoping Mirror
Snap Ring Pliers Set
Non-Contact Voltage Tester
4" Magnet Part Holder

3 1/4" 32 LED Flash light
4 3/4" Long Nose Pliers
6 Piece Elastic Stretch Cords
Magnesium Fire Starter
3 Piece Utility W/Glass Scraper Set
Multi-Bottle Opener
Swivel Lens Head Lamp
6" Adjustable Wrench
16 Piece Hex Key Set "SAE/Metric"
10 Piece 2" #2 Phillips Bits
6 1/2" Long Nose Pliers
6 1/2" Wire Cutters
6" Needle Nose Pliers
6 1/2" Slip Joint Pliers
Tire Gauges
LED Flash Lights
Key Rings
800/900 Watt Generator
Flash light & Ink Pen Set


The Hamfest Committee
Ken Harris WA8LLM
Phone: (304) 679-3470

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Ken Harris WA8LLM
P.O. Box 3328 Parkersburg, WV  26103
(304) 679-3470

Terry Mills KC8TUE

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147.255 pl 131.8

Location Information

Wood County 4-H Fairgrounds
2230 Butcher Bend Road
Mineral Wells, WV 26150

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GPS Coordinates
Hamfest gate:

N 39.11.360 W 081.27.806



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Registration for prizes

Fill out one registration form for each hamfest visitor. Present registration at door to speed up purchase of tickets for the drawings.

No need to write you name on the tickets, Simply put you assigned ticket number on the back of every ticket placed in the tumbler.

When we pull a number, we already know who has won.

Download the Registration Form

Last Years Winners (2016)

Here is a list of the prize winners from 2016.

Main Prizes

(Prizes are subject to change)

  • ALINCO DX-SR8T Transceiver

  • YAESU FTM-3100 Transceiver

  • ALINCO DJ-500 Dual Band Transceiver

  • BAOFENG uv-5R HTs