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Upcoming Hamfests for 2023

Next, let’s look at the SC Hamfests coming up in 2023:

Ridge Amateur Radio Club Tailgate Party
Date: April 15, 2023
Location: Open lot next to Shealy’s BarBQue - 340 East Columbia Ave.
Leesville, SC
Hours: 8:00 AM until
Sponsor: Ridge Amateur Radio Club
For more information visit

Amateur Radio Club of Augusta - ARCA
Swapmeet April 22, 2023

For more info contact Bob -

Their Website and further info is here

Coastal Amateur Radio Society
2023 Hamfest and Swapmeet

The date is April 29th at the Savannah Airport Rec Center. Admission is free.
The event is held outdoors in typical tailgate format.

There are restrooms on site and hotels and fast food outlets close to the site.

Raffle tickets are now available. You can click the Website
to purchase a ticket and get other info.

The location map below is exit 104 on I95. The red icon marks the spot.
Turn towards the airport and make a left at the first light. About a quarter
mile on the right turn into the rideshare parking lot (gate opens automatically)
and then enter through the open gate directly in front of you.

Columbia Amateur Radio Club Swapfest
Date: May 13, 2023
Location: SC Military Museum, 1 National Guard Road, Columbia, SC
(across from Williams-Brice Stadium)
Hours: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sponsor: Columbia Amateur Radio Club
For more information, check

WCARS Hamfest 2023
Saturday, July 29th, 2023

Smokey Mountain Event Center
758 Crabtree Road
Waynesville, NC 28785

Gates open for vendors at 6am, doors open at 8am.

Tickets: $7 in advance*, $10 at the gate
Tables inside: $15 each, Covered flea market spaces: $15 each

Free Parking • Door Prizes • Forum Presentations • VE Testing
Talk-In: N4DTR Repeater, 147.39 +/up / PL 94.8
Their Website is here  :  Their Flyer is here

Florence Amateur Radio Club Swapfest
Date: August 12

Location: West Florence Fire Station Annex
3379 Pineneedles Rd.

Florence SC

Hours: 8AM -12 Noon

Sponsor: Florence Amateur Radio Club

For more information visit

Rock Hill Hamfest
Date: October 7, 2023
Location: TBD
Hours: TBD
Sponsor: York County Amateur Radio Society (YCARS)
Talk-In: 147.030(-) Tone 88.5  
Admission: TBD
VE Testing: TBD
Additional details will be added as they become available. For more
information contact John Gendron, NJ4Z,

Gaffney Hamfest
Date: October 21, 2023
Location: 204 West Oneal St. Gaffney, SC
Hours: 7:00 AM-3:00 PM
Sponsor: Carolina Amateur Radio Emergency Services (CARES)
Talk-In: 145.430(-) Tone 162.2  
Admission: 5.00
VE Testing: No
For more information contact Jim Fagan, KI4MJK, c/o CARES PO Box 8006
Gaffney, SC 29340, (864) 490-6369 or

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Updated 3 / 18 / 23