Venues and Hours

Tampa Bay Hamfest –  Selling Spaces

Main Hall – Commercial – Clubs – Swaps

This is inside the Expo Hall building with the commercial vendors.

Air Conditioned space, well lit, dry and comfortable.

 Close to food and restrooms. Locked after show hours.

Electric power available at most tables (fees apply). 


Times for 2019 Hamfest

FridayOpen inside for commercial vendor setup@ 7 AM
Open the outside to tailgaters setup@ NOON
Open all to the general public@ 1 PM
Close outside and inside@ 6 PM
Parking lot closed@ 7 PM
SaturdayOpen all for setup@ 7 AM
Open all to the general public@ 8 AM
Close outside and inside@ 4 PM
Parking lot closed @ 5 PM

No vehicles or trailers are allowed in the building. Load-in by hand carts only.

A few hand carts are available on loan from the FGCARC service desk.

Table cloths are suggested for vendor tables.  Tarps or merchandise covers are suggested for Friday night.

If you order power bring your own power-strips.


The Strawberry Festival grounds provide an excellent Tailgate area.

Vehicles may be left in your space but security is up to you. Lots of sun.

Tailgate vendors may leave when you wish.

Spaces are first come first pick.

Spaces are:

 $10 for a 16’ wide by approx 30’ deep space – admission placard required.

Both trailer and car/truck must be parked within the same 16′ x 30′ space to avoid an extra space charge.

Hours:    Friday open for setup at 12 Noon  –   open to public from 1 PM to 6 PM

Saturday open for setup at 7 AM  –  open to public from 8 AM to 4 PM