The following are hamfests occurring in the Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas and Mississippi states within driving area of Lafayette, Louisiana.
     If you know of any such events and would like for me to add them to this list, e-mail me at:
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By Herman Campbell  KN5GRK

            Louisiana State Fairgrounds Agriculture Building
                     104 degrees outside 65 degrees inside


Shreveport-Bossier Hamfest
Sponsor:  Shreveport Amateur Radio Association (SARA)
Date:  Saturday August 12, 2023
Time:  7:00am - 2:00 pm
FREE Parking Easy Access
Admission:  $10.00 at door
Prize Tickets:  Purchased at the door   
1 ticket $5.00 5 tickets $20.00 30 tickets $100.00
Prizes:  Main Trading Co.  Gift Card or  [CASH]
1st Prize:  $1250 MTC GC or [$1000 Cash]
             2nd Prize:  $500 MTC GC or [$400 Cash]
             3rd Prize:  $250 MTC GC or [$150 Cash]
             Along with numerous hourly door prizes.










The Shreveport Amateur Radio Association (SARA) is pleased to sponsor the 2023 Shreveport-Bossier Hamfest. Rendezvous with old friends and make new ones. Browse the latest equipment from our featured vendors. Sell your used gear or find the perfect new or used equipment for your rig.

Slidell EOC Hamfest and Louisiana ARRL State Convention
                    Sponsored by: Ozone Amateur Radio Club

Dates:  October 6, 2023
                8:00am 2:00pm Vendor Table Setup (Enter through back ramp)
                10:00am 2:00pm Flea Market Table Setup (Enter through back ramp)
                2:00pm 5:00pm Hamfest Open to all (Lobby Entrance)

October 7, 2023
                7:30am 8:00am Hamfest open to vendors and flea marketeers (back ramp)
8:00am 3:00pm Hamfest Open to all (Lobby Entrance) with hourly door prizes
2:30pm 3:00pm Main prizes drawings
3:00pm 5:00pm Vendor and Flea Market breakdown
Admission:  Adults: $5 (Includes 1 Raffle Ticket - Good for both days) - 12 & Under: Free
Talk-in:  147.270 +600 PL 114.8
VE Test Session:  Registration required - Please read this
Location: Slidell City Auditorium
                2056 Second Street
                Slidell LA.

Hamfest Flyer:
Public Contact:  Dave-K5OZ - Chairperson
                            Ron-WB5CXJ - Co-Chairperson










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           Minden Christmas Hamfest 2023
                  Sponsored by:  Minden Amateur Radio Association (MARA)

Date:  Saturday December 16, 2023
Time:  8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Admission:  $10.00 - includes 1 door prize ticket
Talk-In:  147.300 or 444.650 PL 186.2
VE Exams:  8:30 to 9:30 am  Registration Required
Location:  Minden Civic Center
                 520 Broadway St.
                 Minden, Louisiana  71055
Tables:  $10.00
Contact:  John Beck KB5LE

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Swap tables will be available for $15 per table for those who wish to sell merchandise.
(To reserve swap tables, contact Fran on our "Contact Us" page.)

Entrance tickets are $10 each (includes 1 prize ticket), available at door at the hamfest.
Prize tickets for the drawings are available at door or from club members and are priced: $1 each, 6-$5, 15-$10, 35-$20, 50-$25, 100-$50.


Updated: May 16, 2023