From Frank Tompkins, W8EZT,
2017 Tailgate Hamfest Chairman,
Cuyahoga Falls Amateur Radio Club,
Join us Sunday, August 27 at the Tailgate Hamfest!
Please join us for the 9th annual Cuyahoga Falls Amateur Radio Club late summer Tailgate Hamfest on Sunday, August 27. In contrast to our Saturday Spring Hamfest, this is an all out door event and is held rain or shine at the Robert Pinn Armory on Allen Road in Stow, Ohio. Doors open at 7 am for vendors and 8 am for shoppers. Your only cost is parking, and that’s just $5 per vehicle (not per person) whether buying or selling. Bring some friends and split the cost, each person in the vehicle will get a ticket that enters them into drawings throughout the morning for one of at least 6 prizes.
For sellers, your $5 gets you two adjacent spaces in the vending area, one for your vehicle and one to sell out of. Bring your own tables and chairs and maybe a sunshade, remember, the Armory parking lot is asphalt and it gets warm on a sunny day. Also keep in mind that this is a Government facility, so the display or sales of weapons or objectionable material is prohibited. If you need more than one sales space, let the folks know at the entrance and you can buy more spaces at $5 for two.
Did I say prizes? Courtesy of The ARRL, DX Engineering, and The RF Adaptor Guy we have six merchandise certificates whose total value exceeds $200. Please support these prize donors with your business. We also have some DX Engineering catalogs with $20 discount coupons which will be distributed throughout the morning.
Random drawings for prizes will be held every half hour, starting at 9 am, so make sure you put your ticket stub in the prize drum when you arrive. Prizes must be claimed by the next drawing. Unclaimed prizes will be redrawn at the next half hour drawing, and any remaining prizes will be awarded by continuous drawing starting at 11:30 am.
Whether you have a truck full of gear to sell, just need a part, or just want to see what shows up, plan to attend the Cuyahoga Falls Amateur Radio Club Tailgate Hamfest, on Sunday August 27 at the Robert Pinn Armory in Stow. A flier with directions and more information is available at: http://cfarc.org/tailgate2017.php