The 2017 Tampa Bay Hamfest is coming soon. For more information refer to the 2017 Tampa Bay hamfest web site. Only ticket sales available and payment can me made through Pay Pal. http://fgcarc.org/ General Information This year's Tampa Bay Hamfest will again be held at the Strawberry Festival facilities in Plant City, Florida. Again, the Tampa Bay Hamfest will be the West Central Florida Section Convention of the ARRL, American Radio Relay League. ARRL will have a booth and will have representatives available to answer any questions you may have. The indoor hamfest sales and the FGCARC Service Desk will be in the 21,375 sq. ft. air conditioned Expo Hall (labeled Hamfest in view below) at 2301 West Oak Avenue. The general public parking and the tailgate entrance is at the intersection of Lemon Street and West Palmetto Avenue. The Tailgate area (see below) will be the large grassy field adjacent to the Expo Hall. Forums will again be held in both the Expo Hall meeting room and in the Armory building at the south end of the Tailgate area. All testing and related functions will be in the Carriage House (red roof) building between the Expo Hall and Tailgate. Please note that all tailgate vendors should enter at the general parking entrance on Lemon Street. Lodging available in the area. Also excellent food can be found at Fred's Market - Southern style buffet, Johnsons BBQ and Buddy Freddies.