THE GREATEST FREE SHOW ON EARTH / The Greater New Orleans Ham Fest

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    The Greatest Free Show on Earth....
    The Greater New Orleans Ham Fest.....


    One of the FREEST Ham Fest in the Gulf South Region
    Saturday, November 10, 2018
    Harahan Lions Club Building
    Located at 1001 Hickory Ave. Harahan La.70123

    The TABLES are FREE


    Sponsored by the Crescent City Amateur Radio Group Inc

    Ladies/Wives are welcome to sell jewelery and crafts, etc.
    Talk in will be 146.82 repeater PL Tone 114.8 hertz.

    "Bring your old radios, antennas, tubes, computers and electronic parts, etc."

    We recommend that you reserve
    your tables now. To reserve tables contact Joe at 504-288-7084 or email him at or Eric at
    Set up will be 5-7 pm on November 10 and at 7 am to 8 am November 11. Doors Open at 8 am to 1 pm on November 11, 2018.

    Coffee, Soft Drinks and Donuts will be served for a small charge...
    Don't forget the forums and VE Exam Session

    For more information contact Joe at 504-288-7084 or email him at or contact Steve at

    Hotels & Camp Grounds for Motor Homes Near the Ham Fest...

    Ramada Inn I Hop Restaurant is next door
    3400 S- I-10 Service Rd
    Metairie la. 70001

    Hampton Inn
    5150 Mounes St.
    Harahan la. 70123

    TownPlace Suites
    5424 Citrus Blvd.
    Harahan La. 70123

    KOA RV's Grounds
    11129 River Ridge La. 70123

    Things to do in New Orleans / Make it a weekend in New Orleans, Make it a Family Event Weekend to New Orleans

    After the Ham Fest You All can see what makes New Orleans one of the number one places to visit in the world.
    Here are just a few things you all can do after the Ham Fest..

    *Cruise down the Mississippi River on The Historic Steam Boat Natchez . (The cruise is normally approxmittley a 2 hour ride, and dinner is avaible for an extra charge.)Sunday morning they offer a brunch cruise.

    * Bring the wife and kids to one of best ZOOs in the country located uptown right next to the Mississippi River in Audubon Park. The zoo has over 58 acres of animals in their natural habitats. The Zoo consistently ranks among the country’s best.

    * New Orleans even has one of the finest and largest aguariums in the country, Aquarium of the Americas. This aquarium is a world-class aquarium with state-of-the-art exhibits, allowing visitors young and old to experience underwater nature first hand. located right off of Canal St. near the River and the French Quater.

    * World War II Museum is the largest war museum in the country. The World War II museum is rank one of the number 1 attraction in the Country and the World. (located in down town New Orleans) and the No 1 place to learn US military history in the world. In addition, The National WWII Museum features a rich collection of artifacts that bring history to life. Discover the most impact ful event of the 20th century and the legacy of the greatest generation in thought-provoking exhibits, and explore the American experience in the war that change the world.
    From D-Day galleries to the 4D cinematic experience, Beyond ALL Boundaries , from the soaring US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center to the groundbreaking new Campaigns of Courage, this world-renowned history museum is designed to inspire visitors of all ages in the lessons of World War II and the stories of heroism, tragedy, and liberation.

    * Like to Gamble, New Orleans offers 3 casinos in the Greater New Orleans with the friendliest people in the city. Harry's Casino is located right in the heart of the city near the wonderful French Quaker and Aquarium of the Americas,and the Mississippi River and just a few miles from the ZOO. You can also stay at one of the best hotels in the city at their very own hotel next to the casino. Lets not forget the other 2 casino's. Boom Town Casino is located on the wonderful Westbank and the Treasure Chest casino is located in the Lake Town area of Kenner on the Lake.

    *Don't forget what makes New Orleans what it is, Our Great restaurants from seafood to steaks to our very own cajun food.,from drinks to beers, our restaurants only carry the finest wine to the best beer.

    *Lets not forget the wonderful historic French Quater and Flea Market. The French Quater has some of greatest restaurants in town to gift shops, antigue shops and night clubs and bands. The French Quarter is the only intact French Colonial and Spanish settlement remaining in the United States. It has been a continuous residential neighborhood since 1718, withstanding hurricanes, floods, fires, yellow fever epidemics, war, neglect, industrialization and commercialization. Its population has varied from 470 people to as many as 11,000. As a registered “National Historic Landmark” the French Quarter has secured an important role in our nation’s history.

    *Don't forget swamp tours, you ride on boat for approxmittley 1 hour 45 minute through the heart of Southern Louisiana's swamp lands and bayous and take a look in the past ,fascinating plant life and the creatures who make their homes here.from alligators, snakes, egrets, white-tailed deer, mink and nutria all make their home here in the Louisiana swamp lands.

    *Enjoy shopping, try the River Walk located down town New Orleans right on the Mississippi River walking distance from the French Quater, Harry's Casino and Aquarium of Amercica's Once the site of the 1984 Louisiana Worlds Fair, Riverwalk Marketplace opened in 1986. Following a full renovation in early 2014, the Marketplace was re-opened as The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk, making it the nation's first downtown outlet center. River Walk has over 40 stores and restaurants plus a food court.
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    *Enjoy Sight Seeing, try the New Orleans Street Cars.The New Orleans street cars are the oldest continuously operating streetcar in the world! The St Charles route is a 13 mile long loop and runs from Carondelet and Canal streets (Stop No. 0) thru the CBD, the Garden District, Riverbend and to the end of the line at Palmer Park on Carondelet Avenue. The cars turn around at Palmer Park and head back towards the French Quarter. Riding the complete St Charles streetcar loop takes about an hour and a half. Traveling down St Charles Avenue you will see plenty of restaurants and dozens of historic New Orleans mansions. For extra fun you should get off along the way and enjoy a meal at one of the restaurants along the route. Lets not forget the other 3 street car lines, Canal Street Line that goes down to the wonderful City Park and the River Front Line that rides along the Mississippi River. Then finally the Central City Line that goes right thru the heart of the central business district. What a wonderful way to see the city
    Oh wait, Lets not forget the Horse Carriage rides that is offer that goes thru the heart of the historic French Quarter..
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2018

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