Melbourne Hamfest 2023

58th Annual Melbourne Hamfest
and ARRL Florida State Convention

October 13, 2023 1PM-7PM

October 14, 2023 9AM-3PM


Melbourne Auditorium
625 E Hibiscus Blvd
Melbourne, FL 32901

Location Map

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Hours & Admission Tickets
  • This is a Friday & Saturday event.
  • Open to general attendees Friday 13:00 to 19:00, and Saturday 09:00 to 15:00 local.
  • Vendors and tailgaters can setup starting 2 hours before general opening.
  • Adult admission is $10, and covers both days. No charge for children 12 and under.
Over 150 Indoor Vendor Tables

Inside vendor tables are available for $25 each and are discounted for more than four tables. Check the auditorium layout for table locations. Complete the vendor reservation form. If you request the same location as last year, we will try to accommodate. Otherwise, choose a table. Admission tickets are required with a table. Products offered must be radio or electronics related.

Large Outdoor Tailgate Area

Tailgate area parking spots are $15 each. This year you can reserve a particular parking spot from the tailgate parking area layout, otherwise, you will be assigned a parking place at arrival. Complete the tailgate reservation form. Note that admission tickets are also required.

PCARS Consignment Table

The world famous PCARS Consignment Table has super bargains on radios, accessories, and more, If you have a few items to sell, you may place them on our table. We will sell them for your stated price range and keep a small donation. Please fill out the consignment form in advance, and bring it with your items. You may also donate items to our club and get a receipt for tax purposes.

Forums and Presentations

This year will feature presentations and meetings about: Florida Contest Group, ARRL, and more. See the posted forum schedule for more.

Amateur License Exams

Preregistration is required, follow the link below.
Administered by the PCARS ARRL-VEC team.

Grand and Hourly Prize Drawings
  • Grand prize drawing at 14:00 on Saturday. You need not be present to win.
  • For hourly prize drawings you must be present to claim your prize.
  • The list of prizes is growing, and will be updated as details change.

Grand Prize List

  1. Check Back for Grand Prize information

Hourly Prizes Include

  • Check Back for hourly Prize information
Nearby Hotels and Camping

2021 Melbourne Hamfest panorama from the stage
  • Plenty of FREE Parking
  • Snack Bar Food and Drinks (debit, credit, or small bills please)
  • DXCC QSL Card Checking on Site
  • Special Event HF Station W4MLB/58 on Site
  • New State-of-the-Art Surveillance System in Auditorium

For more information, or to submit forms, email: Hamfest committee
Postal address: PCARS Hamfest, PO Box 1004, Melbourne, FL 32902-1004

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The PCARS Melbourne Hamfest Committee reserves the right to determine the suitability of any material displayed or offered for sale.