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Prescott Hamfest 2023

Saturday – May 13, 2023 – 0800 to 1200 MST

Granville Elementary School

5250 Stover Drive, Prescott Valley, AZ 86314

The 2023 Prescott Hamfest is co-sponsored by the Yavapai Amateur Radio Club (YARC) and the Amateur Radio Council of Arizona (ARCA).  The ARRL has also sanctioned this hamfest.



  • Tailgate Swapfest (you are urged to pre-register below)
  • ARRL Booth/ QSL Card Checking
  • Grand Prize Raffle Drawings
  • Hourly Prize Drawings
  • Youth Product Sales Table
  • Consignment Sales
  • Coffee/ Donuts for Sale
  • Indoor Restrooms Available

Hamfest Schedule:

  • 0700 – Swapfest Vendors Begin Setting Up
  • 0800 – General Hamfest Admission Begins
  • 0900 – Hourly Prize Drawings Begin
  • 1130 – Grand Prize Raffle Drawings Begin
  • Noon – Hamfest Ends

Admission Fees

  • General Admission – $5 per person
  • Swapfest Vendor Admission – $10 per 9-foot-wide parking space, with one free admission.  Limit of 3 spaces per vendor.  Swapfest Vendors are urged to Pre-Register here.
  • Full-Time Students FREE with Student ID.
  • Persons 16 Years and Younger FREE.

2023 Prescott Hamfest Flyer

Download (PDF, 721KB)

Swapfest Vendor Pre-registration

Swapfest Vendors are encouraged to Pre-Register Here for Swapfest Tailgating parking spaces.  Pre-registration will ensure that you can quickly enter the hamfest.  If you do not pre-register for swapfest spaces, there is no guarantee that any spaces will be left for you to rent on the day of the hamfest.

2023 Grand Prizes

Grand Prizes will be drawn beginning at 1130 MST at the hamfest on May 13th.

We are greatly appreciative of the generous donation of a Comet CA-500 Mark III antenna analyzer by The DX Store and Comet Antennas.  We are also grateful to R and L Electronics for furnishing to us our FT-991A transceiver and FT-4XR hand held transceivers.

You do not need to be present to win.

Order Grand Prize Raffle Ticket Online

You can order Grand Prize Raffle Tickets online hereThese tickets can be picked up at the hamfest or if not picked up by 1000 MST on the day of the hamfest, they will be filled out for you and deposited for the 1130 MST drawing.   For every $10 of raffle tickets purchased, your name and call will be entered into a drawing at the next month’s YARC meeting for $20 worth of free raffle tickets.

You will also be able to purchase grand prize raffle tickets on the day of the hamfest.

Download (PDF, 45KB)

Hourly Prizes

Hourly prizes will be drawn from the deposited Grand Prize raffle tickets at 0900, 1000, and 1100 MST.  Once a ticket is drawn, the ticket will be redeposited into the Grand Prize Raffle drum to be available for drawing of the Grand Prizes.

A list of hourly prizes will be posted here as they are acquired.

You must be present at the hamfest and pick up your prize by 1130 MST to win.

YARC Consignment Sales

YARC will be willing to sell your amateur radio related items on hamfest day for a 10% commission.  Enjoy the hamfest while not having to take the time to sell your items yourself.  Download the form for instructions.

YARC Consignment Form and Information

Directions to the Hamfest

Here are directions to the 2023 Prescott Hamfest at Granville Elementary School in Prescott Valley.  Click the download link below the document to download the PDF document.  There is also a link below to Google Earth to get an overhead view of the hamfest venue.

Download (PDF, 440KB)

Google Earth satellite view of Granville Elementary School.   Click this link to view.  Underneath the two large parallel solar panels is where the covered Tailgating Sales will take place.

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