Huntsville Hamfest

8/19/2023, 8/20/2023

South Hall


Saturday, August 19, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Sunday, August 20, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


In 1980 the North Alabama Hamfest used the just-opened Von Braun Center.  It was still a one-day event but now the Flea Market was indoors and there were much better facilities for meetings & forums. With the success of the 1980 event, in 1981 the North Alabama Hamfest became the Huntsville Hamfest, a two-day event with forums, meetings, and other activities on both days.

Since 1981 the Hamfest has grown to use 100K square feet of air-conditioned space in the VBC South Hall, with additional space available to meet expanding needs.  Today the Hamfest offers a growing list of commercial vendors, a notable list of Forum presenters with many drawn from the local high tech aerospace community, and a vibrant indoor flea market.  A Youth Lounge, with a focus on demos & kit-building for folks of all ages was added in 2010.  Its popularity drove the organizers to increase the size of the Youth Lounge by 50% in 2018.