Hamfest

Sunday 11th August 2024

Lots of Traders

Radio, Computing and Electronics Gear

Amateur Radio Car Boot Sale

Lecture Stream

FRARS HQ Open with Displays

Demonstration of Moonbounce Station

Clubs and Associations Joining Us

South Western Model Railway Club Demo (TBC)

Showcase of the Rifle Range (TBC)

Please be sure to pack sunscreen, a hat and whatever else you need for a warm sunny day. Water bottles can be filled on site behind FRARS HQ.

Please DO NOT bring dogs (except assistance dogs) and please do not leave dogs in the car under any circumstances.

Location

FRARS and Cobham Sports and Social Club are located on Merley Park Road, Broadstone, Wimborne BH21 3DA.

Please use SatNav if you are unfamiliar with the area. FRARS will not be in a position to put out the street signs this year.

There will be a talk-in on 145.550 MHz.

Entrance

The entry fee has been held at £5.00 again this year.

Please note that we operate a cash based entry system. This year we are additionally going to do a small trial of card payments. However, as this is a trial, please have cash ready as a backup.

Gates open at 9 am for visitors, 7 am for traders pitches and car boot traders.

Parking is free and marshalled by our helpful club members.

Separate parking available for Disabled badge holders.

Traders

Car boot traders do not need to book and can turn up and pay on the day. The charge is £15.00 which includes entrance for up to 2 people.

Indoor and field traders and other groups please book using the printable booking form which can be found here.

If you prefer to book online, please use the online booking system which can be found here.

If you would like to talk to us first about being a trader then please message us here.

Lecture Stream

The lecture stream will be held onsite in the Cobham Sports and Social Club. The details of the lecture stream, with timings, will be published closer to the time.

Food and Drink

Hamfest is located in the grounds of the Cobham Sports and Social Club, who provide a licensed bar as well as hot food and other refreshments. This year we will be joined by Big Chief Ices on the main field. Children’s play facilities are also on-site.

Accomodation

Hamfest is situated close to the popular holiday destinations of Bournemouth, Poole and Purbeck. If you’re traveling a distance then why not make a short break of it and include a visit to the golden sunny beaches nearby, the historic buildings of Corfe Castle and Kingston Lacy or, take a trip on the famous Swanage heritage steam railway.

There are many opportunities to find accommodation of all types and budgets which can be booked through the well-known online websites.

Contact

If you have a question about the event then please contact us using the link here.