Helena Hamfest

Helena Hamfest 2020

Helena Amphitheater Sign

Returning to our roots: Helena Hamfest 2020

Saturday, October 17th, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Helena Amphitheater, 4151 Helena Rd, Helena, AL 35080


Due to the ongoing restrictions from Covid, we have decided to make this year's hamfest a simple event, and return to our roots as a tailgate event.

As such, we have decided to keep things simple. This year we won't have any amenities, such as food, tables, etc, but neither will we have any admission or vendor fees.


For the 2020 Helena Hamfest we will have:

  •   No admission fee
  •   No vendor fees (bring your own table and chairs)
  •   No food (there are 3 restaurants within walking distance
  •   No VE testing (see the W4SHL website for details on the next session)
  •   No door prizes
  •   Free parking
  •   Plenty of fresh air
  •   The great outdoors
  •   Sunshine (we hope)
  •   And visiting, at a safe distance of course

This year we'll follow a value for value model. If you found value in this years Hamfest, whether from the equipment you sold, new gear you purchased, or just the fun in visiting with other hams, swing by the SCARC table and leave a donation.

Be aware that while you can arrive early, the park doesn't open until 7 am. We're scheduled to end at noon, although no one is going to kick you out if you stay later, so feel free to hang around and visit as long as you wish.



Even though we are outside this year, we still want to remind people to follow the safe distancing and mask rules.

Please note: Everyone attends at their own risk!

If you feel you are at risk or around someone who is, while we'll miss you we'd suggest you skip the event for this year and stay home.