8TH ANNUAL LOOMIS HAMFEST
March 16 @ 7:00 am – 12:00 pm PDT
2.5 Hours of travel time from SONORA (up Hi-way 49)
The first Hamfest of 2024 at the historic Loomis Train Depot. There will be plenty of coffee and donuts for you to enjoy while you shop for gear at our Club Table and swap meet, attending presentations. Come on out rain or shine!!
Depot Time is where you get to learn new things. Currently, we are working hard in our shack to bring you informative and exciting topics. Stay tuned and check back often.
Are you a new ham? Or just wondering what all this stuff is and how to use it? Then an Elmer Tour is for you! Elmer tours are FREE and conducted by experienced members of the Sierra Foothills ARC. They will walk you through the swap meet showing you all the neat ham gear available. More importantly, they will explain why you would want it and how you might use it. They are there to answer all your questions! Inquire at the Test Table …
Need to test equipment you are thinking about buying? Bring it over to the Sierra Foothills ARC Test Table. There will be power supplies, antennas, antenna analyzers, and other test equipment to check out your potential purchase. The table will be staffed by experienced SFARC Elmers. You don’t have to go home wondering if you bought a boat anchor.
Loomis Hamfest 2024 is, once again, an ARRL sanctioned hamfest. Drop by the ARRL Booth and visit with your Section Manager and other local ARRL staff. While you are there, pick up the new color US Amateur Radio Bands chart. Learn how ARRL membership can enhance your Ham experience. Let ARRL help you!
Sellers can purchase spaces on a first-come-first-served basis on the day of the event. Spaces range in size from a standard parking stall to 8′ x 8′. All spaces, regardless of size, cost $10 each. Sellers may purchase as many stalls as desired. SFARC staff will make every effort to accommodate requests for specific locations.
Sellers may arrive starting at 6:00 AM to set up. Follow the “Seller” signs or ask our parking staff for directions to the Seller’s entrance. Sellers may park in their stalls. Vehicles must fit within the area purchased. Additional parking is available at no additional cost.
Sellers need to bring their own tables, chairs, pop-ups, generators, etc… No equipment will be provided. No electrical power will be available to sellers.
Show up early on the day of with your $10 bill, get a spot, and join us for a day of fun!
California law requires Swap meet operators to obtain information on all sellers who conduct activities on premises. Sellers are be required to fill out the State of California, Department of Tax and Fee Administration, Form 410d: Swap Meets, Flea Markets, or Special Events Certification. This form is available at: www.cdtfa.ca.gov/formspubs/cdtfa410d.pdf. To expedite entrance into the Swap meet, please print and bring with you a completed and signed form. Thank you!
Event Name and Place: Loomis Hamfest, Loomis, Calif.
Event Date: March 16, 2024
Forms will be available for you if you forget yours.
All sellers will be required to complete the form prior to setup.
Additional information is available in Publication 111, Operators of Swap Meets, Flea Markets, or Special Events on the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration website.
Parking is FREE at Loomis Hamfest.
We have several lots to park vehicles. Please follow SFARC parking staff directions. They will direct you to the closest available spot.
Disabled parking is available adjacent to the Hamfest site. To access ADA parking, cross Taylor Road and turn right into the ally way behind Taylor’s Restaurant. Please let the SFARC parking staff know you are looking for the disabled parking lot and they will guide you.
Sellers may park in their stalls. Vehicles must fit within the area purchased. Additional off-site parking is available at no additional cost.