2019 Huntsville Hamfest Booth Registration

The Huntsville Hamfest Dealer Show is held in the spacious and easily accessible South Hall of the Von Braun Civic Center located in historic downtown Huntsville. This facility is an 80,000+ square foot room designed for easy indoor loading and unloading during move-in and move-out. The huge flea market is located in the same room, which allows easy crowd access to both areas.  Contact information and physical address for the Von Braun Center is: 

Von Braun Center   700 Monroe St. , Huntsville, AL 35801 Ph.256-533-1953 www.vonbrauncenter.com

HAMFEST Hours:

The Hamfest hours are 9:00–5:00 on Saturday and 9:00–3:00 on Sunday. The Main Prize drawings will be held at 4:00 PM on Saturday and 2:00 PM on Sunday.

Booth Description:

Each single booth is a nominal 10’ wide x 10’ deep measured from the front of the table. End cap booths are 20’ wide and 10’ deep. Each booth includes  Hamfest admission, one 8ft x 30″ covered/skirted display table, waste can, back and side booth curtains, and two chairs.  Public wi-fi service inside the South Hall is available at no charge. AC power (120V and/or 208V), carpeting, storage tables, wired drops for high speed internet and telephone  are also available for additional cost.  See booth order form or contact the Dealer Show Chairman for pricing.

Move-In/Out:

When you arrive, you will be met by hamfest volunteers from the supporting clubs ready to help you with unloading your freight and locating your booth. Move-in hours are 10:00 AM until 8:00 PM local time (CDT) on Friday and 7:00–9:00 AM on both Saturday and Sunday mornings. Everyone must exit the hall Friday night no later than 8:00 PM Central time sharp, so please plan accordingly.

Dealer Hospitality:

Complimentary coffee and doughnuts will be available to you each morning beginning at 7:00am in the dealer hospitality area adjacent to the dealer show. Also, each vendor will receive one meal ticket per vendor badge good each day for our famous Honey Baked Ham catered lunch. If you are in your booth by yourself and can’t leave it for lunch, let us know and we’ll be glad to bring lunch to you.

Shipping:

For shipping, receiving, and drayage service forms and information, refer to the SHIPPING page elsewhere in the Vendor Info section of this website. Do not submit shipping forms or payment to the hamfest. Shipping forms are to be submitted directly to the Von Braun Center address listed on the form.

Payment:

No commercial booth will be assigned until payment in full is received. Booth payment can be submitted online by PayPal or paid by check mailed with booth request form submitted below. Booths for which payment has not been received by July 1 will be subject to reassignment.   If you were not here in 2018,  please contact the dealer show chairman to confirm availability of your desired booth arrangement before sending payment and form.

Mail payment to:

Huntsville Hamfest Dealer Show

P.O. Box 12534

Huntsville, AL  35815

Early Tear-Down:

In order to avoid unnecessary safety hazards or disruption of the hamfest, please keep all display items within the confines of your booth if you need to tear down your booth while the Hamfest is in progress. No vehicles are allowed into the South Hall and no shipping containers stored by the VBC will be brought through the aisles during Hamfest activities without permission of the Hamfest personnel. 

Wi-Fi / Internet:

W5KUB provides  complementary wi-fi access to the Hamfest attendees and dealers within the South Hall during hamfest hours on as available basis. If you need more secure access or more bandwidth than available with this free service, a broadband wired connection can be purchased from the civic center and dropped into your booth for an extra fee. This service should be ordered on the booth registration form to avoid late addition charge after the show is set up.   

Sales Tax:

We are required to submit a listing of all Hamfest dealers to the taxing authorities after the show. All retail sales at the Hamfest are subject to 9% sales tax distributed as follows: Huntsville City 4.5%, Madison County 0.5%, and Alabama State 4.0%. Detailed instructions regarding methods of payment to the different taxing authorities will be provided in the dealer package that you will receive upon arrival.  The Hamfest does NOT collect sales tax forms or payments. It is the responsibility of each dealer to know what sales are subject to sales tax.

LEGAL: By occupying any type of display space at the Huntsville Hamfest, each vendor agrees that all merchandise offered for sale at the hamfest, any vendor-owned equipment for use in a vendor booth, or activity sponsored by any vendor, shall comply with applicable safety and usage policies and regulations of the Von Braun Center and Huntsville Hamfest. At the discretion of the Huntsville Hamfest committee, and in conjunction with VBC management, non-compliance with this provision by a vendor can result in dismissal of any individual or the entire vendor party with no refund.