Thank you for your interest in and support of the Atlanta Hamfest


Thank you for your interest in and support of the Atlanta Hamfest
Thank you for your interest in and support of the Atlanta Hamfest.
This year the Atlanta Radio Club and The Kennehoochee ARC will be hosting the 86th
Atlanta Hamfest. We look forward to seeing you take part in one of the longest running
hamfests in the country.
We are working hard to make your hamfest experience enjoyable. Setup time will be
Friday June 5, 12pm-8pm and Saturday June 6, 6am-800am. We have continued to receive very good feedback from last years event, so let us know if you have any ideas,
suggestions, or requests as you attend in 2015 or any future event.
The 2015 Atlanta Hamfest is being held at Jim R. Miller Park, a Cobb Co. recreation
facility, in Marietta, Georgia. This is a 116 acre park/fairgrounds with a lake and RV/
Camping areas which include water, electricity, and showers. There are two airconditioned halls, an outside covered show ring, concessions plaza, and unlimited tailgating space.
Make your reservations now so that we may include your name and website on as
much of our advertising as possible.
Just a reminder for past Atlanta Hamfest vendors: Let us know if you want the same
area you had last year. Also, let us know of any thoughts you might have on the current facility, layout, or dates. Thank you again for your support.
See you in June!
I am available to answer your questions at 770-995-6446 during business hours or in
the evenings until 9:00pm EST. You can e-mail me at [email protected]
More information is also available on the Hamfest web site at www.atlantahamfest.
com. We will be happy to include a hot link to your company’s web site if you provide
your URL on the registration form. We look forward to seeing you at the 2014 Atlanta
John Talipsky, N3ACK
Hamfest Chairman
Sponsored by: Atlanta Radio Club, W4DOC, Kennehoochee ARC W4BTI,
& The American Radio Relay League, ARRL
Set-up Notes and Rules...
Commercial Vendors will be permitted into the main buildings on Friday 12-8PM and
Saturday 6-8AM. The main hall opens to the public at 8:00AM on Saturday. Sales
activity is permitted only during the hours the hamfest is officially open.
Security will be provided on site Friday and Saturday. Halls will be locked by Cobb
County Police at 8PM on Friday and opened again at 6AM on Saturday. Vendors are
encouraged to secure their displays at other times or in all other areas of the fairgrounds. This county facility is also home of the local police precinct and the office is
located adjacent to main buildings
Vendor spaces in the main buildings are by table, tables measure approx 8’x32” Table
cloths or drapes are not provided.
Electricity is provided inside the main buildings but vendors MUST bring their own AC
extension cords. Outlets are located usually within 20 feet of each table. There is no
charge for electricity.
Vendors who wish to donate items as door prizes are greatly appreciated, please contact hamfest staff before the event or upon your arrival. Doing so before the event allows us to advertise your donation.
Please, no sales of pornography will be allowed. Sales of guns is prohibited. We have
allowed a few folks in the past to offer knife sharpening services, so we do not encourage sales of knives but do allow those wishes to offer repair services such as mentioned above.
R/V and camping is permitted, we have plenty of space along the lake, in designated
areas to park (with hook-ups) or throw out a tent. You will have access in and out of
the fairgrounds overnight. Registration for R/V and camping is not necessary .
Vendor badges will be issued at check-in, please wear them so that staff can identify
you more easily during the day on Saturday.
Parking: When arriving at the fairgrounds enter through the marked vendor entrance
and proceed to the “A” building for registration. Parking is available on the back side of
each building giving you easy access to your vehicles.
Getting There…
Jim Miller Park 2245 Callaway Road, Marietta, GA 30008
Park Manager: George Davis
Take I-75 to Windy Hill Rd (exit #260). Go west approximately five miles on Windy Hill
Rd and turn left on Austell Road.Turn right on Callaway Rd. Jim R. Miller Park will be
on your right.
***You must turn left on Austell Rd, there is no exit from Windy Hill Rd to the
Talk-In: W4DOC 146.820(-) PL146.2
Contact: John Talipsky N3ACK 770-995-6446
Table space is available at no charge based upon availability - Reserve your space now!
Number of 8’ Tables:
_____ x$15
Bldg_____ Table(s)___________
Electricity is available throughout the building, bring your extension cord
Total Amount: $ __
# Booth Attendants _________
Name: __________________________________ Callsign: _______________
Address __________________________________________________________________________
Contact Person ____________________________ Phone _____________________
Email ____________________
Please email the Hamfest Chairman or return this form asap so that we may better plan for your
Notes to Hamfest Staff: (Also, please note referring vendor)
C/O John Talipsky N3ACK
385 Madison Chase Dr
Lawrenceville, GA 30045
Thank You!
John Talipsky N3ACK
Commercial Exhibit Chairman
(770) 995-6446
Electricity is available for the entire day on Saturday at no charge Bring your own
extension cord. When making reservations please indicate your need for power.
R/V & Camping is available at no charge. Please indicate your need of R/V space.
The following hotels are some of those that vendors have stayed in during past events.
Although we have no official hotel this year we wanted to provide you with a few places
to check on. If you are searching for hotels, look for facilities located in Marietta, Kennesaw, and Smyrna. Most hotels are within 6 miles of the park, there is nothing within
the immediate vicinity of the park.
Cumberland Mall & Galleria Area I75/I285
Hampton Inn & Suites Atlanta-Galleria
2733 Circle 75 Pkwy
Atlanta, GA 30339
(770) 955-1110
Marietta GA I75
Hampton inn & Suites Marietta
455 Franklin Rd SE
Marietta, GA 30067
(770) 425-9977
Courtyard By Marriott
2455 Delk Road
Marietta, Georgia 30067
(770) 956-1188
Quality Inn Marietta
1255 Franklin Road SE
Marietta, Georgia 30067-8701
(770) 955-0004
Howard Johnson Inn & Suites
2375 Delk Rd, I-75 & Delk Road
Marietta, Georgia 30067
(770) 951-1144

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