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12:00 PM—Tailgating allowed.
12:00 PM—Commercial vendor setup begins.
2:00 PM—Non-commercial vendor setup begins.
9:00 PM—Indoor arena closed for evening.
5:30 AM-6:30 AM—Vendor Setup. Vehicle Traffic Permitted.
6:30 AM—Absolutely no vehicle traffic permitted after this time.
7:00 AM—Doors open for general public.
9:30 AM—VE Testing Begins.
12:00 PM—Raffle drawings and closing.
12:30 PM—Vehicle traffic permitted for vendors.
HamEXPO! -- Your opportunity to sell product or distribute information to motivated buyers on a Saturday morning. Most indoor spaces have free electricity. There are a limited number of spaces against the wall.
ADMISSION FEE for the public is $5.00 per person at the door (children under 12 free). Includes one free raffle ticket (a $2.00 value).
Loud Noise & Strobe Light Use
Due to complaints from HamEXPO participants of high noise levels in the exhibition hall, we request vendors and participants to not demonstrate or use devices that make loud noises such as sirens, bells, whistles and amplified speakers. We also recommend that caution should be taken in the use of strobe lights. Bright strobe lights are known to trigger seizures for some people. The HamEXPO staff requests your cooperation.
PRE-REGISTRATIONS are for PARKING LOT SELLERS, NON_COMMERCIAL SELLERS, or COMMERCIAL VENDORS.
Reserve your space at HamEXPO! -- the Belton Hamfest -- today.
PARKING LOT SELLERS
$5.00 DONATION is requested per seller, whether setting up Friday or Saturday. May pre-register. NOTE: Parking Lot is not an 'official' part of Ham Expo. Does not include inside admission.
Please park in the half of the parking lot that is closest to Loop 121. Please leave parking spaces close to the building for Ham Expo attendees.
INSIDE NON-COMMERCIAL SELLERS
Inside Non-Commercial sellers: Set up on Friday from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Two choices:
(1) Indoor Vehicle Space (sell from your trailer, truck, etc.) $15.00 per each indoor vehicle space. Tables are not included with vehicle space. If extra tables are available they may be rented for an additional $10 each. Best choice is to bring your own tables if you need them. Admission is included but no raffle ticket.
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(2.) Indoor Non-Commercial Vendor Table, $15.00 each. Admission is included but no raffle ticket.
Free electricity is available near most Non-commercial locations.
FRIDAY is setup day for pre-registered non-commercial sellers from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Building will be closed and locked after 9:00 p.m.
If you need to set up on Saturday morning, please arrive no later than 6:00 a.m. for setup if you need to bring a vehicle into the event building. All vehicle leaving the event building before the main entrance is opened to the public must exit prior to 6:45 a.m.
If not pre-registered, Indoor Non-Commercial vehicle SPACES or table(s) if available may be bought at the door on Friday, 2:00 to 9:00 p.m. or Saturday morning, after 5:30 a.m. -- $10.00 each on a first come, first served basis. Admission is included but no raffle ticket.
Commercial Vendor spaces with tables (8’): $20.00 per table. Set up on Friday between 12:00 noon and 9:00 p.m. You may drive your vehicle inside to unload. Free electricity. Overnight security guard.
Commercial Vendors Lunch(s) may be purchased to be delivered to their booth for $7.50 per meal. Each meal includes a drink.
If you need to set up on Saturday morning, please arrive no later than 6:00 a.m. for last minute setup. All vehicles leaving the event building before the main entrance is opened to the public must exit prior to 6:45 a.m. ATTENTION COMMERCIAL VENDORS: Please use the QUESTIONNAIRE on this Registration to list the NAMES of each person in your group who will need a floor pass--even if it is just yourself. Passes will be waiting at the Registration Table. Floor pass does not include raffle ticket.
P.S. Most commercial vendors donate a door prize or two. If you have something, please bring it to the Registration Table with your business card attached so we can send winners to visit your display. Thanks!
HamEXPO! -- the Belton Hamfest
Ham Expo is asking all vendors, outside tailgaters and attendees with RV's or travel trailers to make note of location changers in the parking lot.
A few years ago the Bell County Expo Center relocated its main entrance gate. This relocation reduced the number of parking spaces directly in front of the Exposition Building. In order to provide close parking for handicap and elderly Ham Expo asks that vendors, outside tailgaters, RV's and travel trailers park to the right of the main entrance as you drive toward the building.
On the photo below you can see the old and new entrance locations and how it affected parking. Ham Expo wants to thank everyone for their understanding and consideration for making Ham Expo more accessible to the handicapped and elderly.
Organizer of Ham EXPO Fall 2022 -- The Belton Hamfest --
HamEXPO! -- sponsored by Temple Amateur Radio Club (TARC).
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