A photo tour of the 2022 Shelby Hamfest

On Friday, September 2, 2022, I had just enough time in my schedule to visit the Shelby Hamfest for a couple of hours.

The Shelby Hamfest–referred to, locally, as “The Grand-Daddy of them All”–has long been regarded as one of the largest outdoor hamfests in the southeast US.

Shelby Photo Gallery

Weather was ideal for the hamfest: clear skies, sunshine and very dry. It was quite hot, though! Attendance was much lower than I’ve ever seen at the Shelby Hamfest in the past, but then again this was also my first Friday attending; typically I visit on Saturday which is historically the busiest day.

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5 thoughts on “A photo tour of the 2022 Shelby Hamfest

  1. Mike C. N0TLD

    Great photos, thanks for sharing them. I’ve never been able to get to any of the larger hamfests, and I always get envious looking at these photo essays from various hamfests and radio flea market events. It would be nice to deal in radio gear IN PERSON and in real time. One of these days…

  2. Steve Allen

    I love hamfests and boat anchors. Looks like you got there early Thomas. I’m working on a trip up to Wisconsin in early October during which time there are two hamfests in Central WI. Really want to take one in.

    73 my friend,


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