The 2023 Yuma Hamfest has been canceled. Due to silent keys, a diminished volunteer pool, increased costs, and other factors. The 2023 Yuma Hamfest has been canceled. The Yuma Hamfest may return in the future in a simpler format. Thank you to all those that have supported us over the years. The past success of the Yuma Hamfest is because of you. Those that have already paid money for 2023 will be issued refunds. - Yuma County Fairgrounds


Like many hamfests, the Yuma Hamfest has tailgating (or a swap meet or flea market if you prefer) where people sell their used stuff. Most of the tailgating takes place outdoors on the fairgrounds.

With 100 acres of fairgrounds under us, it is not necessary to use a parking lot. The tailgating is under the open sky, though the fairgrounds also has a large covered canopy area and a few tailgaters like to use that area. Other tailgaters sell from their RV camping spots (also right on the grounds). The Country Store, located in the Theater Building, is a consignment sales area where we sell people's used stuff for them for a 10% consignment fee. Lots of bargains can be found there as well. Look at the Hamfest Map which shows the fairgrounds layout for the hamfest. Location "H" is where most of the tailgaters will be, though a few usually choose to be under the structure marked "G". See the Fees page for the costs to tailgate.