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

Commercial Vendor & Tailgating Rules and Regulations

  1. The Yuma Hamfest considers you a “Commercial Vendor” (and not a “tailgater”) if more than ten percent (10%) of the items you offer for sale are new.

  2. Commercial Vendors will be permitted into the main hall (Theater Building) between 7:00 am and noon on Friday for set-up. The main hall opens to the public at noon on Friday. Sales activity is permitted only during the hours the hamfest is officially open.

  3. Security will be provided inside the main hall on Friday and Saturday nights. Vendors should make arrangements to secure their displays at other times or in all other areas of the fairgrounds.

  4. Vendor spaces in the main hall are approximately 10 ft. x 10 ft. Commercial vendors in the main hall will be provided one table and two chairs with each 10x10 space. Additional tables can be rented for $5.00 per table. Table cloths or drapes are not provided. Electricity is provided inside the main hall but vendors MUST bring their own AC extension cords.

  5. Commercial vendors will be issued vendor badges. Badges should be worn at all times. Please be sure to indicate on the registration form how many of your staff will be attending.

  6. Commercial vendors located outside the main hall must adhere to the same hours as commercial vendors located inside the main hall. Sales of new products are permitted only during the hours the Yuma Hamfest is officially open.

  7. Commercial vendors are required to comply with Arizona Department of Revenue regulations.
    Information can be obtained by contacting:

    Arizona Department of Revenue
    Office of Tax Policy
    1600 W. Monroe
    Phoenix, AZ 85007-2650
    (602) 255-2060

  8. Inside vendor locations will be designated. Please see grounds map for location, or ask a Hamfest staff member upon arrival.

  9. The vendor registration office for the Yuma Hamfest is located at the (inner) west gate entrance to the Fairgrounds. Hamfest staff will be present throughout the weekend.

  10. Questions prior to the event should be directed to the designated contact person of the Yuma Hamfest listed on the website below.