If you didn’t find your answer elsewhere. Maybe you’ll find it here! These are some of the most Frequently Asked Questions we’ve fielded since last years show. If you have a question you think should be added, please email email@example.com.
The Chairman of the committee you’re working on should have it for you. If you’re picking up your volunteer materials at the show, you should take a bus from the remote parking locations or, if driving, park as a guest and proceed to the Media/Committee Services offices outside the main gate.
Yes! We have close to a thousand ADA spaces, most of which are on grass. They can be accessed either through Gate 3 or Gate 4 off Fairground Rd. You must have a state issued placard or license plate. Please have these visible before entering Gate 3 or Gate 4 off Fairground Rd. No claims of ADA compliance will be honored without a state issued placard or license plate. Space is available on a first come first served basis.
Scooter rental is in the center of the two ADA lots near the main entrance to the show. The farthest ADA space is approximately 700′ from the scooter rental.
We are rearranging the ADA and Committee parking areas and moving the tractors to the perimeter of the parking area. The determination if on-site, non-ADA parking will be available for guests will be made on Wednesday or Thursday by Greene County. Their decision will be carried out by Hamvention staff and security. Listen to Talk-In (146. 94-) for the latest information. Long-term, we are exploring options to improve drainage and parking areas. ADA will likely remain on grass.
Remote parking and taking the free shuttle bus is the best way to go even if the parking is not full. Please familiarize yourself with alternate parking locations before driving to the show as the on-site lots may become full before you arrive. Click here for a remote parking flyer. Listen to Talk-In (146. 94-) for the latest information.
A Flea Market Will-Call booth, with a claim check system, will be available for people making purchases that are too large to take to their car. This Will-Call booth is located between Gate 1 and Gate 2, just inside the fence. A claim check can be acquired at the Flea Market office and guests can leave their purchases at the Will-Call booth. After getting their car, the claim check can then be used to enter Gate 2, to pick up their equipment, after which they will exit through Gate 1. No access to the Flea Market will be granted to any Will-Call claim check holders. Be sure to obtain the Flea Market Will-Call claim check from the Flea Market Office BEFORE leaving to pick up your vehicle.
The VE Testing Shuttle stop is located between Gate 3 and Gate 4 near the Horseshoe pitch and building. If you are not attending the show, you may wish to park at the testing location itself. It is located at Memorial United Presbyterian church, 343 West Ankeney Mill Road just down the road from the show. Ankeney Mill changes names to Fairground Road near the church. The shuttles run while the show is open and testing is in progress.
Large vehicles will be accommodated either on the paved parking area just inside Gate 4. Additional large vehicle parking will be available at the on-site “bus station” located on the north side of the Fairgrounds. Follow Fairground Road to Purcell Avenue to Alameda Drive. The driveway to access the lot is at the end of Alameda Drive. Please park on the north side of the lot away from the shuttle bus stops.
Motorcycle parking is in the paved parking area just inside Gate 4. It is also where the large vehicles are parked.
Greene County Sherriff will NOT allow overnight camping in vehicles in the parking areas and the Flea Market. Deputies will be patrolling to enforce this regulation. Campgrounds are available on the Fairgrounds property through the Greene County Fair Board. Call 937-372-8621 or go to their website: http://www.greenecountyfairgrounds.com/
Hamvention has a contractual relationship with Moorman Towing of Xenia to assist guests with minor motor vehicle problems such as jumps, out of gas, flat tires, etc. This is provided without charge to our guests. Contact any police officer, committee member, Talk-In (146. 94-) or golf cart to let us know where you are and what you need.
If you are parked at the remote sites, you will board a free shuttle bus to the on-site “bus station”. At the station you will ride a tractor pulled “people mover” to the front gate of the show. Tickets for the show are available near the front gate. There are no tickets or passes for the buses. If you parked on-site, there is a fleet of golf carts available to serve our guests. Don’t be shy to flag one down for a lift.
Buses run from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM Friday, 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM Saturday and 7:00 AM to 4:30 PM Sunday. There is no set scheduled frequency to the buses, each location operates on a dynamic basis depending on the available buses and numbers of riders.
These are school buses some of which have lifts. Guests with power scooters may have to wait for a properly equipped bus to arrive. The bus company is in contact with all their buses via business band radios and may be able to dispatch a lift equipped bus. Xenia HS remote parking is the preferred location for Guests with scooters.
No such thing. Hamvention does not charge for the buses nor are there tickets or passes. Someone’s pulling your leg!
Remote parking is the best way to attend Hamvention. See here for a flyer of locations. Most locations have paved lots or stable earth surfaces. Young’s Dairy north of the show is very popular with fast parking and good access to the show. Never mind their ice cream and restaurant! Xenia HS is closer to the show and has large paved lots. There are other convenient locations, see the flyer here.
Bicycle, seriously. There is a nationally acclaimed bike system with the Creekside Trail directly accessing to the show. Park your bike against the fence near the main gate. If you’re not bicycle mobile we suggest the Remote Parking locations and using the free shuttle bus and tractors to the show. You’ll meet new hams, have fun and avoid the lines and hassle. Listen to Talk-In (146. 94-) to know which locations are full or open.
Parking for Vendor trucks is behind Buildings E1, E2 and E3. Parking for workers is in the Committee parking areas. Vendor passes are issued through the Inside Exhibits Office and must be displayed at all times while at the show.
Lot C (between Gate 3 and Gate 4 near Fairground Road) and across Fairground Road in Lot J and Lot T. Committee and Media with credentials may walk into Gate 2.
Hotel shuttles are being asked to avoid the main show area and to use the “bus station” off Alameda Drive. At the station you will ride a tractor pulled “people mover” to the front gate of the show.
Media will be receiving Committee parking passes from the Hamvention Media Committee and may park in Lot C (between Gate 3 and Gate 4 near Fairground Road) and across Fairground Road in Lot J and Lot T. Committee and Media with credentials may walk into Gate 2. Limited, 20 minute parking may be available next to the Media/Committee Services offices after the initial pedestrian rush of the day.
The determination if on-site, non-ADA parking will be available for guests will be made on Wednesday or Thursday by Greene County. Their decision will be carried out by Hamvention staff and security. Listen to Talk-In (146.94-) for the latest information. If heavy rain is forecasted then non-ADA guests and ADA overflow will need to park at Remote Parking locations. See the flyer here. These are school buses some of which have lifts. Guests with power scooters may have to wait for a properly equipped bus to arrive. The bus company is in contact with all their buses via business band radios and may be able to dispatch a lift equipped bus.
Committee and Media will continue to use their lots. Enforcement will be stepped up to ensure proper hanger passes are displayed.
You should have seen and printed your “reservation” confirmation screen. This is your proof of purchase. We mail your actual tickets to you unless you provided other instructions on the order screen. Foreign orders, other than Canada, placed after April 23 will be available at the Will Call Window due to mailing time.
If placed early enough prior to start of show and US or Canada you should receive them within two weeks or earlier. Our goal for credit card orders is two day turnaround. If not then please email firstname.lastname@example.org providing your name, call, reservation id and a phone number to permit us to investigate.
Your order probably did not complete. Email email@example.com supplying last four of credit card and date you entered your order. We will check the card processor tomorrow verify your card was not charged. Hint, if you do not have a pending or completed charge within 2 hours then it probably did not complete the order.
NO! Your one price ticket allows you to attend any and all days we are open for the current years event. We don’t charge you by day.
That is correct. The 2018 event is not charging for you to ride our bus from a remote lot. Hint, this is the best way to park by using the remote lots. Really cuts down on congestion.
It sure will. There is an additional charge to purchase on days of the event. Buy them ahead of time and save.