The Tampa Bay Hamfest is held at the Manatee County Convention and Civic Center in Palmetto.
The address is 1 Haben Boulevard Palmetto, FL 34221. The Civic Center is located at the northeast corner of Haben Blvd and US 301. This is just north of the Manatee River and downtown Bradenton.
The Civic Center is located about three miles west of exit 224 (old 43) on Interstate 75. Go west on US-301 (also known as 10th Street) take a left on Haben Blvd (there is a sign directing you to turn for the Manatee Civic Center.) Follow Haben Blvd until you reach the Civic Center.
From Pinellas and West Pasco County take Interstate 275 south across the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, and exit at US-19 Exit 5 (old 2) and continue south. After US-19 ends when it merges into US-41, watch for the US-41/Business US-41 split. Stay on US-41 (left fork.) When you go over US-301, take the next left, Haben Blvd. and the civic center is on your left. The Civic Center is five miles south of the southern toll bridge on Sunshine Skyway.
Talk-in will be on the 145.430 repeater (minus offset) 100 Hz tone. This is a local Bradenton repeater. Talk-in will be available starting on Friday around noon until 8PM, Saturday starting at 6AM and Sunday at 7AM.
For those with APRS, plug in the following coordinates:
27 Degrees, 30.879 Minutes North Latitude
82 Degrees, 33.688 Minutes West Longitude