Florida Gulf Coast Amateur Radio Council

The 41st Annual
Tampa Bay Hamfest

December 9 & 10 , 2016

Strawberry Festival Grounds
Expo Hall
Plant City, Florida

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Hamfest area hotels:


Holiday Inn Express Plant City


Knights Inn Plant City


Comfort Inn of Lakeland



Hampton Inn & Suites Tampa East (Casino Area)

11740 Tampa Gateway Blvd., Seffner, Florida, 33584, USA TEL: +1-813-630-4321

This hotel is ten miles away but convenient for those planning some casino action 

while attending the hamfest.  

Map & Directions

Plant City Comfort Inn.

2003 S Frontage Road
Plant City, Florida, 33563-2055
Phone: 813-707-6000

This motel will not honor the discount agreement, but it is available. This hotel is no longer our event hotel. No hotels are offering discounts for Hamfest at this time.

The Florida Gulf Coast Amateur Radio Council (FGCARC) is an organization of amateur radio
operators from West Central Florida. The purpose of FGCARC is to bring together hams to share information and ideas.

FGCARC is an ARRL affiliated council.

The major project of the The Florida Gulf Coast Amateur Radio Council is to sponsor the yearly Tampa Bay Hamfest.

Meetings are held monthly on the 4th Wednesday at 7:30 P.M.

Contact Information
Postal address:
PO Box 22042, Tampa, FL 33622-2042

Electronic mail:
Please contact FGCARC Hamfest Committee members directly: Hamfest Committee

Although we make every effort in making sure all information is accurate, we can not be held responsible for typographical errors.

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