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Talk-in station will be operating from the event.  145.350- repeater (pl  91.5) ** Negative Offset **  Callsign W4BWH

VE Exams

VE testing for all license levels will be offered by Tuscaloosa County VE Group, beginning at 10:00 am. There is an exam fee; this includes admission to the Hamfest.  Tell the admissions personnel you are taking the VE Exams when you purchase your tickets.

Card Checking

Card checking will be available at the Hamfest.

Sales Tax

New items sold by our primary vendors during the Black Warrior Hamfest, are subject to 10.0 % sales taxes.  Patrons of the Hamfest will be assessed sales tax, and vendors will be required to submit collected taxes at the end of the event; either to the representatives of the Black Warrior Hamfest, or submit to the City of Northport, County of Tuscaloosa and State of Alabama with envelopes provided to each vendor while on-site.

Vendor Business Licenses

New-item vendors are required to have a Transient Vendor Business license from the City of Northport. Representatives from the Black Warrior Hamfest will contact each vendor to discuss the requirements.

Lunch & Snacks

Northport / Tuscaloosa area food truck(s) will be onsite to provide a variety of lunch options.  Please plan on staying onsite and supporting our local vendor(s), for lunch and snacks. The Black Warrior Hamfest does not participate in the menu selection or pricing of independent food vendor(s). Hamfest attendees are expected to police their area after eating.  Areas of the indoor Hamfest venue may prohibit food and drink.