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The 57th Annual 2017 Acadiana Hamfest
March 10 & 11, 2017
Civic Center - Rayne, Louisiana

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This 2017 57th AARA Hamfest is dedicated to the  memory of Silent Key  Fred Cook KE5LP.  Fred was a long time member of the Acadiana Amateur Radio Association, Inc. and for many years was the Master of Ceremonies for our AARA Hamfest



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Here are a few photos from last year's AARA Hamfest 2014.

     More photos can be found at our 2014, 2013, and 2012 Gallery

The Acadiana Amateur Radio Association will sponsor its 57th Annual 2017 Acadiana Hamfest, at the Rayne Civic Center on March 10 & 11, 2017. The Friday Crawfish Boil will be held again on Friday, March 10th, due to the tremendous success of this event in previous years.

We look forward to seeing you at the hamfest. 

The hamfest will be held at our usual place, the Rayne Civic Center. The facility is located at 300 Frog Festival Drive, Rayne LA 70578. Take I-10 Exit 87 South. Stay on LA 35 South to first traffic light. Turn right onto Oak Street. Go to the second street and take a right onto Gossen Memorial Dr. Follow the street to the Rayne Civic Center. Click here to see the map to the hamfest site. Talk-In Frequency 146.820 pl 103.5 - W5DDL-R EchoLink Node 759629.

The City of Rayne has one of the finest Camp Grounds right on our hamfest site with over 700 RV spaces with hookups ranging from 30 to 50 amps, water and sewage on most sites, but dump site available. So come early and enjoy the ragchewing.

There are numerous places to eat, shop, and stay overnight, just a few blocks from the Hamfest site in the City of Rayne, and the Acadia Parish area. Whether you live nearby or not, come join us! If you are traveling to join us, there are plenty of sight seeing opportunities available in the Acadiana area to make your trip even more worthwhile. Attractions include Mouton Accordions & Music, Grand Opera House of the South, Crystal Rice Plantation & Heritage Farm and many more area attractions noted at the Acadia Parish Tourism web site. There are many things to do before and after the hamfest.

Check out the local motels at Motels.

To add your Email address to the AARA Hamfest 2017 Electronic Distribution list click here.

Plan on attending our 58th Annual Acadiana Hamfest on March 9 & 10, 2018.