Parking and Hotel Information


Subject to revision for 2019

All parking and entry to the fairgrounds will be done at the rear entrance from Jeff Woods Memorial Drive.  DO NOT ENTER BY ANY OTHER GATES.

This is a change in policy from previous years.  Handicap parking is located inside the fairgrounds on a paved area.  Ask at the entry gate to be directed to it.

 Overnight Parking

We allow overnight parking inside the fairgrounds. You are welcome to arrive on Friday afternoon/evening AFTER 3PM, set up, and spend the night.  We will not admit anyone before 3 pm other than support staff unless we have the areas ready to be occupied.  We will not admit anyone after 10 pm Friday night and will close the gate.  You must purchase an admission ticket before entering.   The gate will reopen at 6 am Saturday morning.  If you arrive after 10 pm, please  park somewhere in the area at the rear entrance until the gate opens at 6 am.  Please do not block the entrance gate if it is closed.

We have a limited number of spaces for 30 amp electrical hookup for overnight RV camping.  There are no spaces in the flea market area for electrical hookup. Please email our Hamfest Chairman for more information and to reserve your RV spot.  The fairgrounds receives all the compensation for the electrical hookups.

Full RV hookups are available at Davy Crockett Birthplace Campground near Limestone TN.  There are also 2 RV parks located at Exit 36 I-81.

Davey Crockett Campground Information

Hotels Near The Hamfest

.7 miles  Econolodge  –  1790 East Andrew Johnson Hwy 423-639-4185

2 miles Days Inn – 795 E Andrew Johnson Hwy 423-639-2156

1.7 miles Quality Inn – 3160 E Andrew Johnson Hwy 423-638-7511