& Computer Expo
General Vendor Information
The following is some general information for our vendors. Note that this
same information is included in your vendor confirmation
package, which is mailed in September to all
vendors with current table reservations.
Drive in / setup times
- Drive-in doors open: 4:00 pm (2:00 pm for premium vendors only) to 8:15 pm
- all vehicles out by 8:45 pm
- doors close and everyone out by 9:00 pm
- Drive-in doors open: 6:00 am to 8:15 am
- all vehicles out by 8:45 am
- doors open to public at 9:00 am
- NO vehicles allowed in for setup
- walk-in only from 8:00 am to 8:50 am
- doors open to public at 9:00 am
- Note: No vehicles will be allowed into the building until the
public has cleared after 2 pm.
Admission Ticket Policy
Anyone inside the building during set-up times must have a vendor ticket or
pass, and those without one will be escorted out. (NO exceptions)! Fleamarket
vendors can purchase tickets (discounted to $5 and good for prize drawings) at checkin. There are no advanced sales. Premium table vendors are supplied with
complimentary passes (2 max per table, 6 max per vendor, at checkin), which are not good for
During set-up, anyone carrying merchandise out of the facility will be
stopped and required to provide proof of ownership. This is to insure that no
one walk's off with YOUR property. Please note that overall security of your
property is YOUR responsibility both during setup and while the show is open. We
hope we can count on your cooperation. A Deputy Sheriff will be on-site
continuously from Friday at 4 PM through Sunday at noon.
As in the past, you will be able to drive directly to your table, but please
note the above times that the drive-in doors will be closing, and plan
accordingly. Vendors setting up or bringing in additional merchandise Sunday
morning can pull up just outside the appropriate drive-in door and hand truck
your items in. Any tables not occupied by 9:00 AM Sunday will be resold.
Hamfest personnel will be at each drive-in door to offer assistance, both
during setup and Sunday afternoon during teardown.
The facility is a smoke free one, so there is NO SMOKING anywhere
within the building.
There can be no playing recorded or live music unless you can provide proof
of an ASCAP/BMI license
We will not allow the open display of pornographic material, and reserve the
right to require you to keep it out of public view.
Coliseum rules do not allow you to bring any food/drink/alcohol into the
If you have any GENERAL questions, you can call our
Hamfest line at 260-579-2196, and leave us a message and we'll get back to
you as soon as possible.
You can also email the Table Chairman
Fort Wayne Hamfest & Computer Expo Policy
The Fort Wayne Hamfest & Computer Expo exists for the support of the
Amateur Radio and computer hobbyist and their interests connected with those
hobbies. In light of this purpose, it is the policy of this event that all
vendors attending the Fort Wayne Hamfest & Computer Expo shall have a
minimum 50 percent of their display area directly relating to Amateur Radio,
electronics, communications, computers, or accessories used in the pursuit of
any of the above interests.
We reserve the right to review vendors compliance with this policy, and if
found non-compliant, we will refuse future registration. The Hamfest committee's
decision is final.