Get ready for Hamvention 2017!

Beginning Friday, May 19th, through Sunday, May 21st the City of Xenia will be host to the Dayton Hamvention. We hope you will join us in welcoming the conventioneers with our 'Xenia Hospitality'. 
  1. Residents of Xenia
  2. Conventioneers
Xenia - Xenia Township Hamvention Notice

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the Hamvention?
    • Hamvention is a gathering of Ham Radio Amateurs. It's sponsored by the Dayton Amateur Radio Association (otherwise known as DARA), and is a large convention that is known all over the world, and has been around for over 50 years. To find out more about Hamvention and what they're all about, you can visit their website at
  • When and where will it be held in the Xenia area?
  • How many conventioneers are expected to attend Hamvention?
    • It is estimated some 25,000 people are expected to attend the Hamvention from all over the world. 
  • What is the main impact of Hamvention on the City of Xenia residents?
    • The main impact from the Hamvention on Xenia will be temporary traffic congestion and possibly heavier restaurant patronage.
  • What area and streets will be most affected by Hamvention traffic?
  • The most congested streets in Xenia during Hamvention will be: Detroit St., Purcell Ave., Northwest St., Galloway St., King St., and Hollywood Ave. 
  • What are the busiest times of traffic to and from Hamvention?
    • N. Detroit Street and S. Detroit Street
      • Friday: 7-10 am & 3-7 pm
      • Saturday: 2-6 pm
      • Sunday: Noon-4 pm
  • Will there be parking in Xenia?
    • Yes, Hamvention parking will be offered at the Xenia Towne Square parking lot and also at Xenia High School.
    • Shuttle service will also be available to conventioneers to and from those locations.
  • How will this impact Xenia's economy?
    • It is estimated Hamvention will have a $15 - $17 million impact on Xenia's economy.
  • Can I attend Hamvention?