Reservations and Registration
If you are registering for the hamfest in any capacity other than commercial vendor -- such as attendee, speaker, volunteer, etc. -- this is the page for you!
Isleta Resort and Casino Reservations
This beautiful resort, with its convention facility, is located 8.5 miles south of the Albuquerque International Sunport, just off of I-25 (Exit 215), on the historic Isleta Pueblo. All facilities associated with the Albuquerque Duke City Hamfest and Convention are no-smoking areas.
8/26/2019 Hotel-Reservation Update: We've blown past our contractually-required number of room-nights sold, and Isleta has now removed the special room rate for any additional convention-related reservations. You still may be able to reserve a room there, but the price reverts to $199 a night.
However, if you visit hotels.com, select Albuquerque as the city, and pick the International Sunport as the landmark in the column on the left side of the web page, you'll find a wide selection of rooms available during convention weekend. The Sunport is just off of I-25 about a 10-15 minute drive north of the Isleta Resort and Casino.
And here are three alternative RV parks that take reservations.
Cottonwood RV Park, 1703 Main Street, Los Lunas, NM, 87031.
Website: You'll find a map here.
Each is a 25- to 30-minute drive from Isleta.
For all attendees, valet parking at Isleta is free; tipping the valets is strongly encouraged.
An airport shuttle is available through the resort's Valet Department. Call as far in advance as possible prior to your arrival date to arrange to have a shuttle pick you up at the airport.
Welcome to the convention's advance-registration section
09/16/2019 update: The deadline for advance registration has passed. But we welcome walk-ins! General
registration opens Friday, Sept. 20, at 8:00 a.m., Saturday at 7:00 a.m., and Sunday at 8:00 a.m. Set-up times for vendors and indoor flea-market sellers are Thursday from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Friday morning from 6:00 a.m. to 10:a.m. All vendors and indoor flea-market folks must bring their goods in through the glass doors at the south end of the Grand Foyer. (See maps page for location.) Under Isleta's rules, no merchandise or equipment can move through the hotel lobby.
Some factoids before you dive in:
Anyone who is not a commercial vendor should register here. If you are a commercial vendor, please use the vendor registration page found here.
The admission fee for the hamfest is $12.50 in advance, $15 at the door. The fee covers admission for the entire weekend. The last day for advance registration is Monday, Sept. 16.
Our three all-day courses -- HF University, AMSAT® Academy, and EmComm College -- will take place simultaneously from 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday. Tuition includes the Friday breakfast. The fee for HFU and AA is $30 each. ECC is $20. Visit the Program page for information on these popular courses.
You can reserve outdoor flea-market (tailgate) slots and indoor flea-market tables when you register on line using the form below. The outdoor flea-market fee ($10 per slot if you order on line, $15 per slot at the door) covers Saturday from 6:00 a.m. to noon. The indoor-table payment ($15 per table) covers the entire weekend.
As you fill out the form, a scroll bar may appear along the right edge of the form. It will allow you to continue moving down the form to complete the registration page on which it appears. If the form looks like it's cut off at the bottom, look for the scroll bar.
We prefer that you pay by credit or debit card. However, you also can pay by check. At the bottom of the form's last page, you'll be asked to select a payment type: check or card. If you select check, please make a note of the total amount due before clicking on the "Next Page" button. Once you click on Next Page, you'll see a page with instructions for mailing your check to us. Your total does not carry over to this page, which is why you'll need to note your amount due before you click on "Next Page." Be sure to include a copy of your registration-confirmation email when you send your check. If you select credit/debit card and click on "Next Page," you'll automatically arrive at the card-payment form.
Second chances! If you already have registered and decide to add prepaid meals, sign up for one of the all-day sessions on Friday, or reserve a flea-market table or tailgate slot, use the registration form below and click on the "Adding items" radio button. You'll need to fill out your basic information again. When you finish and click on Next Page, you'll get another Next Page prompt. Click on that, and you'll jump to the start of the add-ons. When you're finished, you'll need to check out again. When your check-out transaction is complete, we'll include your additions in your registration packet.
Firearms: The convention is being held at a facility within Isleta Pueblo, which has its own firearms regulations. Isleta Resort and Casino prohibits firearms on the premises. If you have any question about specifics, please call 505-724-3800 and ask to speak with Security.
Refunds: NM Hamvention, Inc. (Duke City Hamfest) will honor requests for refunds from attendees. The request must be received prior to August 31, 2019, for all or a portion of registration fees. The refund will be issued either by check or credit-card refund at the discretion of NM Hamvention, Inc.