The Grand Prize this year will once again be $1000 in Frostfest Buck$. Frostfest Buck$ are redeemable at ANY Frostfest vendor (see below for more information).

Additional door prizes will be given away throughout the show. These packages will include a variety of goodies, such as gift certificates from major manufacturers and publishers, free tickets to other area ham radio conventions, and even some additional Frostfest Buck$! Since the content of these packages can grow and change by the minute, you’ll want to keep an eye on the announcer’s stand to see what you can win.

You MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN! Everyone placing their ticket stub in the drum is eligible to win a door prize (except Frostfest Committee Members, RATS Board Members, and their immediate family members). As each drawing is held, the winning tickets will be displayed on an LCD Monitor at the announcers stand at the rear of the Exhibition Hall. At approximately 2:00PM, any unclaimed prizes will be re-drawn for those present.


What are Frostfest Buck$ and how do they work?

Frostfest Buck$ are gift certificates presented to the winners of certain prizes. They can be used as cash at any Frostfest vendor who chooses to accept them. While we encourage vendors to accept Frostfest Buck$, it is each individual’s discretion. Please ask before presenting Frostfest Buck$ to a vendor in payment. RATS/Frostfest will redeem the coupons to vendors only (they are NOT exchangeable for cash except through vendors who choose to accept them from the winner in lieu of cash for items purchased).

For vendors, Frostfest Buck$ are just as easy! Simply bring them to the Frostfest office (located in the front of the building) between 11:00AM and 5:00PM on Saturday, February 3, 2018, and we will exchange those certificates for cash at face value – piece of cake!

Frostfest Buck$ are meant to be used at the show, and therefore they have NO VALUE outside of the event. All Frostfest Buck$ certificates must be redeemed by vendors to the Frostfest Staff by 5:00PM EST on Saturday, February 3, 2018.


The Frostfest amateur radio show and convention is a production of RATS - the Richmond Amateur Telecommunications Society, Inc., and is a fundraiser for the organization, supporting multiple wide-area repeaters and other public ham radio resources. © 2018 RATS, Inc. All rights reserved.