From Atlasphere member Rich Goldman:
Porcupine Freedom Festival
June 9th – 15th (though you needn’t attend the entire week)
Gilford, New Hampshire
Join hundreds of fellow Ayn Rand fans in New Hampshire for the Free State Project’s Porcupine Freedom Festival. The Free State Project (FSP) is organizing the migration of 20,000 pro-liberty activists to New Hampshire in order to have the critical mass needed to achieve political success.
New Hampshire was chosen for its Life Free or Die spirit (Ron Paul, while he didn’t win, got his highest primary results of the campaign in NH), limited and accessible government (most issues are handled at the town level and state house seats can be won with as little as 1000 votes), low taxes (there is no general income or sales tax), and high quality of life (NH was chosen for the 5th straight year the most livable state in the country).
Participants in the project have been elected to state and local office; started television shows, newspapers, and radio programs; developed businesses; been critical in the defeat and passage of numerous laws (e.g. RealID); created voluntary alternatives to government systems; and built the most vibrant, successful pro-liberty community in the country. Over 8300 people have signed up and over 1000 will be in the state by the end of the year. As you can imagine, the FSP wants to show off this community and its successes.
In order to showcase the state and the project, the FSP has an annual festival each summer known as the Porcupine Freedom Festival, or PorcFest for short. The festival features tours around the state, outdoor concerts, panel discussions, trips to the shooting range, exhibitor tables, hikes, bonfires, team sporting events, and many other fun, social, informative activities. By the end, you’ll know whether the FSP and NH are right for you.
The festival this year will be the week of June 9th @ Gunstock Mountain Resort and Campground in Gilford, NH. Whether you can attend the whole week or just part of it, you’ll have a great time. Peruse the schedule and see what you can/want to attend. And if you have a message, organization, or business you’d like to promote at the festival, consider getting an inexpensive exhibitor table.
If you have any questions or concerns, please email porcfest (at) freestateproject.org.