Porcupines Gather in New Hampshire for Annual Freedom Festival

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Freedom lovers invade New Hampshire again... the 2nd annual Free State Project Porcupine Freedom Festival will attract upwards of 500 people interested in liberty, and continue promote the state's many advantages in becoming the 'Free State'. The festival, also known as "PorcFest", runs from July 23rd through the 31st.

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The Free State Project, an effort to get liberty-minded activists to migrate to New Hampshire, will hold its second annual celebration in Lancaster. It will attract upwards of 500 people. The Porcupine Freedom Festival, also known as "PorcFest", runs from July 23rd through the 31st.

Attendees will have a very wide range of activities and excursions to choose from, including classes and speakers on a variety of issues, a mock town hall meeting, a full fledged rock concert, a tour of selected NH cities, an introduction to the shooting sports, a hike up Mt. Liberty, and a number of luncheons and dinners with various themes. Alternatively, guests may opt to just take in the scenic beauty of the area and simply relax and socialize with fellow activists in the campground. Free State Project participants are sometimes referred to as "porcupines", after the group's mascot.

Speakers this year include 2004 LP Presidential Candidate Michael Badnarik, author James Bovard, privacy advocate Katherine Albrecht, FSP founder Jason Sorens and other members of the FSP leadership, as well as many other activists from around New Hampshire.

Varrin Swearingen, PorcFest organizer, believes this may be the best-attended libertarian event of the year. "We already have 333 people pre-registered, a large increase over last year. Based on last year's registrations and attendance, we expect between 400 and 500, making PorcFest the premier pro-freedom event of 2005."

Roger's Campground, the largest camp facility in New Hampshire, will again host the event. Roger's offers both motel rooms and camp sites with all of the amenities.

There is no admission charge for PorcFest '05 although some extra-curricular activities may have a small charge. For those who do not stay at Roger's Campground, there is a small daily entrance fee charged by Roger's.

About the Free State Project

The Free State Project is an agreement among 20,000 pro-liberty activists to move to New Hampshire, where they will "exert the fullest practical effort toward the creation of a society in which the maximum role of government is the protection of life, liberty, and property." The success of the Project would likely entail reductions in taxation and regulation, reforms at all levels of government to expand individual rights and free markets, and a restoration of constitutional federalism, demonstrating the benefits of liberty to the rest of the nation and the world.

Who: All liberty lovers are encouraged to attend

What: PorcFest '05, the 2nd annual Free State Project gathering

Where: Rogers' Campground, Lancaster, NH & offsite events

When: 7/23/2005 through 7/31/2005

More Info: http://www.FreeStateProject.org/festival

Media Contacts -

PorcFest inquiries:

Varrin Swearingen, varrin at freestateproject.org

Phone: 603-499-4145

Seth Cohn, scohn at freestateproject.org

Phone: 603-738-8628

General media inquiries on FSP:

Amanda Phillips, aphillips at freestateproject.org

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