The Free State Project's Porcupine Freedom Festival

4th Annual Porcupine Freedom Festival to showcase Free State Project successes and entice thousands of liberty activists to relocate to New Hampshire

Gilford, NH - The Free State Project (FSP), an effort to get 20,000 pro-liberty activists to migrate to the state of New Hampshire, will hold its fourth annual Porcupine Freedom Festival from June 18th through the 24th at Gunstock Mountain Resort in Gilford, NH, a short distance from Concord. Commonly known as "PorcFest", the event will attract hundreds of pro-liberty activists, including New Hampshire natives, FSP early movers, FSP participants, and others curious about what New Hampshire has to offer lovers of liberty.  A host of informational and recreational activities will include:
  • Bus tours around New Hampshire
  • Vendor sessions with real estate agents, job recruiters, and pro-liberty activism organizers
  • A panel discussion with FSP participants who have already made the move
  • A town hall meeting of the general FSP community
  • Special interest group meetings, bonfires, pub nights, a BBQ and cookoff, team sports, and hikes
  • Training seminars on such topics as time management, local-group organizing, recruiting, fundraising, public relations, web technology, State House lobbying, and protesting, civil disobedience, and petitioning

FSP participants are pledged to 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. Nearly 7700 pro-liberty activists have signed the FSP’s statement of intent, more than 1000 have committed to relocate to New Hampshire by the end of 2008, and more than 450 having moved already. The surprising eagerness can be explained by their frustration with the pace of libertarian reform efforts in larger states and at the national level, and by the many advantages that New Hampshire offers today, including:
  • “Live Free or Die” motto
  • No general income or sales tax
  • Some of the least restrictive gun laws in the United States
  • Positive climate for business, investment, technology, and entrepreneurship
  • Small legislative districts, easy to canvass and win
  • The only state constitution that expressly protects its citizens right to revolution
  • Consistently ranked high, if not first, for livability, health, and low crime

FSP early movers have already made their presence felt, as they reinvigorate a native libertarian population in the pursuit of various reform efforts. For more information about PorcFest 2007 visit, or contact Rich Goldman at 215-480-0879 or