Forkfest 2020: Jun 22nd – Jul 5th

What’s the plan for Forkfest 2020?

Well, it’s Forkfest, which means no one’s in charge, so we can’t tell you what to do, but many of the old timers are planning Forkfest to happen after the Porcupine Freedom Festival (Porcfest) in 2020, instead of before it. However, as of late May 2020, Porcfest announced their event would be scaling back in scope, allowing anyone to camp during the Porcfest week without a Porcfest ticket. As a result, some are starting their Forkfest as early as Jun 22nd. This year, Rogers Campground‘s owner Crosby has welcomed Forkfesters through July 5th, which means we’ll be there during their annual Independence Day fireworks, so it may be the biggest year yet for Forkfest!

However, that also means you should reserve your camping, RV site, or hotel room before the park potentially fills up, since we’ll be sharing space with whoever happens to show up for the fireworks on the weekend. Call them ASAP at 603-788-4885 to lock in your reservation!

What are people saying about Forkfest?

Rodger Paxton

“I have attended all of them so far, so I hope to see you there.”

-Rodger Paxton, Porcfest Organizer 2018-2019

Jay Noone

“Much like Porcfest 10 years ago.”

-Jay Noone, Longtime Porcfest Attendee

Tim Condon

“Our own party that harkens back to the original ideal of the Porcfest, I think it’s just great. I’m really enjoying it.”

-Tim Condon, Founder of Porcfest


What is Forkfest?

Join liberty-minded voluntarists, anarchists, and libertarians in 2020 from Monday June 22nd through Sunday July 5th for the fourth annual Forkfest!  Forkfest is the yearly camping party in the woods that began in 2017 at Rogers Campground in the beautiful White Mountains of New Hampshire.  You’re invited to come and create whatever experience you’d like others to have.  No one is in charge and the event is decentralized.  In fact, some people have different names for the event, including Somaliafest, Shirefest, and Banned Camp. It’s up-to-you what happens at Forkfest.

Connect with other attendees before, during, and after Forkfest:

  • Forum – A great place to plan and discuss with other attendees, part of the Shire Forums.
  • Telegram Chat – Open chatroom on the Telegram messaging platform.