Forkfest 2023: Jun 15th – 18th

What’s the plan for Forkfest 2023?

Well, it’s Forkfest, which means no one’s in charge, so we can’t tell you what to do. However, you may benefit by knowing some history of the event. In its first three years, Forkfest occurred prior to the Porcupine Freedom Festival (Porcfest) and was moved after Porcfest for the subsequent three years.  There was a lot to like about holding Forkfest prior to Porcfest, but it was moved at the time because Porcfest’s security killed the vibe of Forkfest when they moved into the park. Thankfully, Porcfest wisely decentralized in 2020. They have stuck with decentralization in the last couple of years and have become the world’s largest libertarian event, selling out the entire park in 2021 and 2022.

What does all this mean for Forkfest? Forkfest was originally founded in 2017 by people who were frustrated by the negative effects of Porcfest’s centralization. Now that they’ve fixed Porcfest, Forkfest can go back to being the awesome pre-party it once was and we won’t have Porcfest security raining on anyone’s parade. 2022’s Forkfest attendees universally endorsed moving the event pre-Porcfest in 2023.

In 2023, Forkfest will unofficially be Thursday June 15th through Sunday June 18th.  Shortening the event to a weekend will ensure people will be able to attend both Forkfest and Porcfest, which was important to Forkfest attendees in 2022.

Porcfest has become very popular, and we expect many to show up early just for that, so you should reserve your camping, RV site, or hotel room before the park potentially fills up. There has already been talk about Forkfesters locating campsites nearby each other, so you may want to check in with the Forkfest Matrix or Telegram chats or the Forum, then when you’re ready to reserve your site, call Rogers Campground ASAP at 603-788-4885 to lock in your reservation! 

What have people said 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?

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 so there are no tickets.  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. All you need to do to attend Forkfest is to reserve your camping, RV site, or hotel room at Rogers Campground!

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