The Freecoast Festival
The first Freecoast Festival was a huge success. See photos of the event here. But we’ve got even more plans for next year! For updates, subscribe to our channels:
Info from the First Annual Freecoast Festival
The Freecoast Festival is a new opportunity for our local liberty community to come together and for prospective movers to see what life is really like on the Seacoast.
The weekend-long event starts with a pub crawl through Portsmouth’s famed night spots – in the tradition of the Ron Paul pub crawl held by supporters before his record showing in the 2012 NH primary. Attendees will receive special drink discounts and perhaps some special surprises!
Saturday morning, we meet at Newmarket’s Stone Church Meeting House to hear a series of short talks on the theme of Radical Entrepreneurship – everything from Bitcoin ATMs to co-working spaces to building a Yankee Hong Kong. Our keynote speaker is Zachary Caceres, Executive Director of the Startup Cities Institute, on “Radical Entrepreneurship as the Path to a Free Society.”
Then, we’ll head back to Portsmouth to catch a sunset cruise of Portsmouth Harbor and the New Hampshire coastline! [Note: cruise is sold out!]
For general admission ticketholders, the festivities will continue at the Stone Church with live music from a select group of leading local acts.
Sunday has a schedule of suggested events hosted by Freecoasters to help you get to know the area and locals outside of the festival program.
All attendees will receive a custom festival pint glass and Sailor Jerry tote bag – as well as exclusive access to special events during the festival.
Brought to you by the lead organizers of PorcFest X, we’re putting in the effort to make the Freecoast Festival a weekend to remember. Come see what we have to offer and maybe you’ll decide the Freecoast life is right for you too.
About The Freecoast
The Seacoast is New Hampshire’s best kept secret. Full of high-tech and creative jobs – as well as the space and resources for entrepreneurship. With the population density and services of a big city – among a network of spacious and neighborly town centers. Close to the beach, the bay, lakes, and mountains; on the I-95 and Amtrak corridors – but with the lowest taxes and most personal freedom anywhere on the Eastern Seaboard!
But the most beautiful aspect of life on the Seacoast is our Freecoast community – the natives and porcupines that form our local liberty movement. Freecoasters were responsible for getting global press for the Ron Paul campaign, launching several early Bitcoin ventures, employing fellow libertarians locally and beyond, winning election to the State House and town councils, organizing shoots with the Second Amendment Sisters, and much more. We’re designers, writers, musicians, hoteliers, restauranteurs, publicists, engineers, teachers – good neighbors, loving spouses, proud parents, and awesome kids.
And it’s high time we had our own festival!
For those staying overnight, we highly recommend The Hotel Portsmouth.
• Space is truly limited so reserve your place today. No tickets will be available at the festival and we expect to sell out well before then. Pre-paid general admission tickets are required for entry to talks & music at the Stone Church. Pre-paid cruise tickets are required to take the cruise. Sorry, no refunds.
• RULES FOR THE CRUISE:
- Outside food is welcome, but outside alcohol is prohibited by the cruise operator. They are a private company and we will abide by their policies. Reasonably priced beverages and snacks are available on board.
-Due to federal regulations, firearms and illegal drugs are prohibited on board. This is bullshit, but the risk is on the operator and it’s not our prerogative to jeopardize their business. Violations will cause the cruise to be cancelled with no refunds for anyone, so please choose a non-cruise ticket if you don’t feel you can in good conscience abide by this policy.
• If you would like to pay with Bitcoin, select “Show Other Payment Options” under the “Order Now” button and complete the registration. We will send you an invoice with our wallet info for you to send payment directly. If we don’t receive payment within 24 hours, your registration will be cancelled.