Amateur Radio Festival (NEAR-Fest) at
May 4th & 5th
W1RC, K1TWF and N1IWV invite ALL radio enthusiasts to attend the Spring 2007 NEAR-Fest! The Deerfield (NH) Fairgrounds was the site of the legendary “Hosstraders Tailgate Swapfest” for fifteen years until the event was moved in 1993. “Hosstraders” may be just a memory now but NEAR-Fest is continuing the “Grand Tradition” and returning to the magnificent Deerfield Fairgrounds.
Gates open Friday at 9:00 AM. Pre-paid buyers and sellers will be admitted first then general admission. Admission is $10.00 per person ($5.00 after 3:00PM Friday) and $10.00 per vehicle into the flea market. There are no sellers’ fees or space limitations. Ample free parking outside the flea market. No charge for camping. RV hookups (power and water) $30.00. Be sure to check the Web site before making plans to camp out Thursday night! You may purchase advance tickets and vehicle passes by mail: NEAR-Fest, PO Box 511, Hartford VT 05047-0511 or visit our Web site: www.near-fest.com
In addition to the hundreds of hams “tailgating” in the flea market there will be two buildings of commercial vendors and dealers offering everything from the latest in radio equipment, books, accessories and who knows what else? You never know what treasures, old and new, you will find at Deerfield!
The Deerfield Fairgrounds is located on Route 43 approximately 15 miles NE of Manchester NH. Take Exit 3 off Highway 101 East and follow Highway 43 north to the fairgrounds. GPS coordinates: N42˚ 5’ 57.4” W71˚ 14’ 33.5” (Lat 43.099286 Lon -71.242663). Talk-in on K1JEK/RPT 146.700 MHz (-600 PL 88.5).
NOTE: The Deerfield Fair Association rules prohibit alcohol, pets and open fires anywhere on the property. Charcoal grills, barbeques, gas grills are okay!
Full details are available on the official NEAR-Fest Web Site: http://near-fest.com
FALL DATES: Friday October 12th and Saturday October 13th 2007!!!