NEAR-Fest Is Coming May 2-3, 2008!

NEAR-fest logoALL radio enthusiasts are invited to attend the Spring 2008 convocation of NEAR-Fest II at the magnificent Deerfield New Hampshire Fairgrounds.

Gates open Friday 0900. Prepaid ticket holders admitted first. Admission is $10.00 per person ($5.00 Saturday after 0600) and $10.00 per vehicle (RVs, Campers, Trailers) $20.00) into the flea market.

Ample free parking available outside the flea market. Thursday night camp over and pre-hamfest get-together @ $20.00 per vehicle. Plan on joining us and help get the fun started early! Purchase advance tickets and vehicle passes by mail as well as at the Fairgrounds. We are pleased to welcome the Simadi Shriners back to Deerfield. Send check or money order to: NEAR-Fest, PO Box 511, Hartford VT 05047.

In addition to the hundreds of hams “tailgating” in the flea market there will be several educational forums, the traditional Friday night “Jam Session” and three buildings packed full 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 and open fires anywhere on the grounds. Charcoal grills, barbeques, gas grills are okay!

Full details are available on the official NEAR-Fest Web Site:

Don’t forget! BOXBORO August 23-24 2008 Tentative Fall Dates for NEAR-Fest: October 10th and 11th 2008.

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