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« on: May 28, 2024, 06:51:50 PM »

Yes, the rumors are true. After 18 years at the Deerfield NH Fairgrounds NEAR-Fest is moving to a new location……..

                                           FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
     Phil Brooks, KA1PXZ, Chief of NEAR-Fest, is pleased to announce that, effective October 4th, 2024, the New England Amateur Radio Festival, known as NEAR-Fest, will be held at the Hillsborough County Agricultural Society Fairgrounds and Youth Center located at New Boston NH, approximately 15 miles west of Manchester.
     The reason for the permanent change in venue is due to ongoing scheduling conflicts with other events at the Deerfield (NH) Fairgrounds, NEAR-Fest’s home for the past eighteen years.
     The hard decision to move the popular New England hamfest was taken by a unanimous vote of NEAR-Fest’s Board of Directors on May 17th, 2024.
     In endorsing the decision NEAR-Fest’s Benevolent Dictator Emeritus, Michael Crestohl, W1RC, aka “Mister Mike” commented: “This was inevitable. The Deerfield Fairgrounds is becoming more and more popular with exhibitors and, as a designated agricultural fairgrounds, they have to give priority to agricultural events. We had a fabulous eighteen-year run. I am confident that Phil and Kelley, along with their team, will take NEAR-Fest forward at our new location for many years to come.”
Other than the location nothing else will change. It is still the same NEAR-Fest we have all known and loved since 2007!
     NEAR-Fest XXXVI will be held Friday October 4th and Saturday October 5th, 2024 at the Hillsborough County Agricultural Society Fairgrounds, located at 17 Hilldale Lane, (Route 13) New Boston NH. GPS Coordinates 42.9842430, -71.6793460.
See you there!


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« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2024, 09:16:13 PM »

Thanks MrMike for letting us know the change in location.  I have not seen any comments from anyone concerning this change. 
I want to wish the entire NEAR-Fest crew the best in making this a success.
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« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2024, 10:05:01 PM »

Thanks Joe……..it may not be Deerfield but it will still be NEAR-Fest!
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« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2024, 09:49:05 PM »



MrMike -

My great popularity and influence being at stake here, I wonder if you can manage to get
the DATE of the spring NEARFEST into the month of MAY, so that we get some
nicer and warmer weather?? JUNE would not be out of the question, imho.

This April stuff, sorry, it's a problem.

Maybe with the new site??

What say you?

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« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2024, 02:14:55 AM »

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« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2024, 10:21:14 AM »

https://www.youtube.com/shorts/snG4AEVp2tU
Here's a quick look at the new venue.
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« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2024, 02:41:46 PM »

My great popularity and influence being at stake here, I wonder if you can manage to get
the DATE of the spring NEARFEST into the month of MAY, so that we get some
nicer and warmer weather?? JUNE would not be out of the question, imho.

This April stuff, sorry, it's a problem.

Yes this is only one of the advantages of moving to the new venue.  We will be going back to our original schedule, first weekend in May. 
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