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Ticketing Information and General Policies!!!!
« on: March 23, 2008, 10:48:52 AM »
NEAR-Fest XXIX hours of operation are 9:00 AM Friday April 30th through 3:00 PM Saturday May 1st, 2021.

Admission tickets at the gate are $15.00 and valid for both days.  All persons entering the Fairgrounds require an admission ticket or pass.  Young people under 18 or FULL-TIME stufents are admitted as our guests.  ID and proof of age may be required.  Unlicensed spouses are also admitted at no charge.  However if they wish to be eligible for a door prize they may purchase a ticket.  Anyone may purchase additional admission tickets for more chances for winning door prizes.   Door prizes will be drawn using the stub on the admission ticket.   Be sure to deposit your stub, filled out LEGIBLY, in the prize drawing barrel on the stage at the Relaxation Grove.

A Vehicle Pass is $10.  All vehicles entering require a Vehicle Pass so if you wish to tailgate or even just park your vehicle you will need one.  Please display it prominently in your windshield.

Advance tickets and parking passes are available starting in September at Ham Radio Outlet in Salem NH and at Ross Hochstrasser, W1EKG's Clock Workshop at 40 Walnut Street, Whitman MA (cash only please).  This means NO CREDIT CARDS.  They're doing us a favor and these transactions cannot go through their books. 

Early admission tickets cost $10.00 but this is subject to change at any time without notice so buy your tickets early to avoid disappointment.

Camping permits are sold by the Deerfield Fair Association and are NOT AVAILABLE by advance sale including at HRO.  Regretfully all ticket and pass sales are final and refunds are not available if you cannot attend once you have purchased them.

Tailgating or Inside Parking: passenger automobiles, vans, pick-em up trucks, etc are $10.00.

There are no additional sellers fees for private individuals wishing to "tailgate" and no limit on selling space (within reason).  Commercial flea market vendors fees will be assessed the commercial outside seller fee of $150.00.  If you are not sure if you are a "commercial vendor" you probably are.  If you are selling multiples of the same item you definitely are.  Our Commercial Exhibitions Team's decision as to who is a commercial vendor is final and absolute.

There is plenty of free parking just outside the gate.  Please consider buying an inside parking pass even if you don't plan on selling because it allows you to park inside the 'Fest and helps support NEAR-Fest's future endeavors.

Due to popular demand we are pleased to offer overnight camping and parking facilities at the Fairgrounds Thursday night.  Join us for the pre-hamfest festivities.  Thursday night camping is available at $30.00, tent sites are $15.00 and automobile parking is $15.00. Again, campng and overnight passes are NOT available in advance.  The camping area opens at 3:00PM on Thursday.  There is NO overnight parking permitted in the Fairgrounds parking lot before 6:00AM Friday morning.Please see this article for full information:

Regarding pets:  We discourage bringing your animal buddies but often it isn't an option for some folks and we do understand.  The Fair Association has been understanding on this issue but have stipulated that dogs must be on a leash at all times and owners are required to "stoop and scoop" so that any evidence of their presence is removed immediately.  Otherwise they may not be so understanding and we will lose the privilege.

For a summary of all ticket and pass prices please see

Hope to see you there.  Bring plenty of $$$$$$ as there are NO ATMs at Deerfield.  In response to a few requests we have looked into getting one but the cost is prohibitive so the idea has been scrapped.


Mister Mike, W1RC