Freedom and Unity Festival to Launch
Freedom and Unity. It’s the Vermont state motto, but what does it mean, and why does it matter? These questions and many others related to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness will be dissected, discussed and debated Saturday, August 17, at the inaugural Vermont Freedom and Unity Festival, Magic Mountain Ski Area, Londonderry. The event is being organized by Vermonters for Liberty (V4L) and is open to the public.
Freedom and Unity defines the attitude and approach of the V4L organization, according to Steven Howard, one of the festival organizers.
Keynote speaker for the event will be author, farmer and organic activist Joel Salatin, an outspoken advocate for community-based farming and markets. Salatin will also offer two workshops during the day and deliver his keynote address, “Everything I want to do is illegal,” that evening. Among the other speakers will be Michael Boldin of the Tenth Amendment Center and Carla Gericke, president of the Free State Project. Musical activist Jordan Page will perform Saturday night. Iraq War veteran Adam Kokesh, an anti-war, pro-second amendment activist, is also scheduled to appear.
Panel discussion topics will include health choice, digital self-defense and achieving economic liberty. Saturday evening, Bardo Farms will host its famous pig roast. There will also be food, craft and information booths set up throughout the festival.
Lodging is available in nearby motels or primitive tent camping and designated RV parking (no hookups) are available by donation.