About the Fest

Please bring your own food to the Fest. Some people may be selling or giving away food, but we cannot guarantee there will be enough to meet your needs.


Are you interested in offering food, handmade items, apparel, or other goods and services at the Fest? Please email us and let us know. We look forward to a bustling and robust market for everyone to enjoy.

Join us for a long, laid back weekend of peace, liberty, and connection at this family friendly camping event this summer!


At the previous fests we had a great time connecting with like minded liberty lovers from the Midwest and other places far away, and we are excited to do it again.

This year's Fest will, once again, take place at Circle Pines Center in Delton, Michigan (see map ). The location has worked out great each year. It has been a nice venue and we were left to ourselves the whole time. Circle Pines is a member-based education and recreation center whose mission is to teach peace, social justice, environmental stewardship and cooperation. We will have plenty of room on acres of land with rolling hills, hardwood and pine forests, meadows and a sandy beach on spring-fed Stewart Lake. There are miles of trails for hiking, diverse wildlife and an organic garden and orchard provide fresh produce. Check out the area map showing the camping areas, cabins, and Pavilion.

You can expect diverse and life-enriching experiences at this year's Fest. We know how valuable free time sharing meals, conversation, and connection with a like-minded community is, and with that in mind we've made sure to maintain the laid back and flexible nature of last year's festival. We are also aware that there is value in highlighting the innovative and intelligent minds the liberty community has to offer from across the Midwest. At the pavilion, expect a line-up of Midwest sourced liberty enthusiasts offering talks, interactive discussions, demonstrations, and dialogues on the most pertinent issues relevant to your freedom! Last year we had many talks and they were great. You can see some of them on our Youtube channel . There will also be opportunities for you to take the floor if you so choose. Contact us for info about signing up to give a talk.

Truly free market exchanges will inevitably be happening throughout the weekend. We highly encourage guests to bring their offerings to contribute to the building of a bustling and robust market for everyone to enjoy. Food, handmade goods, apparel, currency exchange, and a variety of other services will be available.

If true freedom is important to you, and you'd like to contribute to the success of this event, please contact us. We will have volunteer opportunities as the Fest draws nearer.

About the Organization

The Midwest Peace and Liberty Fest Association is an unincorporated nonprofit association which organizes and manages the Midwest Peace and Liberty Fest each year.

As a nonprofit organization:

  • We do not support political candidates, participate in political campaigns or act to influence legislation. (Of course, individuals at the Fest can say whatever they want.)
  • The money we collect is used only for the Fest - paying to use the recreation area; providing water, firewood, and equipment; compensating volunteers for their effort; and other Fest-related expenses. (No part of the net earnings benefits any private individual or person.)

Planning Committee

  • Meeting Initiator - Dave Haglund
  • Treasurer - Jeff Wood
  • Speaker Coordinator - Aaron LaRue
  • Volunteer Coordinator - Elizabeth Woods
  • Webmaster - Bruce Webber

About this Website

Security

This website handles Fest registration and payments securely.

Bitcoin payments are inherently secure. In addition, each person is given a unique Bitcoin address to send payment to, which simplifies confirmation.

Credit card payments are handled securely, in accordance with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards ( PCI DSS ). This website serves web pages over SSL and never sees the credit card number. Instead this site receives a tokenized version of the credit card information, which is used to complete the transaction and is then discarded.

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