NuggetFest is creating Weekend camping trips.
8
patrons
$42
per month
NuggetFest is a 3 day camping event loved by hundreds of outdoor enthusiasts and firearms owners. Time is often spent hiking, target shooting, cooking out, and sharing stories with new-found friends around the campfire. Over the last 5 years nearly a dozen events have been hosted from Pennsylvania all the way to Nevada.

For the first 4 years NuggetFest was entirely free, with the only costs being that of travel expenses and supplies for the weekend. This event was never intended to "make money" and for years the costs of hosting were endured quietly. Unfortunately that was an entirely unsustainable manner in which to host an event and it became apparent that without the funds to keep NuggetFest going, it could not continue.

At the first NuggetFest near Penfield, PA we had about 30 attendees. At the most recent NuggetFest in 2017 we had over 100 attendees, with many more wanting to go but unable to make their schedules work. This incredible growth within our community is absolutely amazing. It's helped create countless new friends and provide a broader opportunity for folks to come out and have fun among others who share their hobbies and passions.
Unfortunately with growth comes complications. We have outpaced our ability to find suitable locations for an event the size of NuggetFest. Federal land is almost nonexistent on the East Coast. Hunting leases have strict size limits well below our average attendance numbers. Public ranges are equally for too small for our use.

Truth be told, the logistical issues of hosting NuggetFest have been a huge nightmare from the beginning. This was evident in 2018 being the first year without a NuggetFest since the events began. The only reason that we are even able to continue having events is the good graces and fortune of having connections in Missouri. Without the immense help and self sacrifice of two of our members and the use of their farm near Stover, Missouri. Nuggetfest would have permanently ended in 2017. It is the exact reason we are even able to have a 2019 NuggetFest. But we cannot survive on the good graces of a single temporary location and the kindness of the owners.

If you have any desire to see NuggetFest continue to exist, we need your help. We NEED a permanent location on the East Coast large enough to host NuggetFest. Suitable for a target range, parking area, and campsite, and we need it now more than ever. Spring Midwest NuggetFest is next month and it is the ONLY NuggetFest scheduled for the entire year. For all we know, it could be the last event we get to partake in.
Tiers
Spare Change
$1 or more per month

Maybe you've heard of NuggetFest and you want to check one out someday.  Even just a dollar a month can help ensure there will be events in the future that you could one day attend. 

Low Level Commitment
$5 or more per month

At this point maybe you've been to a NuggetFest, you had some fun and you'd like the opportunity to experience it again.  For less than a monthly Netflix subscription you can help make sure your first NuggetFest won't be the last one. 

Lifeblood of NuggetFest
$10 or more per month

You've been to NuggetFest and you know it has always survived on the generosity and support of it's attendees and volunteers.  It's never been easy or cheap hosting a camping event, but despite the many obstacles, we've always managed to come together.  The reward for donating to this Patreon is the promise of better meetups.  More organization, more activities, more structure, but in keeping with the fun and relaxed atmposphere NuggetFest was born with.  

The promise of a strong future
$20 or more per month

If you're reading this far then you know what NuggetFest represents.  A weekend away from the troubles of work and school.  An opportunity to make new friends and reunite with old ones.  The spark of adventure that we all know and crave so dear.  Communing with nature, enjoying the wonders of the outdoors, and simply sharing in a close knit brotherhood.  You can make a lasting impact on the future of NuggetFest with your support.  We have huge plans for the future and we look forward to sharing in that dream with you.

NuggetFest is a 3 day camping event loved by hundreds of outdoor enthusiasts and firearms owners. Time is often spent hiking, target shooting, cooking out, and sharing stories with new-found friends around the campfire. Over the last 5 years nearly a dozen events have been hosted from Pennsylvania all the way to Nevada.

For the first 4 years NuggetFest was entirely free, with the only costs being that of travel expenses and supplies for the weekend. This event was never intended to "make money" and for years the costs of hosting were endured quietly. Unfortunately that was an entirely unsustainable manner in which to host an event and it became apparent that without the funds to keep NuggetFest going, it could not continue.

At the first NuggetFest near Penfield, PA we had about 30 attendees. At the most recent NuggetFest in 2017 we had over 100 attendees, with many more wanting to go but unable to make their schedules work. This incredible growth within our community is absolutely amazing. It's helped create countless new friends and provide a broader opportunity for folks to come out and have fun among others who share their hobbies and passions.
Unfortunately with growth comes complications. We have outpaced our ability to find suitable locations for an event the size of NuggetFest. Federal land is almost nonexistent on the East Coast. Hunting leases have strict size limits well below our average attendance numbers. Public ranges are equally for too small for our use.

Truth be told, the logistical issues of hosting NuggetFest have been a huge nightmare from the beginning. This was evident in 2018 being the first year without a NuggetFest since the events began. The only reason that we are even able to continue having events is the good graces and fortune of having connections in Missouri. Without the immense help and self sacrifice of two of our members and the use of their farm near Stover, Missouri. Nuggetfest would have permanently ended in 2017. It is the exact reason we are even able to have a 2019 NuggetFest. But we cannot survive on the good graces of a single temporary location and the kindness of the owners.

If you have any desire to see NuggetFest continue to exist, we need your help. We NEED a permanent location on the East Coast large enough to host NuggetFest. Suitable for a target range, parking area, and campsite, and we need it now more than ever. Spring Midwest NuggetFest is next month and it is the ONLY NuggetFest scheduled for the entire year. For all we know, it could be the last event we get to partake in.

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Tiers
Spare Change
$1 or more per month

Maybe you've heard of NuggetFest and you want to check one out someday.  Even just a dollar a month can help ensure there will be events in the future that you could one day attend. 

Low Level Commitment
$5 or more per month

At this point maybe you've been to a NuggetFest, you had some fun and you'd like the opportunity to experience it again.  For less than a monthly Netflix subscription you can help make sure your first NuggetFest won't be the last one. 

Lifeblood of NuggetFest
$10 or more per month

You've been to NuggetFest and you know it has always survived on the generosity and support of it's attendees and volunteers.  It's never been easy or cheap hosting a camping event, but despite the many obstacles, we've always managed to come together.  The reward for donating to this Patreon is the promise of better meetups.  More organization, more activities, more structure, but in keeping with the fun and relaxed atmposphere NuggetFest was born with.  

The promise of a strong future
$20 or more per month

If you're reading this far then you know what NuggetFest represents.  A weekend away from the troubles of work and school.  An opportunity to make new friends and reunite with old ones.  The spark of adventure that we all know and crave so dear.  Communing with nature, enjoying the wonders of the outdoors, and simply sharing in a close knit brotherhood.  You can make a lasting impact on the future of NuggetFest with your support.  We have huge plans for the future and we look forward to sharing in that dream with you.