Nights of June 3rd and 4th, 2016
We will have games (like Fenn Trivia and Bean Bags), a Pot Luck dinner, a mini treasure hunt, "in the wood" croquet, and Forrest has even agreed to an appearance!

We will be holding a Pot Luck lunch on Saturday, June 4th at 1PM. Everyone can bring their favorite side dish and treasure stories to share.

The best part is it is a very family friendly environment, and accessible by any vehicle. There are RV hookups, campsites, grills, a playground, and a volleyball court. There are reserved spaces and first-come-first served spaces. There are hiking trails nearby, and there is sure to be no shortage of adventure for everyone. However, if you want to camp there, you pretty much have to reserve your space now, so make sure to email us and let us know at Everyone who wants to camp will be sent the NM State Parks official rules so you know what is allowed and what isn't.

Is camping not your thing? Do you want to soak in a tub at night, after a day hiking the trails? Fennboree will be so close to Santa Fe that you can join in on all the fun, and still wake up to room service. There are plenty of hotels near the plaza, and for those on a budget and willing to make a short drive, there are many more economical options in Albuquerque.

We know, it's a little early to start thinking about it, but we wanted you to all have plenty of time to talk about and plan for a family trip. We want everyone to have an opportunity to have fun and meet each other, so if we gave you the heads up, it might be a little easier.

Are you not able to travel, or is that weekend already reserved for another engagement? Don't worry! You can still join in on the fun. We will have a couple of contests leading up to the event, so even people from far away can participate.

The only fee is not charged by us, but is for the campgrounds themselves. The campsites are $10, per night. That actually means $10 per overnight vehicle, so if you bring two cars, it is two passes. One vehicle towing a trailer or an RV towing a car, counts as one vehicle. If you want electric hookups, it is a few dollars extra. If you have a New Mexico State Parks pass, your camping is free, except for electric use. If you only come for the daytime, you will need to purchase a day use pass, which can vary from $4 to $7 per vehicle.

We will have a special shirt made for this year's event. Everyone can preorder one if they like, and we will put either your real name or your blog handle on the front for no extra charge. We will have a contest to design this year's shirt, but more details on that soon!

We are really excited and hope to meet you all there!

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Hyde Memorial State Park. Elevation is over 8,300 feet (2,529 meters), and the nights will be cool. The camp site is famous world-wide as a camping, hiking, and skiing destination worth visiting, with 50 "developed" camp sites as well as several group camping sites. Some sites have 30-amp electricity connections. Fresh water is on-site.

See the Google Map here.

This meeting is for treasure seekers hunting Forrest Fenn's hidden treasure chest. This is an opportunity for people actively seeking Mr. Fenn's treasure to discuss their past hunts, offer advice to new hunters, brag about the terrible dangers they found themselves in when hunting the treasure, sing of their brave deeds, and boast about how much cleverer they are than everyone else there.
Arrive June 3, 2016, spend the nights of the 3rd and 4th at the camp site and leave on the 5th.
Details regarding participation have not been worked out as of December 6th, 2015. Please check this web page again in a week or two.
There will be two facilitators for Fennboree 2016. Sacha and Cynthia will handle questions for people who wish to know more about the meeting, including media inquiries:

Desertphile can also be contacted regarding the event, and also about issues with this web site:


You will want to bring warm sleeping gear: blankets, pillows, sleeping bag. Also a tent if you don't want to risk being rained upon. Also bring food, water, camp stove, pots, pans, dinner plates, forks, knives, spoons, coffee cups. The picnic tables have benches to sit on, but some people will want to bring their own chairs. Sources of light, such as flash lights and lanterns, are also good to bring. Bring: kitchen matches; gold ingots; treasure maps. A fire ban might be in effect. You may also want to bring food to share. Hot cocoa mix is always good to have for people who are not diabetic and/or lactose intolerant; marshmallows to set on fire, if there is no fire ban, is also fun.

Cameras and video recorders are good to bring, but please ask people for permission before taking their pictures.

The Golden Fenn:
Once again there will be a most holy shrine for Golden Fenn to rest his gilded feet upon. The Golden Fenn Shrine will be on display during the entire Fennboree. Consecrated holy offerings suitable for the usual Vietnam-era Air Force fighter pilot may be left here: cans of beer; pin-up girls; whiskey; Lucky Strike cigarettes; LOOK Magazine; etc. Leave anything and everything that might please Golden Fenn and perhaps induce Him to shower down upon you treasure-finding inspiration.
Media Present:
The treasure, and the hunt for the treasure, continues to be of interest to various "media:" movie, magazines, newspapers, TV networks, and the like. If you wish to talk about your experiences hunting for the treasure, you may do so at Fennboree 2016. Every person from the various media organizations have agreed to not interview anyone who declines the request.
Fennboree 2016 Artwork:
Not available yet

Past Years' Fennboree:
Year 2014

Year 2015