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ART GRANTS FOR 2021 ARE OPEN! Go here to apply for an Art Grant. The deadline is July 30. Wanna build our effigy? Apply for a grant! Wanna burn your art? Apply for a grant! You don’t need a grant? Apply for placement! Got questions? Contact our Art Leads at

POrtalBurn 2021 Ticket Sales!

POrtalBurn 2021 ticket sales will open on July 13 at 7pm eastern. Tickets are $70 (plus a small service fee). Tickets will be sold using Burner Tickets. The link will be posted on the homepage when ticket sales go live. Go here to sign up for a Volunteer shift when purchasing your ticket. POrtalBurn cannot happen without volunteers! IMPORTANT: You […]

POrtalBurn 2021 is ON!

Hello POrtalBurners! Are you anxious to burn? We sure are! In light of the positive developments with lifting of Covid restrictions, the BOD is delighted to announce we are going to host a POrtalBurn this year! Because we need to pull this off in record time, it will be a smaller burn than usual (250), […]

POrtalBurn 2021 Update

Hello POrtalBurners! It’s the BOD here checking in, hoping you are doing okay as we venture into 2021. While the lack of burns in 2020 left a void for all of us, we hope you’ve found ways to keep your flame lit, and are energized into being ready for anything as we move toward a […]

POrtalBurn Update 4/7/20

Hugs POrtalBurners, More than anything, we hope you are well. As we struggle with planning for POrtalBurn 2020, the health, safety, and well being of our entire community is at the forefront of our minds and hearts. Because POrtalBurn is scheduled for late July, we are hopeful that POrtal can happen on schedule. We are […]

POrtalBurn 2020 site announcement and Lead Applications!

HOLD ONTO YOUR PANTIES PORTALBURNERS! We have a site announcement and Lead applications are open! POrtalBurn 2020 will be held at New Echo Lake in Afton, NY ( We are thrilled that we were able to secure such a beautiful site! We know… you have a million questions! Please give us a chance to update […]

POrtalBurn 2020

POrtalBurn 2020 will be held July 30 – August 3Details to come! Much of the information on this site is from our 2019 event. Please check back for 2020 updates!


Camping: There is space available in open camping and we are working to clear more. When you arrive, ask for direction at the gate. Walk the space and talk to participants for suggestions. The folks already here know where space is and will happily help you find it. We are a community and we got […]

Ticket sales are closed.

POrtalBurn 2019 is sold out. Tickets are no longer available. No tickets will be sold or held at the gate. There is no will call. The gate will not hold ‘gift’ tickets. You MUST have your ticket with you when you arrive. Do not show up at the gate unless you have a ticket. Thank […]

The HELP Guide is here!

Here it is folks! Your 2019 HELP Guide, chock full of all the details on the Art, Camps, and Events that will fill your weekend!!! There will be a limited number of copies available on site, so print one ahead of time if you are able. HELP GUIDE 2019bw