What is PortalBurn?

PortalBurn is an event like nothing you have experienced. Each year, we design and set up a temporary community where everyone is a participant. There are no vendors; nothing can be bought or sold. Items are freely gifted. The entire event is run by volunteers. Everyone, from Board Members and Organizers to Leads to Medics and Rangers, is volunteering, because PortalBurn belongs to them, and you…

Here you will find the wild, the wonderful, the magical…a world of unbridled creativity and self-expression through music, art, performances, gatherings, food, drink and participatory events.  Join us in creating this world…

PortalBurn is the Burning Man sanctioned Upstate New York Regional Burn experience dedicated to the principles of inclusion, gifting, decommodification, self-reliance, self-expression, communal effort, civic responsibility, leaving no trace, participation and immediacy.

This years event takes place in Almond, NY at Hummingbird Hill, in the beautiful Allegany County. Overlooking green fields, rolling hills, and forests, Hummingbird Hill is a natural event space featuring a party house, swimming pond, a hiking trail, and picturesque fields with wide open skies.

The Ten Principles of Burning Man are our guiding principles. Please learn them and take them to heart before your arrival. It’s the key to ensuring a successful and joyous burn for everyone.




We can’t make this work without YOU! Our job is to provide the space; your job is to make the burn! Please sign up to volunteer today: http://portalburn.com/volunteer/

Please read the FAQ’s for more information about tickets and event logistics.

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