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 at a location called G-Lodge in Hannibal, NY. It’s a beautiful site that has been home to some small scale live music festivals. It has an open field and ample wooded grounds suitable for camping. It’s pretty flat, and we are told it tends to not get muddy. There is an open air pavilion over looking the site and pond, and while the pond is not swimmable at this time, it sure is pretty! Our website FAQ’s will be updated as new information unfolds.

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.