HearthsOPhyre Event Info

Every year in the fall Iowa burners, as well as burners from surrounding regions, come and gather in Central Iowa for a weekend of camping, theme camps, art projects, music, fire, performances, and an amazing effigy!  All attendees are participants – please sign up for a volunteer shift!  If you have any crazy and creative ideas for something you would like to do at our event, then contact us, let us know what you have in mind, and if possible, we will help make your vision a reality!

HearthsOPhyre is run based on the 10 Principles of Burning Man, which are: radical inclusion, radical self-expression, and self-reliance. We will practice leave no trace, de-commodification, immediacy, and civic responsibility throughout the weekend. We also encourage Communal effort, immediacy, and participation for all those who come. The event is a no-commerce gifting society, meaning nothing is bought or sold once you arrive.  A gift is a gift, with no return expectations.  Gifts come in many forms: a helping hand, a hug, a heartfelt conversation, something you brought that you do not need, or perhaps a craft item made from your heart.

Tickets go on sale during the summer, so please watch the Facebook groups, as well as the Ticket Info page here on the website for information on when tickets will be available.

HearthsOPhyre 2017

Event Information

Thursday, Sept 28 – Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017


18745 IA-70
Conesville, IA 52739-8056

Entry is only allowed during posted gate times.  Arrival before or after posted gate times will get you turned away.  Any parking along the road will result in your vehicle being towed by the county.
Gate Times:
Thursday:   9:00am to 10:00pm
Friday:        10:00am to 10:00pm
Saturday:    10:00am to 4:00pm

There is limited space for parking, and carpooling will help. And it will save the planet and all that too, so you should carpool if you can.

When you arrive, our greeters will greet you and provide instructions at that time.  Parking is allowed only in designated areas, and there is no re-entry to the event if you leave.  In the case of an emergency, please notify the gate lead to make arrangements.

If you plan to car camp, you must register your car. Car camping is not allowed at this event unless you’ve pre-registered. Register at this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1rgg9gM62Zmf0ML6sXEOLFUmHWATI-WEmAkaZ4CPwPGo/edit

Primitive camping is available for tents, campers, and RVs.  There are no hookups available, and you must haul out whatever you haul in (Leave No Trace!).

ALL generators that are not rated as super quiet (60 decibels or less), must be sound insulated with mufflers or fireproof housing. The sound proofing structure for your generator is subject to inspection by our FAST team. Please make sure sound proofing materials are as fire conscious as possible. Instructions for soundproofing a generator can be found on this website: http://soundproofing.org/infopages/generator.htm.

No personal campsite fires are permitted except for camp stoves, gas barbeques, and approved fire pits/burn barrels.  All approved fire pits/burn barrels must be raised from the ground, properly secured and accompanied by a full water bucket.

Leave No Trace:
You will be responsible for ALL of your own trash and recycling. No public trash cans will be provided at this event. Plan to take your trash and recycling back home with you when you leave. Leave no trace means LEAVE NO TRACE!

Fire Performaners:
All fire performers are required to provide your own props, fuel, and safety equipment. A safety watch is required during any and all fire performances. More information about rehearsals, safety, and performances will be provided at the event.

If you want to perform in the pre-burn fire conclave, please make time to attend the safety meeting at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday near the effigy. You should bring your props and your fire safety with you to this meeting.

Art Grants:
Art grants are due by Saturday, August 12 at midnight. Event coordinators will notify grant recipients via contact information provided in advance of the event. Funds will be distributed after the burn.

Theme Camp Registration:

If you plan to bring a theme camp, please register it, so that leadership can place your camp and ensure your spacial needs are met. Use this google form to register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1EzjpZ90DcCG-OXdv54TbIHkSXmvgH8QwCBK4gkannnk/edit?usp=forms_home&ths=true
If you don’t have a google account, please answer the questions on that form and email to lindseysmoon at gmail.

The event ends at noon on Sunday.  Please try to be off the property by noon or soon thereafter.   Before leaving do a final moop (matter out of place) sweep of your area to ensure we leave no trace.


HearthsOPhyre 2014 – Our Friday Night effigy was on the water!