So, what is this thing?
This is a burn inspired outdoor festival on the banks of the Yellow River, in the driftless region of northeast Iowa. Although River of Fire is not affiliated with the Burning Man organization, we do adhere to the principles of the community it inspired.
This event is essentially a camp out. Beyond that humble description you will find that it is a world of human inspiration and expression blending seamlessly with the raw beauty of nature. At RoF all artistic content is generated by the participants, largely on-site. We invite you to come join us in building this temporary respite from the default world.
Our event is located at The Natural Gait campground at:
1878 Old Mission Dr
Harpers Ferry, IA 52146-7533
Some more things to consider
There are a few rules and guidlines, as well as some handy info to make your experience as good as it can be.
All ages event – We love litttle burners! Child tickets are for ages 13 to 17. 12 and under are free. All minors must be accompanied by an adult.
Dog friendly event – Furry friends are welcome! Please clean up after your animal.
No water on site – There are no potable water sources on the grounds. Plan ahead and bring enough drinking water for your needs.
Ice sales – Ice is provided to participants for a modest fee.
Leave no trace – this is a leave no trace event. Please plan to pack out all garbage and recycling. Garbage bins are positioned near hand washing stations and are intended only for paper towels, not communal garbage.
No ATVs- the landowners have requested no ATVs or off road vehicles. Art Cars are welcome to cruise the loop.
River access- The event grounds are riverside. Staff will be available to ferry canoes, kayaks, tubes, and people to an upstream river access. The float is about an hour, given ideal conditions. The opposite side of the river is private property and is off limits.
Artistic Content – All content is created and by participants and is often built on-site. Anyone can bring art, small or large. RoF can support artists and their content through art grants and advance placement.