POrtalBurn
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Due to new insurance regulations, all fire effects, boofers, poofers, and flaming art are banned from POrtalBurn 2024.
There will be a zero-tolerance policy; any person(s) in violation will be immediately removed from the event.
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Who Are We?


Upstate New York POrtalBurn Arts Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) charity based in New York state, USA.
Our Mission and Purpose: Upstate New York POrtalBurn Arts Inc. aims to enrich the community by providing opportunities for artistic expression, human connection, and education. The activities of the Organization are guided by the ten principles of Burning Man and include an annual event modeled after the Burning Man event.

What is POrtalBurn?


POrtalBurn is a sanctioned regional Burning Man event in New York State, guided by the Ten Principles of Burning Man (look them up and learn them!).
Each year we design and set up a temporary community where everyone participates. There are no vendors; nothing can be bought or sold. Items are freely gifted. The entire event is run by volunteers. Everyone including Board Members, Department Leads, Medics, and Rangers is volunteering, because POrtalBurn belongs to them and you…POrtalBurn IS 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…

Where is POrtalBurn?


This year, POrtalBurn returns to Hummingbird Hill in Almond, NY. It has an open field, a swimmable pond, wooded areas, a trail and overlook, and ample grounds suitable for camping. There is an indoor pavilion (we call it the Burrow and it is a space shared by the community for events) with a deck overlooking the site and pond.

See site location map for address at bottom of page.

When is POrtalBurn?


POrtalBurn 2024 will begin on Thursday July 25th at 3 pm and end Monday July 29th at noon. Please do not arrive before the gate opens and please be sure to depart by noon on Monday the 29st to keep us in good standing with the land owner!

How to be a part of POrtalBurn?


Important deadlines and forms of participation below.

Have more questions? Read the POrtalBurn Survival Guide!

Gate Hours


Please check back as these may change as we approach the Burn!

Thursday, July 25th: 3 pm - Midnight
Friday, July 26th: 9 am - Midnight
Saturday, July 27th: 9 am - 6 pm
Sunday, July 28th: Gate CLOSED
Monday, July 29st: Event ends, we love you and GTFO by NOON

Social Media


Want to stay in touch with fellow POrtalBurners? Have a question you can't find an answer to? Join our Social Media groups

POrtalBurn Facebook Discussion Group

POrtalBurn Discord

Site Location:


Hummingbird Hill

6780 Stanz Rd. Almond, NY 14804