We’re a Burning Man affiliated event for the mid-Atlantic region, promoting the ten principles of Burning Man and inspiring participants to join in on the gifting and self expression so vital to our community. We welcome and need all participants, newbie to gnarled, because we are an engine that runs on good will. So check out the site and get ready to be part of one of the most creative and joyful communities on the planet.

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PDF FAQ (Last Minute Edition)


We here at the web team know that you've waiting until now to start doing all the things, and PDF is in just a couple short days.  So who has time to browse around the website looking for that information you so desperately need?  We sure don't.  So in that vain we bring to you Last Minute Information In a Single Post Enjoy!


Ticket Hours:
Thursday 5pm - Friday 2am (CLOSED 2am - 9am)
Friday 9am - Saturday 2am (CLOSED 2am-9am)
Saturday 9am - 8pm (Closed at 8pm for the remainder of the burn)
Sunday - CLOSED

Once Ticketing is closed there will be no NEW entries allowed into the event. Please change your travel plans accordingly. New arrivals will not be allowed in the parking lot or on the property during closed hours and will have to wait off site (ie not on the Vets property, somewhere else) for the Gates to reopen the next day.

Wood: Firewood is included in the price of your ticket. Please take what you need from the main pile nearest the main burn pad.  Do not take more than you need. The pile is for the entire community to share, and is the only heat source for hundreds of burners. Do not take wood from the front or back gate stations. It is illegal to bring wood in from out of state! If you're bringing in your own firewood, please bring in wood local to Delaware. or you could be helping spread invasive insect species.  

Mud: It's fall, so that means rain and Mud.  Even if we don't have rain the dramatic change in temps from day to night causes dew to settle overnight which also causes Mud.  If conditions get bad enough, then we will no longer be able to allow cars on site to unload and it will become Carry in/Carry out only!  A determination will be made on site Thursday morning and will be posted on Twitter.  However it is always possible that will change if conditions worsen during the event, so come prepared with a cart, dolly or sherpa (Yes, your sherpa will need a ticket too)!

ID: YES!  You need it.  If you are over 18 you will be required to have a valid picture ID with you in order to enter the event.  If you are under 18 you must be with a parent or legal guardian who can sign the waiver for you.  Anyone without a valid ID or a parent/legal guardian will not be allowed in.

Don't pee on the electric fence: Turns out the new neighbors wanted to keep their new livestock in (Or maybe us out), but they have installed an electric fence the entire length of the back field.  The electric fence is live and will hurt you... so don't touch it.


If there is something else you feel might be helpful on this post, please contact web-team at playadelfuego dot org and we'll work to get it on there!

Fall 2014 What Where When Guide

To see the guide in its glorious entirety, just click the Cover image to the right.

If you have trouble viewing the guide online, you can download the guide by right clicking the image or the Fall_2014_WWW.pdf link below and choosing "Save File as" or "Save Link As" (depending on your browser) then follow the prompts.




Down time and Deadlines

Thank you all for your patience as our ISP recovered from a massive crash of one of our servers.  While we are back online, please be patient when adding content (Art Grant Applications, What Where When, Theme camp or sound camp submissions), several drives on the server are still be restored so there will be some slowness.  Please avoid over using refresh (F5) or hitting submit multiple times.

We are aware that deadline for Art Grant applications was during the outage.  The Art Grant committee has decided to extend the deadline.  An announcement on the length of time for the extension will be made this evening and the website will be updated once the announcement is made.  

Registrations Are Open!

The following registrations for Fall PDF are now open:

Need to manage your applications, registrations and What Where When submissions?  This is the place to go to view and manage it all!

Theme Camp Registration
Bringing a Theme Camp to PDF, creating it here will make sure it is displayed in the What Where When for all to see.  If you've previously brought a Theme Camp to PDF, instead of creating a new camp, click on My PDF and update your camp information for the upcoming burn.

Theme Camp Placement
If you would like your Theme Camp placed in the main Theme Camp area, please request Theme Camp Placement by clicking on the link above.

Sound Camps
PDF limits the number of Loud Sound Camps playing at PDF.  If you would like to bring a Sound Camp, please fill in this Application. For additional information about Sound, check out our Sound Policies

What Where When
The What Where When Guide is the participants' guide to all the many silly, inspiring, delightful, loud, quiet, thoughtful, foxy, exotic, expressive, interesting, beautiful, humbling, and yummy things that happen at Playa del Fuego.  Click here to read more about it and get your Events or Art in the guide.

Art Placement
New this year!  In order to help with the placement of Art installations through the burn, we are asking anyone who has received an Art Grant, is bringing art to burn, or will have an art piece that needs to be placed outside their own Theme Camp to please fill in a placement application by clicking the Art Placement link above.

Fall 2014 Ticket Sale Dates Announced

Fall 2014 Playa del Fuego will be held at the Vietnam Veterans Motorcycle Club in Townsend, DE on Columbus day weekend, Thursday, October 9 at 5pm thru Monday, October 13 at noon.

Ticket Sales

Round 1: Wednesday, July 23 at 9:00 PM SOLD OUT
Round 2: Sunday, August 10 at 12:00 PM SOLD OUT

Reserve tickets (for essential volunteers, arts grants, and the volunteer raffle winners) will be on sale Monday, August 18 thru Wednesday, September 10.

Answers to questions about tickets can be found by navigating to the Ticketing FAQ using the menus on the left, or by clicking HERE



Do you know someone who would make a great addition to the Playa Del Fuego Board of Directors?  We will begin accepting nominations for new BOD members starting Saturday, June 30, 2014, and nominations will close on Thursday, July 31.  This will be followed by a public comment period in which community members may submit testimonials about those who have been nominations for consideration.  In addition, new this year, we will be speaking with individual nominees to discuss the role of the position so that expectations are fully understood.

Welcome New Board Member

Welcome Dove "Starfish" Russo, the newest member to be elected to the Playa del Fuego Board of Directors. A sincere thank you to all the hard working and well respected members of our community who were nominated. This nomination cycle also produced the largest amount of community feedback EVER. This community belongs to all us and it is a sign of health to get so much sincere input from so many different members of it. It is never to soon to start thinking of nominees for next year.