Ticketing/Gate Hours & Plan B Information.

Ticketing hours

Thursday 5pm - Friday 2am
Friday 9am - Saturday 2am
Saturday 9am - Saturday 8pm
Sunday: Closed
Monday: Closed

Note: These hours are for those who do not have a wrist band.  If you've already checked in and have a wrist band you are welcome to come and go at any hour.  However, you will not be able to bring your car on site to load/unload during closed ticketing hours.

Sometimes against every bit of planning and prep, you can still get hung up and not make it to the gate in time.  If this happens to you, you aren't able to hang out on site (even in the parking lot), but there are some options of things for you to do while you wait for the gate to open the following morning.

Plan B Information

Please note, these options are suggestions only and PDF makes no claims about their safety or validity. Others in the community may have ideas, too. If you think you may need a Plan B, do a little research first.

Rest Stop 6.9 miles

Delaware's Route 1, at exit 119 ("N..Smyrna") has a 24-hr public Rest Area (off US Rt13 technically). Follow the blue signs and it is well-lit. Indoor potties, vending machines?  Although it says No Overnight Camping, that means no tents, no partying, no fires. Napping in your vehicle is the reason the rest areas exist. Do NOT pick up hitchhikers. There is a prison along this route (glow at night visible from Rt 1 and PDF).

 

Local Hotels & Similar

Best Western Smyrna
190 Stadium Street, Smyrna, DE 19977
(302) 659-3635

The Relax Inn
1648 South Dupont Boulevard Smyrna, DE 19977
(302) 653-9906
Keep S on 9 past FBL, turn right onto Paddock Rd.  Take Paddock all the way to 13.  Take 13 S about 3.5 miles. Both The Best Western and Relax Inn are right there.

Hampton Inn Middletown
117 Sandhill Drive, Middletown, DE 19709
(302) 378-5656
Across the street from the Middletown Waffle House.

Wal-Mart
705 Middletown Warwick Rd, Middletown, DE 19709
If you have an RV this can be a great option. Near the Middletown Waffle House.
 

Spring 2016 Art Grant Recipients Announced

Ladies, Gentlemen and Sparkleponies,

The Playa Del Fuego Art Grant Committee would like to announce and extend our congratulations to the art grant recipients for Playa Del Fuego Spring 2016! They are as follows:

Bigger Better Lifeguard Chair  – by Robert “Fritz” Kitz

Underwater Haven – Rahne “Panda” Mantz

The Luminous Dance Floor – by Michael Shawe

The Hive of Splendor – by Nelda Garcia

Baggage Drop Off – by Fred Myers

Balloon Chain & Projection Art – by Michael Cha

The gate of change – by Glenn Richardson

Lotus-- the magic of transformation – by Gil Rosen

Ziggy Sawdust and the Chainsaws from Mars – by Glenn Richardson

Eyes on You! – by Leah Umberger

The loan card shark – by Bobby Reynolds

Pony Screening – by Doug “Nataraj” Shire

Ripple – by Quentin Davis

Weird Wired Work – by Justin Tyler Knaub

Tye dye in the sky – by Cheryl Erickson

Prancing Pony’s Bungee Barrel Rodeo – by Nick Consagra

Focus light - by Betty T. Kao

I like Big Ball - by Ursula Sadiq

Incendio Fiore - by Aaron Parness

Tower of !Babel - by Alan Shechter

We look forward to seeing their projects come to fruition at the upcoming PDF, and hope that all of you in attendance will enjoy them as well!

 

Spring 2016 Official Dates Announced

Below are the official ticket sale dates, as well as deadlines for hardship ticket applications, arts grants, and the pony effigy!
Please pass the information on to your friends and camp members.  
FYI, all applications are due by the END of the day specified (11:59pm)
 
Ticket Sales:
Round 1 - Sunday, February 28th 
Round 2 - Wednesday, March 16 @ 9 PM
Reserves open - Sunday, March 27
Reserves close - Tuesday, April 26 (4 weeks before PDF)
 
Hardship Tickets
Round 1: Feb 21st
Round 2: March 9th
 
Art Grants: 
Accepting Applications Now
February 21st - Deadline for applications
March 14th - Grant recipients announced
 
Pony Builder
Accepting Applications Now
February 21st - Deadline for applications
March 14th - Grant recipients announced
 
Theme Camp Placement
Applications Open: Wednesday March 16th
Deadline: Wednesday May 4th (3 weeks prior to burn)
 
Sound Camps
Applications Open: Wednesday March 16th
Deadline: Wednesday May 4th (3 weeks prior to burn)
 
Art Placement
Applications Open: Wednesday March 16th
Deadline: Wednesday May 4th (3 weeks prior to burn)
 
On Site Parking 
Applications Open: Wednesday March 16th
Deadline: Wednesday May 18th (1 week prior to burn)
 
What Where When (Printed Submissions)
Open: Wednesday March 16th
Deadline: Wednesday April 27th (4 weeks prior to burn)
 
Volunteer Schedule
Open: Wednesday March 16th
Deadline: Sunday May 22nd (The Sunday prior to burn)
 

Spring PDF future PC meeting schedule

Upcoming PC meetings:

February 20 (Sat), March 13 (Sun), April 9 (Sat)

*Times* for the meetings will be announced before each on the PONY (and are often at noon, but not always).

Fall 2015 What Where When Guide is here!!

Thanks to the What Where When team for another awesome 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 and choosing "Save File as" or "Save Link As" (depending on your browser) then follow the prompts.

 

 

 

Fall 2015 Art Grant Recipients Announced

Ladies, Gentlemen and Sparkleponies,

The Playa Del Fuego Art Grant Committee would like to announce and extend our congratulations to the art grant recipients for Playa Del Fuego Fall 2015!

They are as follows:

Talk to God – by Princess Mirabal  Art Inside: The Big Box – by Michael Canepi
Dick Poetry – by Andrea Morris  The Confessional – by Liza Shankar
Connies Cantina – by Mary Hickok  Cock Cannon – Timothy Dougherty
Soap Box/AntiBox – by Andie Oswald Knick Knacks, Paddle Whacks, Give Our Dog Your Bone – by Taya Dianna
CHURCH – by Colin Carroll Nemma: the lantern project – by Quentin Davis
Patchwork Painting – by Victoria Chapman Seahorses Forever – by Jeffrey Owens
Dear Future Me – by Zoe Deroo Ark of the Covenant – by William Donelson (Bourne)
Alyse Firefly Art's PDF portrait project – by Lauryll Alyse Russell  Tapestries with Dharma Dye – by Cheryl Erickson

We look forward to seeing their projects come to fruition at the upcoming PDF, and hope that all of you in attendance will enjoy them as well!

Registrations Are Open!

The following registrations for Fall PDF are now open:

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

Volunteer Schedule
Sign Up Early, sign up often!  Did you know that Playa del Fuego is a 100% volunteer run event and everyone can be a mad sexy rockin Volunteer!  Check out the volunteer schedule and pick a shift that suits your style, then pick another just for fun!

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.

On Site Parking Requests
Interested in sleeping in your RV or Van?  Not part of a Theme Camp?  There is VERY limited space available for RVs at playa del fuego, so get your application in early.

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