Every year on the first weekend of October 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.