Yes!  You can bring an Art Car to Firefly!  The woods in Vermont being different from, say, the Black Rock Playa, art cars at Firefly need to be different from those at Burning Man to work with the land and event.

This is an experiment, at any point organizers (DPW, Rangers, Event Leads, Board, or the Festival Committee) may decide that any particular or all art cars should be asked to cease operation. Keep this in mind as you think about and design your car. The land at Firefly is fragile as is our walking community.

Specific Guidelines:

  1. DPW will certify all vehicles for operation at either day, night or both.
    1. Silent-running, or close to silent. They should not be designed as mobile sound systems and the engine should be below conversational level sound.
    2. Small enough to allow foot traffic on the same path without requiring participants to climb off the path and short enough to keep a low center of gravity on rough terrain. Art cars should be less than about 3 feet in height and 3 feet in width.
    3. Maximum speed of 3-4mph (walking speed)
    4. Light enough to not damage the trails
    5. Must be decorated to not be identifiable as the original vehicle upon which it was based (an unmodified ATV would not meet the requirements)
  2. No driving allowed in rain or muddy conditions.  No driving during early or late arrival periods.
  3. No transport of goods, gear, art other that the art of the car itself.
  4. Only allowed on the Mercurial and Innerstate paths, within the public space of camps that have given prior approval, and on the field.

Send questions to dpw@fireflyartscollective.org or festival@fireflyartscollective.org.

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