What is Quink Fair?

We organize Quink Fair with the intention to hold space for positive, life-changing experiences.

A festival can be a journey taking us out of our regular experience and into something extraordinary – a world of celebration and possibility. Many folks think things need to change, both in the world generally & our lives personally. Quink Fair is dedicated to creating a space for self-reflection and positive shifts, for finding like-minded people who you might share a project, life, or community with.  

Quink Fair is a celebration which invites change by exploring the participants’ desires and obstacles. Through a colorful and chaotic mix of exhibits, theme camps, music, guides, workshops, dance, and your own curiosity, we will seek experience and insights as a catalyst for personal growth and cultural change.

What to Expect: QuinkFair takes place on private land in Louisa, Virginia. The location is betwixt and between Charlottesville, Richmond, and Fredricksburg and about 45 minutes drive from each. It is a rural area, mostly wooded with some fields and a trail to walk down to the river. Participants will be camping.

While music is included, it is not a music festival. While art is exhibited and made here, it is not an art festival. Also, there is no use of money inside, nothing is for sale but gifts are welcome if you feel called to offer them. Participants are not an audience, we all play a part in creating an amazing, vibrant, unique festival experience.

Temple of Oracles:  This is a large dome equipped with various different cards, runes, and other divination tools and readers of these devices to help you understand them.  The intention of this space is to foster self-exploration, and create a quiet space for reflection where anyone can consult the oracle, formulate a question and get external mirrors that help clarify feelings, thoughts, fears, resistances, hopes, dreams, intentions and future plans.

The Temple of Oracles has been imported from the Twin Oaks New Years party.

Acoustic Village: A space dedicated to non-amplified storytelling and group singing.

Movement and Connection:  QuinkFair Is about more than talking and thinking. There are physical aspects to this celebration as well.  Dance parties, contact improv events, and acro yoga space are all gateways to different experiences.  

Burns: Regional Burning Man events typically mimic the big burn in Nevada and burn the effigy of a man on the Saturday of the event. Quink Fair will have a similar effigy burn. All Quink Fair participants are invited to participate in the building of the effigy out of entirely natural and burnable materials. Then on Saturday night we will burn it with much noise and celebration.

The burn on Sunday evening is a more somber event, oft mourning things which have past or letting go of things which do not serve you. Here again we will hold to the Burning Man culture, while reducing the carbon footprint.

Your Spark: The most important aspect of Quink Fair is the spark you bring.  What has happened to catalyze positive change in your life? Was it the haunting art you created with simple supplies? The riveting existential conversation inspired by provocative question cards?  The powerful romance that started at a contra dance? Then bring these ideas and materials to camp to help replicate these experiences.

Be generous, be daring, be funny, be wild.