Burners can be found throughout the state of Maine and there is an active burner community in the greater Portland area. Most events and meet-ups take place in southern Maine, though there are trips to various parts of the state periodically. Weekly meet and greets take place every Thursday evening in Portland and anyone is welcome to attend.
Maine was represented on the playa in the Circle of Regional Effigies in 2011 (Lobster Bisque-O!) and in 2012 (Happy as a Clam). Burners from Maine also attend Burning Man regional events including Firefly (New England Regional), Flipside (Texas Regional), and Play Del Fuego (Mid-Atlantic Regional).
|main contact:||Rhonda Forrester|
|announcement lists:||Emails are sent out to list members periodically with information about Burning Man and the activities of regional burners here in Maine and New England. This is a moderated list and is not used for open discussion. To subscribe to the Maine announce list, send a blank email to:
|local event calendar:||Don't forget to check the Calendar for year around events in your area.|
We participated in Portland’s First Friday Art Walk in November 2012 and displayed a scaled down version of the Burning Man CORE 2012 effigy. People were able to interact with the effigy and also view photos taken at both Burning Man and local gatherings in Maine. Other events have included multiple fundraisers for the CORE 2012 effigy, volunteering with a food bank, and trips to burner events in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont.
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