QuinkFair 2021 is happening at a private site in Mineral, VA.
This wooded land has access to a stream for swimming, woods for hiking, and plenty of space to spread out for camping.
New for 2021- Due to the ongoing impact of the covid-19 pandemic, we are taking additional precautions this year and requiring attendees to provide proof of vaccination or proof of a negative recent covid-19 test. Please our Covid-19 page for more details.
Food- Meals are provided as part of your event ticket. We will provide 3 filling, hearty meals each day. Vegan, gluten free, and other dietary needs will be met. All attendees should bring their own plate, utensils, and cup/mug. Please see the Food Logistics page for more important details.
Water- All drinking water is brought in from off-site, and while we will have a central supply we strongly encourage attendees to bring a few gallons for their own use. Greywater disposal will be provided.
Work contributions- QuinkFair is a participatory event and all attendees are asked to contribute 4 hours of help (usually 2, 2 hour shifts) over the course of the event. There is a wide variety of things to do: helping prep food, washing dishes, or assisting with registration or… well there’s a lot that needs doing. See our Volunteer page for details.
Travel– We will provide shuttle service to those arriving via mass transit in Richmond or Charlottesville, please see details on our Travel Logistics page. Rideshare info, biking directions, and driving directions are also available on that page.
Workshops, Presenters, and Events– We would love to list your event, workshop, or gathering in our program. We can also help you find a space to hold your workshop! You can throw you hat in the ring on our Call for Presenters and Events page.
Toilets– There will be porta potties and outhouses available for use. Please do not shit in the woods.
Showers– A small number of outdoor showers will be available, which may or may not be heated. Enough for a quick shower, not enough for a long one. If you want/need a long hot shower every morning to wake up we encourage you to bring a camping shower bag or some other setup to meet your needs.
Hand washing stations- There will be multiple hand washing stations around the site, as well as some hand sanitizer available. We also encourage you to bring along your own pocket sized hand sanitizer so you have some around when you need it.
Fires and stoves- We will have a fire in the central circle each evening. There are no personal/private campfires or grills permitted at the event. Camp stoves, solar ovens, and other similar cooking tools are welcome.
Kids- Children are welcome at QuinkFair. We will have a “kid village” camping area which families with children are welcome (but not required) to stay in. Kid-care plans are evolving, and there is likely to be some sort of organized kid-care co-op. You can find more details about bringing kids to QuinkFair in the Survival Guide.