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We've tried to include all the answers to all the questions, but if there's something missing here, please reach out using our contact form and we'll get you an answer and also get it added here!

What do I get for my ticket price?

You get 4 days in an enchanted land called Pangaea where you will find fellow wayfinders who, like you, thought it worth the effort and investment to see what we will create together. Emergence is a nonprofit event organized entirely by volunteers. All proceeds go to cover expenses and back out to the community in the form of art grants, with a bit held back for next year's gathering. 

How do I get a ticket?

Tickets to Emergence 2024 are sold in tiers. You will need an invitation code to purchase tickets. If you're a past Emergence participant you should have received a unique code via email. New aspiring participants can obtain an invitation by completing this acculturation process. To get information in your email inbox fill out our contact form. Ticket release dates are here

When is Emergence 2024?

April 18-21, 2024. All participants must be off the property by noon on Monday April 22. 

Does my name on my ID have to match the name on my ticket?


No. Possession of a ticket is presumed ownership of a ticket. Please take care when buying tickets from others. All participants must show valid ID showing they're 21 or over. 

What are gate hours?

Thursday: 10am – 9pm 

Friday: 10am – 9pm

After Dark:  You must park first and carry your gear to your campsite

Saturday: 10am – 4pm

Sunday: 10am - gate opens for Exodus, however activities will still be happening all day

Monday: 12pm (Noon): Site must CLEAR by noon (everyone must leave)

Where is the event?

Emergence will take place in a 20-acre area within a 6,000-acre private nature preserve on 2 fresh water lakes. It is a truly magical patch of earth 30 minutes from downtown Charleston. You'll get the coordinates when you get your ticket. 

What should I bring?

You'll need to come ready to be radically self-reliant as nothing is bought or sold at a Burn. You need to be ready to camp in a forest with no power or water for the length of your stay. Barring an emergency there are no ins and outs so don't expect to make a grocery run in the middle of your stay. While Emergence is not in the inhospitable Black Rock Desert (where Burning Man takes place) you may find this comprehensive list a good starting point.


Fire wood will be provided. Please do not bring fire wood to the venue due to the risk of invasive species hitching a ride. 

Also be ready to gift and participate - though your gift need not be a physical thing. The best gifts are often experiences!

I heard Burning Man is a hedonistic rave, is that what I'll find at Emergence?

What you find at Emergence is up to you! The sacred and the profane, the hip and the square, the lusty and the celibate, the clothed and the cloth-less, the introvert and the extrovert, the mystic and the mathematician, the philosopher and the stone - and you! Bring your unique gifts to share and be celebrated. 

What's the deal with RV camping?

RV camping is allowed but there are no hook ups. If you're with a placed camp be sure we know you're bringing an RV so we can do our best to place you in an RV accessible area. You do not need a special pass for your RV.

What are the rules about fire at my camp?


All fires, whether they be flame art, fire spinning, or campfires, must be attended at all times.

Ground fires are not permitted. This refers to fires that are not contained within some kind of ring, barrel, or fire safe container.


​If you wish to have a fire at your camp, you will need to bring your own method of fire containment. Clear brush, leaves, and pine needles at least 5 feet back from the fire pit.

​Burn only wood in the campfires.


​NO OUTSIDE FIREWOOD ALLOWED. On site wood will be provided. This is to protect the forest from pests.

Can I bring my mutant vehicle?

So long as it is sufficiently mutated. Avoid unpleasant surprises by pre-registering using the Multiform on our Forms page.


Will there be ice sales on site?

No. Please bring enough ice for your needs. There are several locations en route to Emergence with Ice Vending. These have been shared in the past:

1963 Sam Rittenberg Blvd, Charleston

852 St. Andrews Blvd. West Ashley

3852 Ladson Rd, Ladson

1822 N Main St, Summerville

1000 W 5th N St, Summerville

16705 Hwy 17, Green Pond (next to Dollar General)


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