Safety Policies

HEARTLAND PAGAN FESTIVAL RULES AND SAFETY POLICIES

  • Attendees must wear the writstbands given to them at registration for the duration of the festival.
  • Drink Responsibly
  • Do not leave your valuables unattended in your camp. Lock them in your car.
  • Do not leave children unattended.
  • After making your purchases in a merchant’s booth, do not put them down in the merchant area. Merchants are not responsible for purchased property.
  • Lost and found is located in the Security tent.
  • Repeated comments of an insulting, lewd, or disrespectful nature will not be tolerated. You will be removed from the festival.
  • Fighting will result in being removed from the festival.
  •  If you need help or information, feel free to visit the Security tent anytime or flag one of us down, or ask any staff member (silver wristband) to assist you in contacting us.
  • Inclement Weather: In the event of severe weather emergencies, shelter can be sought in the basement of the Main Hall. Please follow the instructions of Staff Members (wearing silver wristbands) during weather emergencies.
  • FRS/GMRS Radios: Please DO NOT use Channels 10 through 21. These are for use by specific HSA committees ONLY. If you choose to monitor one of these stations, please be kind and DO NOT TRANSMIT. It is important for your safety and the safety of others around you that our staff be able to communicate effectively with each other in emergency situations.

There are several law enforcement officers at this festival who are required by law to arrest anyone they observe violating local, state or federal laws and ordinances. Violation of laws and rules are grounds for dismissal and removal from Festival.

Registration for Heartland Pagan Festival will include a check against the National Sex Offender Registry. In compliance with E.R.I.’s policy, registered sex offenders will not be permitted entrance to the festival.

Security/First Aid

The Security / First Aid staff are here to help ensure you have a relaxed and spiritually rewarding holiday weekend. The Safety and Security Tent is next to the Pavilion (on the south side) and staffed 24 hours a day. Heartland Spiritual Alliance does not assume responsibility for individual personal routine health care needs or medications which must be met daily by festival attendees. Festival attendees remain solely responsible for their own health and safe behavior during the festival.

Safety and Security Policies

  •       Drink responsibly
  •       Do not leave your valuables unattended in your camp. Lock them in your car.
  •       Do not leave children unattended.
  •       After making your purchases in a merchant’s booth, please do not put them down in the merchant area. The merchants are not responsible for purchased property.
  •       Lost and found is located in the Security tent next to the Pavilion.
  •       Repeated comments of an insulting, lewd, or disrespectful nature will not be tolerated. If this behavior persists, you will be told to leave.
  •       No fighting.
  •       We on the Security crew are committed to helping our attendees have a safe and enjoyable festival. If you need help or information, feel free to visit the Security tent anytime or flag one of us down, or ask any staff member (silver wristband) to assist you in contacting us.

Inclement Weather Emergencies

In the event of severe weather emergencies, shelter can be sought in the basement of the Main Hall. Please follow the instructions of Staff Members (wearing silver wristbands) during weather emergencies.

FRS/GMRS Radios

Please DO NOT use Channels 10 through 21. These are for use by specific HSA committees ONLY. If you choose to monitor these stations, please DO NOT TRANSMIT. It is important for your safety and the safety of others around you that our staff be able to communicate effectively with each other in emergency situations.

Fire Safety Policies

To protect our dancers from burns and broken glass, please do not bring any glass or anything on fire (including cigarettes) into the main ritual circle during the bonfire. To protect yourself and others, please do not approach, jump over, or make contact with the bonfire. Please do not put anything into the bonfire including cigarette butts, trash, clothing, ritual objects, explosives, alcohol, food, spit, etc. without the express permission of the lead fire tender. Persons behaving in a manner which could endanger themselves or others will be removed from the main ritual circle. Please step back from the fire if asked to do so by the fire tenders. Anyone who cannot or does not follow these rules will be asked to leave the fire circle.