Guide to Maximum Enjoyment

We try not to have too many rules, but after more than a decade we’ve figured out a few guidelines that help us operate smoothly.  Priceless Planners, artists, vendors, and all other participants are asked to adhere to these guidelines  if they wish to continue participating in the event.

FIRST! The Priceless Guide to Maximum Enjoyment:

  1.    Respect your environment.  Spinning Wheel is hosting our festival. To ensure maximum enjoyment this year, please treat every part of this wonderful place with respect. Clean up after yourself, and don’t set anything on fire… we like having nice things. And please be courteous to the custodians: Spinning Wheel staff, Priceless staff, High Rock, etc.
  1.    Respect yourself. Wear sunscreen. Drink water! Take breaks in the shade. Eat when you are hungry and rest when you need a nap. Be mindful of what you put in your body and be mindful of how it may affect you.
  1.    Respect others. Be considerate of others. Everyone’s here to have fun. Be nice. Don’t take other people’s stuff. If someone looks like they need a buddy, please alert Priceless staff, security, the closest adult… anyone.  Maximum enjoyment of all starts with enthusiastic consent! Before sharing snacks, hugs, or a sleeping bag – please ask. If someone is unable to say what they want, then they can not consent to sharing anything.

If you see anything that seems off or you need help, find someone with a radio or go to the door to alert the Planner Team. Also: High Rock Security are our trusted partners and can always reach us.

SECOND, a few reminders and guidelines that fit in with above principles:

DO know your limits when it comes to your body’s tolerance of intoxicants, and DON’T become intoxicated to the point that you’re negatively impacting other individuals. This doesn’t come up often, but we need to say it just once: if it’s determined that your public intoxication is adversely affecting the well-being or feeling of safety of another participant, you may be directed to leave the event by the Priceless Planners, High Rock, or Spinning Wheel staff.

DO practice good photography etiquette. Please ask before taking people’s photos whenever possible. We love consent! Post a link to your event photos in the Priceless Facebook event when you put them online, to give people in the photos a chance to request taking them down. If any attendee who’s in a photo requests taking the photo down, take it down. Professional musicians/artists can take photos/video of themselves performing at Priceless or their art at Priceless for commercial use, as long as any recognizable attendees in the photo have given explicit consent for that use. All other commercial use of photos taken at Priceless is prohibited.
Are you a skilled photographer interested in volunteering your skills to help us document Priceless? Reach out to to find out about any opportunities.  We do not allow promoting any product or other event at Priceless, or promoting Priceless at other events. If in doubt, ask first (

DO ask before making a physical, verbal, or sexual advance on another participant, and DON’T assume that your advances are welcome unless you receive clear verbal consent.  This is important in all interactions, including ones that happen on a dance floor.  Again, if it’s determined that you’re engaging with someone else in a way that is non-consensual–physical, verbal, or otherwise–you may be directed to leave the event.

DO get permission from the Priceless Planners team before bringing an animal onsite. No pets are allowed, even if you work for a vendor. (This includes reptiles, birds, and mammals. Not even in your tents.)

DO do your best to comply with the requests of Priceless Planners, High Rock Security, MARS Medical, and the Spinning Wheel management. We don’t have a lot of rules, so if we ask you to change your behavior it’s usually because of safety, consent, or local law enforcement.

Camp stoves are not permitted at Spinning Wheel. That means no fireworks, campfires, or fire spinning, plus no generators, campsite BBQs, candles, or equipment that sparks.

DON’T vend any items or food unless you’ve been given express consent from the Priceless Planners. We decided way back in our first year that vending wasn’t part of our vision for Priceless. We have a single food vendor, and that’s it.

DO pack out your trash.  This is a leave-no-trace event.

DON’T bring any weapons onsite or engage in any physical violence. Obviously. Violations of this rule will result in your ejection from the event. Period.

Thanks so much for reading, and for doing your best to help keep Priceless fun for all involved!  If the consequences of your actions (including being removed from the event) ever feel unjust, we’ll do our best to mediate a conversation among all concerned parties in a timely manner.

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