RockFire has been honored with the prestigious title of Vermont’s Top Ten Events, awarded by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce. In order to qualify as a Vermont Chamber of Commerce Top Ten Event, events must appeal to out-of-state visitors as well as Vermonters, and appeal to a diverse audience.
See you at RockFire 2015!
Our third-annual RockFire event was a huge success thanks to all the artists, sculptors, musicians, volunteers and spectators – and Mother Nature who gave us a perfectly beautiful day to celebrate. THANK YOU to all the countless volunteers, firekeepers and attendants for being such an integral part of the event, as well as those who attended and sang our praise. We can’t wait until 2015 – See you there!
We are especially grateful that Eva Sollberger of Seven Days did a story on us!
Thanks to Jeb Wallace-Brodeur and Letter10 Creative for their images used throughout the site.
What is RockFire?
RockFire is a unique combination of art, music and fire on a monumental scale, celebrating Central Vermont’s colorful granite heritage all set in the evocative setting of Millstone Hill’s abandoned quarries and granite industry ruins. First held in 2012 as a fundraiser for the preservation of Barre’s Historic Quarry Lands, the buzz around this event continues to build. In 2014 over 1,000 people attended. The centerpiece of the event is Firewalk, a three mile long procession lit by thousands of candles and luminaries with dozens of bonfires, all leading to variety of fire-lit art installations and 6 live performance stages. The words most often used to describe RockFire are “amazing, magical, one of a kind, and powerful.”
All proceeds to benefit the Barre Granite Museum, and ongoing efforts to preserve Millstone Hill’s historic quarries.