Heartland Naturist Festival 2017
Friday - Sunday, July 28 - 30, 2017
Welcome to the Heartland Naturist Festival page. Here you will find details about the upcoming festival, including costs, dates, times, and event listings. Check back often. Times and events will change as we finalize the schedules closer to the event.
The Heartland Naturist Festival is the largest three-day, family-friendly nudist/naturist festival in the Heartland of the United States. People come from all over the US to attend!
Have fun playing giant games, such as Giant Jenga, Giant Scrabble, and Giant Tic-Tac-Toe. We will also have frisbees, croquet, and a volleyball net set up. If you get tired playing games, you can explore the 168 acres of trails, woods, and fields. Head down to the lake for skinny dipping, then either lie on the floating dock in the lake, or spread a blanket under a tree and nap.
Now three days!
We're expanding the Festival to three days this year. We will begin activities on Friday afternoon and run through Sunday. Stay tuned for the expanded schedule of events.
Saturday evening, we will have a massive water balloon fight, followed by a smoked meats dinner and group games. As the sun goes down, we'll turn the stage over to DJ Slice, who will crank the music up and get our dance party going. Body paint and glow bracelets will be available to decorate yourself and dance the evening away. It's always a fun time!
If you're not up for the upbeat dance party, you can retreat to the camping field where a large bonfire will be going. Listen to the warm crackling of the fire, roast some smores, and chat with fellow nudists while the crickets, owls, and frogs provide nature's background music.
Once the dance party is over around 10:45pm, one of our volunteer guides will lead a group on a night luminary walk along wooded trails and fields, lit by glow sticks set up to light the route.
Saturday's planned events end with a midnight skinny dip in the lake and/or enjoying the bonfire until it burns out.
Sunday morning will begin for some with sunrise yoga at 7:00am and a continental breakfast from 7:30am to 9:00am. Registration for our 16th annual 5k Sun Run will be from 8:00am to 9:00am, with the run kicking off at 9:00am. The top two male and top two female finishers will receive prizes, while all participants will receive a commemorative medal.
While the runners/walkers are participating in the 5k, others can enjoy more games and music with others, or escape to the lake for some more skinny dipping. Be back with the group between 11am and noon for a hot dog lunch, more music and games, presentation of awards, and drawing for the 50/50 raffle.
By Sunday afternoon. most people are ready to wind down and spend time relaxing at the lake before they have to pack up and go back home to reality and clothing. So, while we will have giant games and music Sunday afternoon, feel free to hike the 168 acres or lounge at the lake to close out the Festival.
2017 Event Schedule*
|Registration||4:00pm - 6:00pm|
|Pot luck dinner and ice cream social||6:00pm|
|Movie (Title TBD)||When dark enough for projection|
|Hot Breakfast (pancakes, waffles, eggs, sausage, bacon, and bagels)||8:00am - 9:00am|
|Saturday Sign-In Begins||9:00am|
|Giant Games||10:00am - 5:30pm|
|Picnic Lunch (Make your own deli sandwich)||11:30am - 1:00pm|
|Caricature Artist||2:00pm - 4:00pm|
|Water Fight||4:30pm - 5:30pm|
|HN Stage Presentations and Games||5:30pm - 8:00pm|
|Dinner (Smoked meats and sides)||6:00pm - 7:00pm|
|DJ Dance Party||8:00pm - 10:30pm|
|Bonfire, Smores, and Stargazing||9:30pm - until...|
|Luminary Walk||10:30pm - 12:00am|
|Midnight Skinnydip||12:00am - until...|
|Quiet Time||1:00am - 7:00am|
|Yoga||7:00am - 8:00am|
|Continental Breakfast||7:30am - 9:00am|
|Sun Run Registration||8:00am - 9:00am|
|Sun Run 5k||9:00am - 10:00am|
|Live Music and Games||9:00am - 2:00pm|
|Lunch (hotdogs and sides)||11:00am - 12:00pm|
|Announcements, awards, and 50/50 raffle drawing||11:30am - 12:00pm|
*Note that we are still fine-tuning the schedule. Events may be added, removed, or scheduled differently as the date approaches.
|Register online now!|
Note that the $5/day facility grounds fee is included in our event fee. This is to reduce confusion and make the sign-in process simpler.
Yes, rates have gone up from last year. This is due to expanded food offerings and increases in entertainment costs. Please note there is a different rate for Friday.
Rates For Friday**
** Since Friday is a new offering with fewer activities, fees for that day are less than Saturday and Sunday. They include the grounds fees for the facility and supplies for the ice cream social.
Rates per day (Saturday and Sunday)
*Early Bird rate available through Friday July 14, 2017 Regular rate applies to payments July 15 and after. Note that registration must be completed and payment must be paid prior to July 15 to get the rate.
Please note, due to the screening time required, no registrations will be accepted after Wednesday, July 26, 2017.
Have questions not answered here? See our HNF FAQ page.