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This is a list of weekend events in the United States that attract people from all over the country as well as internationally. For events outside the United States please see the "International Fetish Scene" page. For a list of resources in the Los Angeles area please see the "Los Angeles Fetish Scene" page.

To request changes or additions: Webmaster@HiddenCastle.com. An event must have a website to be listed.

Listed with the events is the approximate time of year they are held. These times can and do change so before making plans it is essential to get the exact dates from the event's website.

Other sites that list national events are listed in the Reference Library.

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American Brotherhood
3 Days the 2nd weekend of October in Washington DC.

Albany Bound
3 Days the 3rd weekend of July in Albany, New York

Behind Closed Doors
The 3 weekend of September in Tucson, Arizona

Beyond Leather
3 Days the second weekend of April in Fort Lauderdale Florida.
Before supporting this event by attending or in any other manner consider this announcement by Stewart Siegal.

Beyond Vanilla
2 Days the fourth weekend of September in Dallas Texas.

Black Beat
4 Days the 3rd weekend of August in Hanover, Maryland

Black Rose
3 Days the first weekend of October in Washington DC.

Bold
2 Days the third weekend of February in Burbank, California (this is in the greater Los Angeles area).
The third weekend of February.

Bondcon
In San Francisco. The date has not been set.

Bound in Boston
2 Days, two events a year in the spring and fall near Boston Massachusetts.

Brimstone
2 Days the last weekend of November in Asbury Park, New Jersey.

Butchmanns Academy
2 Days four times a year, one weekend each for men only (June), women only (August), pansexual (October), and advanced pansexual (November) in Phoenix Arizona.

Charm City Fetish Fair
3 days the first weekend of April in Hanover, Maryland.

Claw
4 Days the third weekend of April in Cleveland, Ohio
Gay male only.

Dark Odyssey
Twice a year in the vicinity of Baltimore.
Dark Odyssey Summer Camp: 5 Days the third week of September 30 minutes North of Baltimore
Dark Odyssey Winter Fire: 3 Days the third weekend of February.

Debauchery
3 Days the 1rst weekend of May in Greensboro, North Carolina

Denver Bound
2 days on the second weekend of October.

DomCom Atlanta
3 Days in Early October in Atlanta
The first day of this event is an "Industry Only Seminar Series" for training professional Dominatrices.

DomCon Los Angeles
4 Days in first weekend of April in Los Angeles
The first day of this event is an "Industry Only Seminar Series" for training professional Dominatrices.

Domestic Pet, Houseboy, and Sissy Maid Boot Camp
A one week event, March 23, 2014 at 4:00 PM - Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 8:00 PM in Los Angeles, California
This event takes place in quarters where a lot of smoking is done. Expect to breath a lot of smoke residue there.

Dominat Women's Retreat
3 Days the third weekend of April at "The Farm" in South Central Kentucky
This is a camping event

Domination
3 Days the last weekend of July at the Timberfell Lodge in the Tennessee Mountains.
This is a camping event.

Duckstock The Party and Duckstock Lite
3 Days. Duckstock The Party is in late May and Duckstock Lite is in late September.
Located in Bowden Georgia which is in the greater Atlanta area.
It is an outdoor Art and Camping Convention for Adults to spend time with Adults. It is a fundraiser covered by the LLC.
3 RVs and 9 cabins of various sizes and amenities are available for rent. Limited parking spaces for RVs are available with electrical connections only. Or pitch a tent on the camp grounds.

Camp Crucible
9 Days starting Memorial Day weekend. On 200 Acres. An hour's drive from both the Baltimore and Philly airports.
This is a camping event.

Exotica Detriot
3 Days, the last weekend in September in Detroit Michigan
This event has a slave auction.

ElectroCon
5 Days the first weekend of March at "The Farm" in South Central Kentucky
This is a camping event.

FarmCon
3 Days the second weekend of June in South Central Kentucky
This is a camping event

FetFest
2 Days on Labor Day Weekend in Maryland

Fetish Con
3 Days the first weekend of August in Tampa Florida

Fetish Fair Fleamarket
These are one or two day events held in Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, and Houston.
The Fetish Fair Fleamarket(TM) is a vending event that combines shopping for hard-to-find items like fetish fashion clothing and dungeon equipment with demos, safety demonstrations, educational seminars, and socializing. Some FFFs are a one-day affair, others are a weekend-long conference, but all center around bringing together top-notch crafters and retailers serving leather/SM/fetish folk with those folk, and meeting the needs of those folk.

Fetish Fantasy Halloween Ball
Las Vegas, Nevada and Tampa Florida around the time of Halloween.

Floating World
3 Days the third weekend of August in Edison, New Jersey

Folsom Fringe
3 Days the last weekend of September in San Francisco California.
The last day, Sunday, has shuttle buses that go to and from the Folsom Street Fair.

Folsom Street Fair
1 Day. The last Sunday in September in San Francisco California
Folsom street and several of its crossing side streets is closed to vehicle traffic. Along the center of the street makers vendors of BDSM equipment set up their vending stands. Stages are set up for demonstrations.
There is no fee to attend this event. There are donation takers at every entrance where, to the unobservant eye, it may appear to be taking a required fee.
To enter is to agree to be photographed and videoed for commercial purposes. There are signs that state this.
Be prepared for unhealthy outdoor smoke exposure from tobacco and marijuana cigarettes, and from the grills of the street food vendors in the side streets.
There are locations where music is played loud enough to be harmful to hearing.

Forte Femme
2 Days the first weekend of August in San Francisco, California
2 Days the last weekend of June in New York, New York
Limited to 10 Women.

Foundations in Mastery
3 Days at various dates and locations throughout the year

Fountain City FetishFest
3 Days the 3rd weekend of September in Kansas City, Kansas

Frolicon
Frolicon is a kink/sci-fi/fantasy pan-sexual convention held in Atlanta,Ga every Easter weekend. Kink, Play, Dungeon, Classes, Demo's, Parties, Shows, Costuming, Art, Music, Gaming, Contests, Rituals, Political Activism, Meet & Mingle and so much more.

Geeky Kink Event
3 Days the 1rst weekend of November in Piscataway, New Jersey

Fusion
5 Days in Late June near Baltimore in Northern Maryland.

GLUE Weekend
3 Days the 2nd weekend of October in Houston, Texas

Great Lakes Leather Alliance Weekend
2 Days, the last weekend of August.

Gulf Coast Gummbalaya
3 Days in June, in New Orleans, Louisiana

Gwnn Bash
3 Days the the 3rd weekend of July in Austin, Texas

The Hunt
3 Days the last weekend of September near Austin, Texas
Women Only
This is a camping event.

In The Woods
5 days around the last weekend in July in Bellingham WA.

The International LeatherSIR, Leatherboy and Community Bootblack
3 Days the Labor Day weekend in Dallas, Texas

International Mr. Leather
4 Days the fourth weekend of May in Chicago, Illinois.

International Ms Leather
3 Days the first weekend of May in San Francisco, California.

Kinkfest
3 Days the the last weekend of March in Portland Oregon

Kinky Karnival
3 Days the first weekend of June in Wichita, Kansas

Kinky Kollege
3 Days the first weekend of April in Chicago, Illinois.

Leather Camp
The 3rd weekend of Augest near Witchita, Kansas
This is a camping event.

Leather Invasion
2 days in New York the first weekend of October.

Leather-Levi Weekend
3 Days the third weekend of August at the Saratoga Springs Resort near Clear Lake California. This is a campsite with dorm type lodging and a few smaller cabins.

Leather Woods
3 days the third weekend of August near Salem Oregon
This is a camping event that has a slave auction.

Leather Leadership Conference
The Second Weekend of April. The city changes from year to year all over the country.

Leather & Leis
5 days the last weekend of March near Hilo, Hawaii

Leather Reign
2 Days the first weekend of November in Seattle Washington.

Leather Retreat
6 Days the fourth week of June located 30 minutes North of Baltimore.
This is a camping event.

Leathermen's Academy
5 Days the 1rst weekend of October in Ft Lauderdale, Florida

Los Angeles Kink Ball
2 Days the on President's Day weekend, the third weekend of February in Los Angeles.

MadTownKinkFest
2nd Weekend of February, in Madison Wisconsin.

Master's Retreat
2 Days the third weekend of April in Houston Texas

Master Slave Conference
4 Days beginning the last weekend of August or the frist weekend of September in Washington DC.

Mates Leather Weekend
4 Days the last weekend of September in Provincetown, Massachusetts
Gay Male

Mid Atlantic Leather Weekend
2 Days the second weekend of January in Washington DC. Gay male only.

Midwest MoM
Three days the third weekend of Augeust near Minneapolis/St Paul, Minnesota.
The MoM is an annual gathering of members of the Eunuch Archive community.

Mr International Rubber
3 Days the 1rst weekend of November in Chicago, Illinois

MTTA Training Academy
Holds 3 day training events in Mastering and for slaves at various times throughout the year.
The slave training events take place in Springfield, Virginia
The Master training events take place in Rockville, Maryland

Northwest Sash Bash
The third Weekend of February in Portland.

Northwest Leather Celebration
2 Days the third weekend of May in San Jose California.

Oregon Leather Pride
10 Days the first weekend of August in Portland, Oregon

OctRoperFest
3 Days the last weekend of October in Austin Texas. This event specializes in rope bondage.

Palm Springs Leather Pride
2nd weekend of November in Palm Springs, California
Gay Male Only

Pantheon of Leather
2 Days the Third Weekend of July in Chicago. Gay male only.

Paradise Unbound
In August in Seattle, Washington

Pony Play Weekend
3 Days the third weekend of September at "The Farm" in rural South Central Kentucky
This is a camping event.

Power eXchange Summit
3 Days the first weekend of June in Columbus, Ohio

Queer PlayCon
3 Days the third weekend of May in Hartford, Connecticut.

Rochester Erotic Arts Festival
2 Days the first weekend of April in Rochester, New York

Rocky Mountain Olympus Leather
3 Days in the 4th weekend of March in Slat Lake City, Utah.

Rope Camp
4 Days the First Weekend of August in Darlington, Maryland.

Saint Louis Leather and Lace
This club has two weekends a year. These are Beat Me in St Louis in March and Spanksgiving in November. These are held in the vicinity of St Louis. Information about them is available at their website.

Servant's Retreat
3 Days at various dates and locations througout the year.

Sinsations in Leather
2 Days the first weekend of April in Chicago Illinois

Southeast Leather Fest
4 Days the third weekend of June in Atlanta Georgia.

South Plains Leatherfest
2 Days the second eeekend of March in Dallas Texas.

Southwest Leather Conference
2 Days the last of January in Phoenix Arizona

Spanking Weekend in the Mountains
3 Days the 2nd weekend of October in the Pocono Mountains, New York

Spanksgiving
3 Days Thanksgiving weekend in St Louis

Spring in the South
The last weekend in April in Atlanta

Shadow Lane
4 Days the last weekend of August in Las Vegas, Nevada

Shibaricon
3 days over Mayday Weekend in the Chicago area.

Summer Climax
Organized by the Defenders of Dignity
The First Weekend of September in Guerniville California

Summer Spank
Around the end of August or start of September in the vicinity of Hillsboro, Oregon.
This is a camping event.

Surrender
3 Days The Second Weekend of Nov in San Francisco, California

TES Fest
4 Days the first weekend of July in Piscataway, New Jersey.

Thunder in the Mountains
2 Days the third weekend of July in Denver.

Twisted Tryst
4 days in a campground.
Twisted Tryst South is in Indiana the first weekend of June
Twisted Tryst North is in Wisconsin the third weekend of August
This is a camping event.

Tribal Fire
2 Days the first weekend of May in Oklahoma City.

Twisted in Tulsa
2 days the third weekend of September in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Utah Rebellion
2 Days the fist weekend of August.
Gay male only.

West Coard Rubber
3 Days the 4th weekend of February in Palm Springs, California

Winter Wickedness
2 Days the first weekend of February in Columbus Ohio

Categories

There are events that are notable for a feature they have, their emphasis on specific subject matter, or event type. These are categorized here. These links go to their respective listings above.

Camping Events

These are camping events. The overnight arrangements vary and could include one or more of pitching tents, RV parking, or dormitory style lodging. It often happens there are hotels nearby these events.

Dominat Women's Retreat
Domination
Duckstock The Party and Duckstock Lite
Camp Crucible
ElectroCon
FarmCon
The Hunt
Leather Camp
Leather-Levi Weekend
Leather Woods
Leather Retreat
Pony Play Weekend
Rope Camp
Summer Spank
Twisted Tryst

Domination Training

These hold events with an emphasis in training on how to dominate.
See also slave training events on this page, Domination training in the International Fetish Scene page, and Slave Training in the Educational Book List

Bold
Butchmanns Academy
Dominat Women's Retreat
DomCon Los Angeles (First day only)
DomCom Atlanta (First day only)
Forte Femme
Foundations in Mastery
Master Slave Conference
MTTA Training Academy Sirens

Slave Training

These hold events with an emphasis in training on how to be a slave.
See also Domination Training on this page, and Slave Training in both the Educational Book List, and the International Fetish Scene page.

Butchmanns Academy
Domestic Pet, Houseboy, and Sissy Maid Boot Camp
MTTA Training Academy
Servant's Retreat

Slave Auctions

These events hold slave auctions.

A slave auction is an event where the right to dominate and play with a bottom, for the period of time offered by the bottom, is sold to the highest bidder. Typically this is the duration of the dungeon party where the auction is held, and it may be shorter than this but it is never longer. The domination and play remains confined to the premises of the dungeon where the auction is held. Although these are always called "Slave Auctions" it frequently happens that Tops get on the auction block as well and it is the bottoms that do the bidding. It can happen that a person who is generally always a Dominant will switch to being a bottom for the event. It is always an auction rule that any limits a bottom has as to what is done at play are respected and these are usually given before the auction. In addition to the slave's limits, the rules of the venue where it is held will also have limits to keep the event within the law, for safety, and other reasons.

The currency used to bid with varies. Very often these are fund raisers for charities.

Slave auctions are a great way to "break the ice" and initiate play among people at a party. It makes it apparent who the available submissives are, and who wants to play with them. It sometimes happens a purchase starts a long term relationship. Of course there is always risk to the moral of the individual on the auction block if there are no bids. Most who go on the block are sold. But no bids do happen so the individual on the block must be prepared with a "thick skin." On the other hand, it can be an ego boost to watch from the auction block many competing bidders bidding up to a high price.

Exotica Detriot
Slave Auctions in Los Angeles
Leather Woods
Frequently held at Paddles

Spanking

These events are spanking only.

Spanking Weekend in the Mountains
Shadow Lane
Summer Spank

Rope Bondage

These events emphazize training in rope bondage.

Bondcon
OctRoperFest
Rope Camp
Shibaricon

Vanilla Events

Vanilla is a term used to refer to non kinky "normal" people. Although the events listed here are vanilla events they are listed because they attract kinky people. No or very light and mild BDSM play takes place at these events.

Burning Man
8 Days the last weekend of August near Reno, Nevada

CatalystCon
The Third Weekend of September. First event is Sept 14-16, 2012 in Long Beach, California,
and March 15-17, 2013 in Washington DC.
CatalystCon is a conference created to inspire exceptional conversations about sexuality. It is about reaching out and stimulating those who attend to create those important conversations in their own communities, changing how we as a society talk about and treat sexuality.

Cosplay Convention
The second weekend of January in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
About Cosplay

Contact in the Desert
There is nothing about this one that would especially attract BDSM people. But this one is just so far out there I had to include it.
3 Days the second weekend of August near Twentynine Palms, California
"The planet's premiere UFO convention." - LA Weekly

Edwardian Ball
Held in the San Francisco and Los Angeles areas at times listed on their event list .
THE EDWARDIAN BALL is an elegant and whimsical celebration of art, music, theatre, fashion, technology, circus, and the beloved creations of the late, great author Edward Gorey. Set in our own version of “Edwardian” times, this multi-media extravaganza has grown over the past decade from a small underground club night into an internationally recognized event, now operating with the blessing of The Edward Gorey Charitable Trust.

Vegas Exchange
A swingers convention in early August. It is a weekend of parties and seminars in sexually related subjects and a few of them cover subjects in BDSM.

Naughty in N'awlins
A Swinger's Convention
2nd weekend of July in New Orleans.

Sirens
Seduction coaching forum and classes for women. Utilizing techniques ranging from social psychology through persuasion engineering, we will teach you the art and science of developing romantic intrigue. Learn a new set of skills to bring the objects of your desire to you.
Whether you want to become the girl who can command any room she walks into, whether you want to snag the one man who has eluded you in the past, or whether you want to steer your current relationship onto your own terms, the much sought-after coaches of Sirens will help you to sharpen your claws.

Bed and Bondage Resorts

1763
In Atlanta, Georgia
aka "Whips World of Fetish"

Gypsy Arms
Seattle, Washington

Don Q Inn
Southwestern Wisonconsin
Each room has a different theme, including the Mi-Evil dungeon room.

LA Stay and Play
In downtown Los Angeles

La Domain
Near Albany, New York

Monterey Stay and Play
Near Monterey, California

Sanctuary LAX
In Lennox in the Los Angeles area near the LAX airport.

Twisted Cedar Estate
Near Sandy, Oregon

National Organizatioins

Leather Archives & Museum

National Coalition for Sexual Freedom

The South East Conference of Clubs

Other sites that list Nationally in Internationally

BDSM Travel

Queer Kink

Skin Two Events

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