November 19-20, 2021

Holiday Inn Auburn
75 North St., Auburn NY

rochester erotic arts festival


Is there an age limit to the festival?

Yes, the festival is open to 18+ only, due to the adult nature of the content. Bring your ID to be checked at the door.

Will you accept credit cards? Is there an ATM?

Yes, we can process credit cards. There is also an ATM machine in the hotel lobby.

Do I have to sign up for workshops ahead of time?

There is no pre-registration for workshops on Friday or Saturday. All workshops on those two days are free (included in ticket price).

Our in-depth hands-on workshops on Sunday are offered for a minimal price. We feel that people purchasing a "toy" like a whip, flogger or firekit should have an opportunity to learn to use it properly with close supervision. Tickets for Sunday workshops will be available online or at the festival. Sunday tickets must be purchased no later than Saturday at 6 pm.

Will there be food or drinks available at the festival?

There is a restaurant and bar in the hotel, and there are numerous restaurants in the neighborhood.  

There will be a cash bar open during the festival. If you appear to be under the age of 30, the hotel's alcoholic beverage license requires them to request 2 forms of proof of age (1 with photo such as valid Drivers License, Non-driver ID card, passport, or military ID card). The hotel may refuse to serve alcohol to any person who, in their judgment, appears intoxicated.

What should I wear?

Our only requirement is that you have genitals covered. Many people wear jeans/casual clothes, many people wear fetish wear, some get bodypainted and are only wearing bottoms. Friday night is usually a little dressier than Saturday daytime. This is a safe space where you can wear slutty clothes if you want and not feel self-conscious or afraid. Since this is a hotel take-over, you do not need to worry about covering up in the hotel's public spaces. There will be some nude hours scheduled for the pool.

CHANGING ROOM! We will have a changing room where you can dress in your fetish clothes. Please bring a small bag for your street clothes, which can be checked at the Coat Check for $1.

Photo Policy

The festival is, overall, a camera-friendly event... because the wonderful exhibits are so eye-catching, and because it is impossible to police who is or isn't taking pictures with cell phone cameras everywhere.

*** The All-Important "BUT" *** 

We respect those who do not wish to have their photo taken at a sex-oriented event. If you do not want your photo taken: 

  • Orange armbands will be available at the ticket counter and the infodesk to wear around your arm or as a headband. This will alert people with cameras to avoid taking your picture, even in the background. 
  • The Photo Policy will be prominently displayed at the ticket counter and the infodesk. 
  • An effective alternative is to wear a mask (no ski masks please). There is no guarantee that your photo won't be taken! If you are truly worried about losing your job if your picture shows up online, this may not be the event for you. 

If you are planning to bring/use a camera at REAF

  • Please look for the orange "no photo" armbands or headbands. Be  careful not to include anyone wearing these in any of your photos, even in the background. 
  • All performers will be expected to allow their photo to be taken. 

Professional Photographers:

Please register at the ticket table when you arrive. After the event, notify the organizers if you have posted photos online. If the photos are not online, we would appreciate a CD/DVD with photos for possible posting on our web site (with proper credit, of course).