Ocoee Country is the place to be on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, as day turns to night during a rare total solar eclipse. This will be the first eclipse to sweep across the nation from coast-to-coast in 99 years and is expected to last over 2 minutes!
“A total solar eclipse is unlike anything you’ve seen in your life. As totality approaches, you will see the astonishing sight of day turning to night and the Sun’s corona blazing in the sky. This is truly a great American eclipse because totality will sweep the nation from the Pacific to the Atlantic. Nearly everyone in the US can reach this total solar eclipse within one day’s drive. An eclipse is a cosmic billiard shot — the Sun, Moon, and Earth line up to reveal the Sun’s atmosphere, it’s corona. Eclipses on Earth occur only because of an amazing celestial coincidence.” – www.greatamericaneclipse.com
The campgrounds and cabins are filling up, so make your plans now and join us as we celebrate this spectacular event! Chamber members, TN State Parks and others will host special events and activities leading up to totality. Currently, the following events are scheduled, but check our Eclipse event page often for updates:
-The Chamber is gearing up for the “Sun & Moon Fest” on August 20th & 21st. The festival will begin on Sunday evening at 7pm, with a bonfire, smores and star-gazing in historic Reliance, TN. Monday (Eclipse Day!) brings the actual family-friendly viewing event beginning at 12 pm with story-telling, free special “eclipse glasses” and more! The total eclipse will begin at 2:33 pm and will last for 2 minutes and 19 seconds at our location.
-Savannah Oaks Winery is planning a full weekend of events leading up to the eclipse viewing party, where they will release a limited edition “Eclipse Wine”
-Several outfitters, such as Adventures Unlimited, are planning eclipse rafting trips along the Ocoee and Hiwassee Rivers.
However you decide to view this celestial event, we hope you’ll join us in Ocoee Country! We’ll see you in the shadows…