Cashiers Eclipse Festival
August 21 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
In Cashiers, The Village Green hosts a day of festivities and solar eclipse viewing during “Eclipse Fest” on August 21 to celebrate the Great American Solar Eclipse. The Village Green lies directly in the path of totality and will experience darkness for 2 minutes and 23 seconds beginning at 2:36 p.m. Astronomy activities with eclipse tips and facts will be taking place throughout the day of the Eclipse.
Visitors can try several local food trucks such as Glenville’s own Flip & Whip, Coach Joe Crosby, and Native Private Chef, enjoy beer and wine by Cashiers Mountain Market, and sweet treats and ice cream from Cream & Flutter.
Yard games and a live music performance by Coconut Groove, a ‘60s/’70s cover band, will entertain guests during the festivities. The U.S. Postal Service will be on site to sell and cancel commemorative Solar Eclipse stamps. Other commemorative items, as well as eclipse viewing glasses, will be available for purchase.
TIMES FOR VILLAGE GREEN SITE ONLY:
Start of PARTIAL ECLIPSE (C1) 1:07:24 pm
Start of TOTAL ECLIPSE (C2) : 2:36:08 pm
MAXIMUM ECLIPSE: 2:37:20 pm
End of TOTAL ECLIPSE (C3) 2:38:31 pm
End of PARTIAL ECLIPSE (C4): 4:01:26 pm
Event details: Monday, August 21, 2017, park opens at 9 a.m., festival events will be from noon-4 p.m. Admission with donation. Food and beverage for sale, coolers and yard chairs welcome.
Site opens: 9 a.m.
Restrictions: No camping. No tents. No pets. No motorcoach/RV parking.
Recommendations: Arrive early, bring sunscreen, water and a chair or blanket to sit on
Parking: The Village Green parking lots will be closed to the general public. A limited number of handicapped parking spaces will be available in The Village Green Commons parking lot on Frank Allen Road. Please check other area parking lots for availability using our parking map.
Road Closures in Cashiers: None
Location: The Village Green is located at the crossroads of Highways 64 and 107 in Cashiers, extending to Frank Allen Road next to the post office.
Crossroads/North entrance: 35 Highway 64 West, Cashiers, NC 28717
South Entrance: 160 Frank Allen Road, Cashiers, NC 28717
Emergency Telephone Number: 911 (For emergencies ONLY – Do not use for event/eclipse/traffic information)