Getting The Ranch Ready to Welcome Guests For Solar Eclipse

Our family continues the countdown to Moonshadow Festival by checking items off the to-do list. Among the work completed this week was improving and marking hiking trails, building cornhole boards and planning family-friendly activities, all to create a welcoming scene for guests far and near who wish to experience the rural ranching life and the rare opportunity to see a total solar eclipse. 

Between our stellar musical lineup, recreational activities and delicious foods and drinks to "wine down" with throughout the festival, we feel like our spot nestled near the Ochoco National Forest is the perfect getaway to escape the hype, traffic and crowds that many are associating with the Solar Eclipse weekend. We'll have activities and entertainment happening starting at 7 p.m. on Friday the 18th, and continuing daily from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday (19-21).  

Upon arrival at Moonshadow Festival, campers will receive a wristband and campground assignment, and instructions to pick up solar eclipse viewing glasses and commemorative Silipint wine glasses. Please be aware that our already limited cell-phone service (Verizon and US Cellular get the best reception) is expected to be impacted by the network overload from surrounding events (Madras SolarTown and Symbiosis Oregon Eclipse Festival). We also recommend bringing cash for any transactions over the weekend, including purchasing food and drinks, merchandise and artisan wares at the marketplace. 

We hope you'll take the opportunity to join us at Wine Down Ranch for the entire weekend as campers, or visit us for a day (and evening!) if you are going to be in Central Oregon August 18 to 22nd. Tickets and camping spaces are plentiful, though we recommend purchasing in advance to guarantee you don't miss out. We are still accepting Volunteer registrations for those who want to donate some time each day (four-hour shift) to help Moonshadow Festival run smoothly, and are happy to provide free camping and festival admission to all of our volunteers. 

For additional questions about the event, please refer to the festival FAQs or contact us directly. 

Moonshadow Festival offers four days of recreation and entertainment on a family-run Central Oregon ranch, the ideal getaway spot for weekend campers and daytime visitors who wish to explore the rural ranch lifestyle within one hour of Madras, Redmond and Bend