"Arguably the most Oregon-y solar eclipse event out there," -- Willamette Week.
Moonshadow Festival is a Solar Eclipse celebration weekend event on our family-owned and operated 2,100-acre working cattle ranch. The festival offers an authentic ranch experience and outdoor recreation for four days. Activities include live music, local vendor markets, hiking, yoga, cowboy demonstrations, stargazing and more. Guests can sample regional food, beer, wine and coffee from local purveyors including Bigfoot Beverages, Allan Brothers Coffee, and Outlaw Grill and BBQ.
Weekend camping (four nights) for RVs, trailers and tents on August 18th to 22nd are available, as are single-day visitor passes on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, August 19th, 20th and 21st. Space is limited, get tickets now!
The location of the Wine Down Ranch, between Madras and Prineville, is directly within the path of totality in Central Oregon. Opportunities to view the total Solar Eclipse on August 21 will include open views from the festival grounds and an optional two mile hike to the ridge on Wine Down Ranch at 4,400 feet, where you'll witness the moon's shadow travel across the landscape.
Guests will be able to see the moon’s shadow as it crosses the neighboring Ochoco National Forest and the Crooked River Valley, casting the sky into nearly two minutes of total darkness. (Eclipse details are on the National Eclipse website.) All Moonshadow Festival campers, and those who purchase a Monday day pass, will receive commemorative eclipse glasses to safely view the solar eclipse.
Musical entertainment will be available in the afternoons and evenings beginning Friday night continuing through Monday.
BANDS SCHEDULED TO APPEAR:
[FRI] Fun With Jo (classic rock covers)
[MON} Open Mic Stage
Complete lineup and schedule will be announced closer to the festival.
Festival attendees will be treated to an authentic ranch experience including working ranch demonstrations, cowboy storytelling, farmers and artisan markets, farm tours, open hiking, yoga, and stargazing. These are included with festival admission for camping or day pass holders.
FESTIVAL ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:
[FRI] Starlight movie night
Live music yoga with Will Dudley
Poker hike for all ages
Hoedown dance lesson
Cowboy storytelling with Rick Steber
Cowboy church service
Live music yoga with Will Dudley
[MON] Eclipse viewing and vista hike
Starlight movie night
Additional activities and schedules will be announced closer to the festival.
Two different campgrounds will host RV-Trailers and Tent camping. “RV camping” is anything with wheels (fifth-wheels, motor homes, camper-vans, travel-trailers, truck campers, tent-trailers).
“Tent camping” is restricted to tents (no tent-trailers). All camping is “dry” (no water, electricity, sewer).
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Food and beverage will be onsite with items for purchase during festival hours (8am - 11pm), including coffee, local beer and wine, and food trucks and catering options. Please bring enough of your own water, food and supplies for camping over the duration of the event.
This is a pack IN / pack OUT campground for your trash and belongings. Please be responsible for all your trash and recycling when you leave. Camping areas are seasonal home to livestock and refuse can pose serious threats. Please respect the property by not littering!