Moonshadow Festival at Wine Down Ranch
Moonshadow Festival is a Solar Eclipse celebration event on our 2,100-acre working cattle ranch. The festival theme is traditional Western, offering event-goers an authentic ranch experience, farmers market, musical entertainment, food and beverage vendors, and more. "Arguably the most Oregon-y solar eclipse event out there," says Willamette Week. Weekend camping (four nights) for RVs, trailers and tents are available, as are single-day visitor passes on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
2017 Solar Eclipse
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. Viewers 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. (More eclipse details are on the National Eclipse website.) All festival wristbands for camping, including Monday day passes, will include eclipse glasses to safely view the eclipse.
Musical entertainment will be available in the afternoons and evenings beginning Friday night continuing through Monday night. An open mic stage will be provided Monday afternoon for artists who are interested in performing. Schedules will be announced here closer to the festival.
Festival attendees will be treated to an authentic ranch experience including working ranch demonstrations, cowboy story-telling, farmers market, farm tours, guided hikes, yoga classes, plein air scenic Paint & Sip classes and star-gazing. Most activities will be included with festival admission.
Two 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). Learn more.