Moonshadow Festival is a Solar Eclipse celebration event on our family-owned and operated 2,100-acre working cattle ranch in Central Oregon. The festival offers an authentic ranch experience and outdoor recreation across five days. Family-friendly activities include live music, hiking, yoga, cowboy demonstrations, stargazing and markets featuring handmade and local products.

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!  

Guests can sample regional food, beer, wine and coffee from local purveyors including Bigfoot Beverages, Allan Brothers Coffee, Outlaw Grill and BBQ, Crater Lake Spirits, Pacific Edge Events, For the Love of Nuts and more. 

A portion of event proceeds will go to MountainStar Family Relief Nursery and The MISSIO Project


 

BEFORE YOU ARRIVE

GETTING TO WINE DOWN RANCH

If you are using Google Maps, please search for Wine Down Ranch rather than our address for most accurate directions. We recommend printing directions or saving the map to your phone to access offline, as we cannot guarantee cell phone service once you approach the property. Please make every effort to arrive during gate hours. Main parking and entrance is located just past the first cattleguard on McKay Creek Road. Slow down and watch for signs! 

Gate hours are:

  • Friday, Aug. 18: 3pm-12am (open to weekend camping pass holders only)
  • Saturday, Aug. 19: 8am-11pm
  • Sunday, Aug. 20: 8am-11pm
  • Monday, Aug. 21: 6am-11pm

How much (food, water, supplies) should I bring?
Please be prepared with enough food, water, and camping supplies to last your entire stay, plus an extra day to account for the travel time home. Potable water is available in the festival area to access, but please bring your own containers. 

How much (food, supplies) can I leave behind?
NONE. Please be responsible for all your trash and recycling when you leave. Be prepared to Pack IN and Pack OUT all trash and belongings. Upon entry each campsite will receive waste bags for garbage and returnable containers. All campers are responsible for disposing of these at the main dumpster near the festival grounds, and will receive new bags upon doing so. Camping areas are seasonal home to livestock and refuse can pose serious threats. Please respect the property and hosts by not littering!

Will there be (food, water, supplies) for sale at Moonshadow Festival? 
Yes. Vendors will be open during gate hours to sell food, water, ice, coffee, alcohol, beverages, merchandise and handmade goods. Allan Bros Coffee Roasters will have a coffee cart and breakfast items available in the morning, and coffee and blended drinks all day. Outlaw Grill and BBQ, Pacific Edge Events and For the Love of Nuts will be offering food items. Bigfoot Beverages is sponsoring the alcohol service area, where we'll be featuring beers from Central Oregon breweries and mixed drinks featuring Crater Lake Spirits. An artisan market and General Store will be open during festival hours as well. 

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

  • We recently changed our no dog policy to accept small dogs 20lbs or less. Larger dogs will be turned away at the admission gate. More details are here
  • Be prepared for limited cellular service. Verizon has the best network that covers festival grounds, but all cellular service is expected to be impacted due to the influx of activity in Central Oregon over eclipse weekend. 
  • Bring sturdy shoes! Campgrounds and festival areas are in our hay fields, and several crossings are made in dry creek beds. Ground conditions will vary and sandals are not recommended. Tennis shoes, hiking shoes and closed toed sandals are the best options.  
  • All vehicles and bags are subject to search by Event staff. Outside food and drink will not be permitted inside the main festival area. 
  • Failure to comply with any rules may result in expulsion from the event and campgrounds without refund.

Read a complete set of answers to Frequently Asked Questions


Solar Eclipse

Moonshadow Festival will see nearly two minutes of total solar eclipse as it passes through Central Oregon on August 21st. 

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. 

Live Music

Musical entertainment will be available in the afternoons and evenings beginning Friday night continuing through Monday, concluding with an open mic stage. 

Learn more about performers here

BANDS SCHEDULED TO APPEAR: 
[FRI] Fun With Jo (classic rock covers)

[SAT]
Hoedown dance instruction with Ron Bell-Roemer
Bottom of the Barrel Band
Wayward Soul (American Roots) 
Papa Smoke (classic rock / country) 

[SUN]
Jensen Graham
There is No Mountain (pop Americana)
The Talbott Brothers (folk country) 
Crow & The Canyon (bluegrass) 

[MON}
Ghost Towns (folk rock / indie)
Dan Weber (folk country) 
Open Mic Stage

Complete lineup and schedule will be announced closer to the festival. 

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Ranch Experience

Festival attendees will be treated to an authentic ranch experience including cowboy storytelling, native flute blessings, farmers and artisan markets, open hiking, yoga, evening movies and stargazing. These are included with festival admission for camping or daily pass holders.

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FESTIVAL ACTIVITIES INCLUDE: 
[FRI]
Opening ceremonies and flute blessing by Native Elder Neil Potts
Starlight movie: "Unbroken"

[SAT]
Live music Yoga w/ Bhakti Earth Yoga
Poker hike (3.5 miles, all ages)
Hoedown dance lesson
Cowboy storytelling with Rick Steber
Starlight Yoga w/ Mystical Hug Yoga

[SUN}
Flute blessing and gospel service
Live music Yoga w/ Bhakti Earth Yoga
Farmer's market with CROP farms
Cowboy Roping and Blacksmith demonstrations

[MON]
Vista hike (4-mi, intermediate)
Total Eclipse viewing at 10:20 a.m.
Starlight movie 

Additional activities and schedules will be announced closer to the festival. 

Camping Options

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!

 



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