Bowman’s Yonder Field announced today its Solar Eclipse Festival, which takes place on Mon. Aug. 21, in celebration of the United States’ first total solar eclipse in 38 years. Bowman is in the eclipse’s path of totality.
The Solar Eclipse Festival features performances from Edwin McCain (3:30 p.m.), Corey Smith (5 p.m.), and Uncle Kracker (6:30 p.m.). The family-oriented event also includes, beginning at 11 a.m., the Great Inflatable Race (involving a giant inflatable obstacle course) and a movie presentation at 9 p.m.
Charleston is also in the path of totality, meaning Lowcountry observers will see approximately one minute and 33 seconds of darkness beginning with the partial phase at 1:16:58 p.m. Mind you, Charleston is on the southern edge of the path, so heading 40-60 miles north, like, say, to Bowman, will put you in a more ideal viewing area. Totality in Bowman starts at 2:43 p.m.
Festival guests can also camp out onsite on Sun. Aug. 20 beginning at 4 p.m. and stay until 10 a.m. on Tues. Aug. 22. Yonder Field president and general manager Stacie Darr White says, “This is a wonderful opportunity for families to make lifetime memories together.”