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August 21st, 2017 Eclipse Information
On Monday August 21, Maggie Valley will experience a partial solar eclipse beginning at 1:07pm and lasting until 4:00 pm. The climax of the eclipse event will occur at approximately 2:36 pm. In anticipation of the event several local businesses such as Cabbage Rose, Maggie Valley Inn & Conference Center’s Tiki Bar and Elevated Mountain Distillery all have special events/activities planned to commemorate this special occasion—Check with each of the businesses for more details.
As Monday draws nearer, the anticipation of the eclipse is escalating with unprecedented fervor. As a result, for those that are interested in viewing the partial eclipse in the heart of Maggie Valley, the Town will open the pedestrian gates and restroom facilities of the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds from 10am until 5pm. This will allow anyone the opportunity to enjoy the eclipse from grassy confines of the Festival Grounds if you so choose. The rules of the grounds for this day are very similar to those instituted on July 4th—there will be no commercial activity, no vendors, no camping and no alcohol allowed within the grounds. Feel free to picnic and play yard games on the grounds during the eclipse.
Don’t forget to wear your “eclipse viewing glasses!”