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RV and tent Camping, hot showers, live music, food, vendors, activities, on-site Spanish carvings, wildlife exhibits, astronomy presentations, and more all on 160 beautiful acres of forest and wideopen spaces. We have a great celebration lined up for you to enjoy. Our next solar eclipse is April 8, 2024. Located seven miles east of Mena, Arkansas, we have the perfect spot in the path of totality with 4 minutes 8 seconds of darkness. No need to fight the traffic… We have everything all in one place and a better chance of clearer skies than Mazatlan, Mexico. This week-long festival to benefit The Ouachita Land Conservation Fund and our School Lunch program.
We are in the path of totality, and with great mountain views and a totality of 4 minutes 8 seconds, you’ll have an experience of a lifetime. It typically takes 550 years for a total solar eclipse to pass over the same place twice in the Northern Hemisphere and 350 years in the Southern Hemisphere.
For those wanting to view another total solar eclipse in the contiguous United States after the 2024 event, it’ll be a 20-year wait until August 23, 2044, for the next one. Plus, that eclipse is visible only in northwestern Montana and a tiny segment of North Dakota. So let’s make 2024 a huge celebration!!
WHY CHOOSE US FOR YOUR SOLAR ECLIPSE EXPERIENCE?
The National Shrimp Festival, The Ohio State Fair, ESPN’S College GameDay, Coca-Cola, American Express, Alan Jackson, John Legend, Discovery Channel… we’ve been there!
With over 22 years experience in mobile events, state fairs, festivals, and concert events, we’ve moved back home and have an A+++ event for you.
We’ve put together eight days of concerts, camping, concessions, vendors, and activities to give this Eclipse a bit of festivity. Over 160 acres of concerts, camping, food, vendors, trails, and fun and educational activities. Plus guest speakers, including astronomer P. Clay Sherrod of Arkansas Observatory, to help shed some light on this magnificent planetary phenomenon.
Choose from seven (7) nights camping, or arrive up to four (4) days early. Various options are available during the reservation process.
Yes, there will be some festivities going on during the first four days prior to the main festival…. music, vendors, karaoke, concessions, and activities. The main full line of concerts and festivities will start on Friday, April 5th. Our activities include: Evening Dances, Karaoke, Scavenger Hunts, Treasure Hunts, Nightly Concerts, Daytime Songwriters Sessions, Stand Up Comedy, Late-Night Astronomy Presentations featuring Dr. Clay Sherrod, Door Prizes, Carnival Games, Educational Wildlife Exhibits, Farm Animals, On-site Spanish carvings, Native American ceremonies and dance, Visit actual mounds built by the Native Americans 2,500 years ago, Dig for quartz crystals and arrowheads, and more.
We have two campgrounds available, the North Campground and the VIP Campground. The North Campground is a five-minute walk from the festivities and amphitheater, while the VIP campground is near the amphitheater with views overlooking the mountains and the valleys below.
Bull Pasture, our smaller amphitheatre, has a capacity just over 2,400 and will be utilized for our concerts. Lawn chairs are allowed. Please do not bring high-backed chairs, as these can block the view of others and are not allowed. Fox Pen Amphitheater, which is our largest amphitheater, will be utilized for our smaller acoustic acts and our early morning activities, and is located between the two campgrounds.
We will have some great country artists lined up, as well as bluegrass and folk. Our country artists will consist of major artists as well as new artists. We will add these artists as they are confirmed. Artist schedule and lineup subject to change.
- John King
- Zach Neil
- Brooks Huntley
- Ponder the Albatross
- Finley River Boys
- Mother Girth
- More to be added
All tent/SUV campsites are 12×30 feet, RV campsites are 15×50 feet. Does your RV require a longer space? We will have a limited number of larger spaces available. To reserve these, please call our booking office at 479-216-8639.
The Onsite showers and restrooms will be open to campers. Portable toilets will be located at each campground and throughout the festival area. Handwashing stations will also be available. Campsites do not have electric, nor water hookups. RVs must be self-contained. A dumpstation will be available for RVs. Generators are allowed in the RV portion of the campground, but only whisper quiet generators are allowed in the tent camping area. Solar power is welcomed for all campsites.
Pets are allowed. Service Dogs are allowed. Pets are limited to dogs, cats, hamsters, parrots, small reptiles (non-venomous), and other small well-behaved pets. Pets that show aggressive behavior such as growling, biting, lunging, or incessant barking or other vocalizations, will be required to be removed from the property. Wolf and Coyote mix dogs are NOT allowed. I’ve had both of these, and know that they can be great well-behaved pets, however, their presence can upset other animals.
Our general store will be open each day from 8am to 9pm. Firewood bundles will also be available.
Guests may bring outside food and beverages to their campsite. Alcoholic beverages will also be available for purchase in the concert/festival area.
Book your campsite today as spots will go quickly. Click on Book Now on our page at blueziplinefarm.com/solar-eclipse-festival to reserve your spot or call 479-216-8639.
For Campers; If you wish to venture into town or explore our beautiful area, please use the “Early Check-In” option, as re-admittance to the festival campgrounds will not be allowed after Sunday, April 7th. Please be advised that our county will become highly populated with visitors to the area for the eclipse. Travel in the area will become very congested. Campers may arrive as early as March 31, 2024. Please use the “Early Check-In” option if you wish to arrive early and select your desired date of arrival. Please note that our Festival Cafe’ will be open for breakfast from April 1 – April 9 from 8:00am – 10:30am.
Security will be provided throughout the festival area as well as the campgrounds.See our website for a full list of amenities and everything that you can take advantage of while in our area.
Emergency Medical Teams and First-Aid will be onsite during the four main days of the festival. A Lost and Found tent will also be onsite.
Vendors: Vendor booth spaces start at sizes 12×12. Booths for both general merchandise and food vendors are available. To inquire about vendor spaces, please phone 479-216-8639.