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Garden tour, lunch, & live music

Total Eclipse at Moss Mountain Farm

Are you ready to witness the celestial event of a lifetime? Moss Mountain Farm invites you to experience the awe-inspiring 2024 Eclipse like never before. Nestled amidst the picturesque beauty of our farm, this once-in-a-generation cosmic phenomenon promises to be an unforgettable spectacle.

Join us for a garden tour, lunch, and live music

Total Eclipse at Moss Mountain Farm

Are you ready to witness the celestial event of a lifetime? Moss Mountain Farm invites you to experience the awe-inspiring 2024 Eclipse like never before. Nestled amidst the picturesque beauty of our farm, this once-in-a-generation cosmic phenomenon promises to be an unforgettable spectacle.

Countdown to Total Solar Eclipse

The anticipation builds with every tick — Secure your spot today!

Countdown to the Total Solar Eclipse at Moss Mountain

The anticipation builds with every tick – Secure your spot today!

Experience totality with live music

gravel yard bluegrass band

When the sky darkens for the Total Solar Eclipse, there’s no better accompaniment than the live, vibrant sounds of Gravel Yard — the bluegrass band that’s as authentic as the handmade instruments they play. We’re thrilled to announce that Gravel Yard will be performing at Moss Mountain Farm during this celestial celebration.

What to Expect

Many who have experienced a total solar eclipse rank it as their most awe-inspiring natural phenomenon. The event gradually unfolds as the Moon increasingly covers the Sun. The deepening eclipse casts the surroundings in an unusual hue, sharpening shadows and detailing them vividly. As the Sun dwindles to a slender crescent visible through eclipse glasses, daylight dims and you might observe undulating “shadow bands” on the ground. The moment of “totality” is breathtaking, with the Sun’s absence marked by a dark void encircled by the delicate strands of the solar corona. A noticeable drop in temperature can occur, and birds may be seen returning to their nests, tricked into thinking it’s twilight. You find yourself in an eerie twilight, encircled by a 360-degree “sunset.” As totality ends, these phenomena gently reverse themselves.

Eclipse Safety

Directly viewing the Sun during a solar eclipse without proper protection can lead to severe eye damage or blindness, hence the need for special eclipse safety glasses or viewers; regular sunglasses are inadequate. Even during a 99.9% eclipse, the minuscule amount of sunlight is harmful. The brief phase of “totality,” when the Moon completely obscures the Sun, is the only exception when it’s safe to observe without protective eyewear. However, if you’re outside the path of totality, you must always use eye protection. Using binoculars, telescopes, cameras, or other optical devices without specialized solar filters for eclipse viewing is extremely dangerous.

Eclipse Map

The trajectory of the total eclipse will traverse 13 states, beginning in Texas and concluding in Maine. The provided map illustrates the route of totality as it passes over Mexico, the United States, and Canada. To witness the eclipse’s total phase, you need to be situated within the slender corridor of totality depicted on the map. Locations outside this path will experience only a partial solar eclipse.

Eclipse Resources

Numerous outstanding online resources offer information about eclipses. Below, you’ll find a selection of our top picks.

National Eclipse

NASA

Arkansas City Welcomes NASA to Discuss 2024 Total Solar Eclipse

The Planetary Society

Event Fee:

$99 per person

Event Time:

11 am – 3 pm

Experience Totality with live music by

gravel yard bluegrass band

When the sky darkens for the Total Solar Eclipse, there’s no better accompaniment than the live, vibrant sounds of Gravel Yard — the bluegrass band that’s as authentic as the handmade instruments they play. We’re thrilled to announce that Gravel Yard will be performing at Moss Mountain Farm during this celestial celebration.

Event Date:

April 8, 2024

Event Fee:

$99 per person

Event Time:

11 am – 3 pm

Hourly Schedule

11:00
GATES OPEN & CHECK-IN
You will not receive a digital or printed ticket as they are not needed for entry. Your name will be on a list at the registration area located near the restrooms and gift shop adjacent to the parking area. Enjoy refreshments under the tent until tour begins.
11:15 - 12:00
GUIDED TOUR OF GARDENS
Explore Arkansas’ beautiful countryside overlooking the Arkansas River while touring Allen’s Terrace Garden, the Hidden Rose Garden, Hydrangea Allée, and his one-acre Vegetable Garden.
12:00 - 1:00
LUNCH IN GRANGE HALL
Connect to the land as you sit down to a farm-to-table lunch featuring a Seasonal recipe from P. Allen Smith’s book, Seasonal Recipes from the Garden. For dessert, enjoy a slice of Allen’s famous buttermilk pecan pie with homemade whipped cream.
1:00 - 3:00
ECLIPSE WATCH PARTY
The festivities kick off with the melodic strings of Gravel Yard, whose bluegrass rhythms will provide a live soundtrack to the celestial dance above. As we approach the beginning of totality at 1:50 PM, you'll witness the extraordinary moment when day briefly turns to night, enveloping the farm in a breathtaking dusk.

Organizer

P. Allen Smith
P. Allen Smith
Phone
501-380-7634
Email
gardenhome@pallensmith.com
Website
http://pallensmith.com/
What to Expect

Many who have experienced a total solar eclipse rank it as their most awe-inspiring natural phenomenon. The event gradually unfolds as the Moon increasingly covers the Sun. The deepening eclipse casts the surroundings in an unusual hue, sharpening shadows and detailing them vividly. As the Sun dwindles to a slender crescent visible through eclipse glasses, daylight dims and you might observe undulating “shadow bands” on the ground. The moment of “totality” is breathtaking, with the Sun’s absence marked by a dark void encircled by the delicate strands of the solar corona. A noticeable drop in temperature can occur, and birds may be seen returning to their nests, tricked into thinking it’s twilight. You find yourself in an eerie twilight, encircled by a 360-degree “sunset.” As totality ends, these phenomena gently reverse themselves.

Eclipse Safety

Directly viewing the Sun during a solar eclipse without proper protection can lead to severe eye damage or blindness, hence the need for special eclipse safety glasses or viewers; regular sunglasses are inadequate. Even during a 99.9% eclipse, the minuscule amount of sunlight is harmful. The brief phase of “totality,” when the Moon completely obscures the Sun, is the only exception when it’s safe to observe without protective eyewear. However, if you’re outside the path of totality, you must always use eye protection. Using binoculars, telescopes, cameras, or other optical devices without specialized solar filters for eclipse viewing is extremely dangerous.

Eclipse Map

The trajectory of the total eclipse will traverse 13 states, beginning in Texas and concluding in Maine. The provided map illustrates the route of totality as it passes over Mexico, the United States, and Canada. To witness the eclipse’s total phase, you need to be situated within the slender corridor of totality depicted on the map. Locations outside this path will experience only a partial solar eclipse.

Eclipse Resources

Numerous outstanding online resources offer information about eclipses. Below, you’ll find a selection of our top picks.

National Eclipse

NASA

Arkansas City Welcomes NASA to Discuss 2024 Total Solar Eclipse

The Planetary Society

Location

WARNING

Under Arkansas law, an agritourism activity operator is not liable for the injury or death of a participant in an agritourism activity resulting from the inherent risk of animals, weather, land conditions, and the potential for you as a participant to act in a negligent way that may contribute to your own injury or death. You are assuming the risk of participating in the agritourism activity.