Yonder Field has announced that a family-oriented event, the Solar Eclipse Festival, will be the first official festival at the new outdoor event space in Bowman, SC on Monday, August 21.
This full day of family fun includes THE GREAT INFLATABLE RACE, a giant inflatable obstacle course, music featuring Uncle Kracker as well as South Carolina’s own EDWIN McCAIN and COREY SMITH, and a viewing of “E.T. the Extra-Terresterial” on the drive-in movie screen. The Great Inflatable Race includes team competitions, a children’s competition, and an opportunity for kids of all ages to join in during “Open Play.” The team and children’s competitions will include fantastic prizes for the winners as well as costume contests for both teams and kids.
Note: Guests will have the opportunity to camp overnight on Sunday, August 20 starting at 4pm and may stay through 10am on Tuesday, August 22. There are thousands of primitive camping spots as well as room for RVs. Get your camping pass in advance! If you are looking for a place to drive in and park, Yonder Field is one hour from Columbia and one hour from Charleston, located near I-26. This is a good option for people who might want to drive in and sleep in their cars, too!
Food, water, beer and wine will be available for purchase. Coolers are allowed in the camping area only.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for families to make lifetime memories together,” says Stacie Darr White, President and General Manager of Yonder Field. “The last time a total solar eclipse took place in the United States was 38 years ago and we are incredibly fortunate that Yonder Field is located in the path of totality for South Carolina. The surrounding race, fantastic music, movie and option to camp equates to a perfect family event.”
Food and beverages will be available for purchase throughout the event as well as in the campground area.
The schedule is as follows:
Sunday, August 20
4pm – Campground Opens for Arrivals
Monday, August 21
10am – Day Parking Opens for Arrivals
11am – 12pm Great Inflatable Race – Team Races
12pm – 1pm Great Inflatable Race – Kids Race
1pm – 2pm Great Inflatable Race – Open Play
2:30 – 3pm Eclipse
(Totality begins at approximately 2:43 pm and lasts for 2 minutes,15 seconds)
3pm – 5pm Great Inflatable Race – Open Play continues
Music & Movie Schedule:
3:30pm – Edwin McCain (1 hour concert)
5pm – Corey Smith (1 hour concert)
6:30pm – Uncle Kracker (90 minute concert)
9pm – Movie Presentation (E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial on the big screen)
Tuesday, August 21
10am – Campground Closes
G/A Lawn $25 – this includes all music and the movie.
Car Camping $75 – 2-Day Car Camping Pass. This price also includes the movie.
RV Camping $150 – 2-Day RV Camping Pass. This price also includes the movie.
Great Inflatable Race Prices:
Team Price – $300 for 4-person team 13 years and over ($75 per person includes the race ticket, goodie bag, access to Open Play, concert ticket, movie and 1 Preferred Parking Pass for the team)
Kids Price – $40 single tickets for children 12 years and under ($40 per child includes the race ticket, goodie bag, access to Open Play, concert ticket and movie)
Open Play – $25 single ticket – this is for Open Play only from 1-2pm and 3-5pm
Located at Yonder Field in Bowman, S.C.