LBCC Eclipse Festival Aug. 20-21, Details!

A Solar Eclipse Festival “Totality Inspired” will be held at Linn-Benton Community College August 20 and 21 and includes a variety of activities and overnight camping.

Festival starts at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20 with family friendly activities and more than 20 educational booths including water rocketry, slime making, barrel imploding, bed-of-nails demo, solar observation booth, pin hole camera construction, exploding bucket, burning salts, thin film chromatography, fire breathing, start gazing, liquid nitrogen ice cream and more.

Physics demonstrations start at 4 p.m. in the college theater and include ROV and high altitude balloon demonstrations, the life and death of stars, variable stars and eclipse science and history.

Albany rock band “Up Rising” will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the college courtyard. Food, non-alcoholic drinks and eclipse memorabilia will be available for purchase.

Festival admission is $5 at the door for non-campers. Free admission for children under 18 and current LBCC students.

Campsites are available at $100 per site for up to four and include Sunday evening activities, Monday morning breakfast and eclipse viewing with glasses. Seven people maximum per site, with a $25 fee for each additional camper over four.

Camping space is limited. More information and campsite reservation links online at


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