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Welcome to Lewis County’s
Premier Eclipse Event

Totality on the Tug

Welcome to Totality on the Tug! Lewis County, NY will be in the path of totality for the Great North American Eclipse – a total solar eclipse on Monday, April 8, 2024. Enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity by coming the the Lewis County Fairgrounds, being with your people, and having a totality good time!

The event starts at 1pm, includes food trucks, Cosmic Cafe, lawn games and craft, a story walk, and more. All activities and vendors will pause prior to totality to give everyone a chance to see totality.

A limited number of safe viewing glasses will be available, first come first serve. If you safe viewing glasses from another source, please bring them along!

-Public Service Announcement-

Regular sunglasses are not enough protection for a solar eclipse. To learn more:

April 8, 2024 | Lewis County Fairgrounds | Lowville, NY

5485 Bostwick Street Lowville NY 13367

Event Details


1pm | Event Opens

2:10pm | Eclipse Begins

3:15pm | Get Ready to Go Dark (vendors and activities will pause their availability until after totality ends)

3:23-3:26pm | Totality!!

4:35pm | Eclipse Ends

5pm | Event Closes


Admission to this event is free but in order to be prepared for the number of people coming we would like to know how many will be coming! Please use the following link to let us know to expect you and your party! Pre-registration does not reserve safe viewing glasses.

Merch & Entertainment

Shop Totality on the Tug merchandise through our local partner, Rags & Rivers!

Order by March 31st if you want your merchandise prior to the eclipse! 


Parking will be available onsite, the exact amount and location cannot be determined until closer to the event date. This is due to our commitment to ensuring the safety and convenience of all attendees, considering weather and ground conditions.

Regardless of conditions we will be organizing a parking shuttle from nearby locations for only $1 per person ($2 roundtrip).  At this time we have confirmed shuttle stops at the following locations:

  • Abundant Life Community Church Lowville
  • Lowville Mennonite Church
  • Lowville Commons
  • Lewis County JCC Education Center

More locations may be added as they become available.

Food Vendors

Looking for some yummy food to munch on while watching the eclipse? Check out our Cosmic Cafe or one of our other amazing vendors! 

Squishy’s BBQ & Catering

Sassy Mama’s Food Truck

Katey Bakes

Tug Hill Artisan Roasters

Lamont’s Food Fair

The Traveling Sisters

Black River Valley Natural

Azahar Roast House

Simply Sweet

The Dairy Princess’s will be doing ice cream cones and shakes featuring an Oreo Eclipse cone special!  

Are you a vendor looking to get involved? Let us know below!


Is there a cost?

No – This event itself will not be ticketed and is free for everyone!

We would like to mention that not all vendors will be accepting credit cards so if you plan on purchasing items we would recommend bringing cash. 

Is there seating available?

There will be limited seating available on bleachers but we encourage you to bring whatever seating you would like to have! 

Will there be restrooms?
Yes. Restrooms will be available.
What happens if it’s raining, snowing or cloudy?
The event is rain or shine! There will be a livestream of the eclipse under the pavilion if the sky won’t be clear.
However, please note that space will be limited under the pavilion. 
What size vehicle is permitted?
All of them!
We are looking to welcome everyone to this event; however, we do ask that if you are bringing an oversized vehicle (e.g. bus or limo) you connect with us to ensure that we keep you in mind while planning out the day! 
Is the event all outdoors?
Yes, the event is outdoors. There will be a pavilion for cover , but the area is not heated. Dress appropriately for the weather! 
How do I enter the event?
Please enter the fairgrounds from the Bostwick Street entrance. More specifics will be provided closer to the event date!

This event is a partnership between: