Total Solar Eclipse August 21, 2017

Events Around Eastern Idaho

RV Camping Idaho Solar Eclipse 2017 – Jefferson School District 251 @ Rigby High School
Aug 19 – Aug 22 all-day

Jefferson School District 251 would like to invite you to view the 2017 Solar Eclipse here in Rigby, Idaho. According to, the Snake River Valley is one of the top 10 places in the country to view the eclipse. The duration of totality in Rigby will be two minutes and 19 seconds, one of the largest viewing times in the country. So come and enjoy the eclipse, Rigby and the greater Yellowstone area while supporting the local children. All of the proceeds from this event will go to support our nine schools in Jefferson County.

The school district will be opening up dry RV camping for the eclipse. Camping reservations are for three nights. Check in starts at noon Aug. 19 and check out is noon Aug. 22. Your ticket includes access to the football stadium for comfortable viewing of the eclipse and free busing to and from Rigby Eclipse Day activities on Main Street and back to Rigby High School. The pick-up and drop-off locations will be posted on the district webpage.

This ticket reserves one 20′ X 50′ dry camping/viewing space with a unique bar code that will be scanned at the event’s entrance. Do not duplicate your ticket. If a copy of this ticket is made, the first scanned ticket will allow entry and any subsequent tickets will be denied access. Event staff can verify the legitimate buyer by checking photo ID; all customers should bring a credit card and photo ID to the event. No exchanges, refunds and/or rainchecks. All reservations are final.

Rules and Regulations: By purchasing this ticket, you and your party agree to the following rules and regulations.

  • Check-in and check-out times
  • No alcohol, drugs, smoking/vaping or weapons are allowed on school grounds.
  • No ATVs off trailers
  • No tent camping
  • No unruly behavior
  • No littering
  • No fires or charcoal fires
  • No driving on schoolyards and grass
  • Speed limit for school grounds is 15 mph
  • Dogs must be on a leash and owner is responsible for cleaning up after their animals.
  • All RVs and vehicles must be parked in their designated spot.
  • Campers will keep campsites clean.
  • Quiet hours from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. No generators during this time.
  • The holder of this ticket assumes all responsibilities for any risk of bodily harm or loss of property sustained while attending this attraction, for themselves and party members, and waives all rights to lay claim for damages resulting from any cause whatsoever either before, during or after attending the attraction.

Jefferson Joint School District 251 and its officers reserve the right to decline, suspend or otherwise cancel the service provided under extraordinary circumstances, including but not limited to violation of campus rules, violation of local, state, or federal laws, circumstances relating to the safety of any guest or employee and/or acts of nature. Owners will be towed at their expense, by Stallings Towing, 208-339-4869. Failure to follow campsite rules and regulations will result in the contacting of local law enforcement and a fine by the school district.

Totality Awesome Rigby Eclipse Watch Street Fair @ Rigby
Aug 21 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Just once every 450 years, the skies above our area darken with a total eclipse.

The Great American Eclipse will cast its shadow across the continent Aug. 21, 2017, and there might be no better place to view it than here in east Idaho. Our dry, high desert summers, with clear blue skies, give sky watchers one of the best chances to see a truly once in a lifetime event.

Local officials expect anywhere from 10,000 to more than 100,000 people from around the world to crowd in to our region for two or three days to witness this rare astronomical event. Area hotels are already booked completely full, and governments are preparing for temporary camping grounds, RV parks and emergency services to handle such a large crowd.

What better opportunity is there to show your products to new customers? The Jefferson Star will host a Main Street vendor fair, Totality Awesome Eclipse Watch, to coincide with the eclipse from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Artisan/craft market, food, entertainment. Contact Earlene or Gerri at 208-745-8701 for booth information. Space is limited and will sell quickly.

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