2024 Total Solar Eclipse Celebration in Western New York

Join us at The Heron in Sherman, New York for a breathtaking encounter with the cosmos during the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse! April 7-8, 2024

This coming April, The Heron Campground and PFM Event Center  transforms into a sanctuary for sky-watchers, offering the perfect view of a phenomenon last seen in 1925 and not returning to this part of the world until 2144!

Immerse yourself in the wonder of day turning to night at this rare, two-day event, nestled in the heart of a popular dark sky area. 

The Heron’s serene natural setting in rural Western, NY provides an idyllic stage for this awe-inspiring celestial show.

Admission and camping tickets for the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse Celebration

Apply to be a craft vendor at the Total Solar Eclipse Celebration!

DAILY SCHEDULE

Sunday

12:00pm: Gates open for attendees and campers

2:00pm: Rhythm Renewal, Drumming Experience with Jim Donovan

2:00pm: Everything About the Eclipse with Penn Dixie Nature Center

5:00-10:00pm: Cosmic Dance Party!

5:00pm: Tiger Maple String Band

7:00pm: Sun King Warriors

9:30pm: Bonfire + Starwatching

12:00pm

2:00pm

2:00pm

5:00-10:00pm

5:00pm

7:00pm

9:30pm

Gates open for attendees and campers

Rhythm Renewal, Drumming Experience with Jim Donovan

Everything About the Eclipse with Penn Dixie Nature Center

Cosmic Dance Party!

Tiger Maple String Band

Sun King Warriors

Bonfire + Starwatching

Monday

8:00am: Bird Watching & Nature Walk

9:00am: Sun & Moon Yoga with Jen Raines

10:00am: Everything About the Eclipse with Penn Dixie Nature Center

10:30am: Drum & Sound Healing Experience with Jim Donovan

12:00pm: Open Music Jam

1:30pm: Pre-Eclipse Meditation

2:02pm: Eclipse Begins

3:16-3:20pm: Totality: 3 minutes and 26 seconds!!!

4:31pm: Eclipse Ends + Closing Circle

5:30pm: After Party!!!

8:00am

9:00am

10:00am

10:30am

12:00pm

1:30pm

2:02pm

3:16-3:20pm

4:31pm

5:30pm

Bird Watching & Nature Walk

Sun & Moon Yoga with Jen Raines

Everything About the Eclipse with Penn Dixie Nature Center

Drum & Sound Healing Experience with Jim Donovan

Open Music Jam

Pre-Eclipse Meditation

Eclipse Begins

Totality: 3 minutes and 26 seconds!!!

Eclipse Ends + Closing Circle

After Party!!!

Both Days

Food Trucks: Moondoggie’s, Full Moon Star Ship Bakery

Arts and crafts for all ages, plus craft vendors, displays about The Eclipse and The Heron Farm & Event Center

What's in store for you?

A Sunday night dance party with The Sun King Warriors sets the stage for a night of revelry. 

On Monday, connect with the rhythm of the land with drumming, chanting, and yoga sessions. 

Feed your soul and your appetite with a diverse range of food trucks offering delicious treats. And most importantly, you’ll be part of a community of enthusiasts, sharing this extraordinary moment.

We haven’t forgotten the essentials. Every attendee receives complimentary solar viewing glasses for a safe and unforgettable solar eclipse experience.

But why stop at a day? Extend the magic by camping under the stars at The Heron. Whether you have an RV or a tent, we have options to suit your style of adventure.

This is more than just an event. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime chance to connect with the universe in a way you’ve never imagined.

Come and be part of this extraordinary day of daytime darkness at The Heron—where memories are made and the sky reveals its most secret wonders.

2024 Solar Eclipse Highlights

  • Free Solar Viewing Glasses for All!
  • Sunday Evening Dance Party with The Sun King Warriors and Tiger Maple String Band
  • Monday Full of Activities: Drumming, Chanting, Yoga, Nature Walks, and More!
  • Eclipse Viewing Starts at 2pm on Monday. Rain or shine, it will be marvelous!
  • Tempting Food Trucks and Refreshments Available Both Days.
  • Comfort Assured with Warming Areas and Luxury Lavs at the PFM Barn.
  • Don’t miss this cosmic rendezvous! Plan your visit to The Heron for an unforgettable celestial celebration.

 

All are welcome for the full experience or the day that suits your schedule.

Where We're Located

We’re conveniently located close to Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Buffalo. 
  • 30 minutes from Erie, PA  
  • 2 hours from Pittsburgh, PA
  • 2 hours from Cleveland, OH
  • 1 hour and 20 minute from Buffalo, NY
  • 1 hour and 45 minutes from Niagara Falls, NY
  • 2 hours and 20 minutes from Rochester, NY
  • 3 hours from Ithaca, NY
  • 3.5 hours from Syracuse, NY