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Park at the fairgrounds for the eclipse!

Total Eclipse Tailgate at the South Carolina State Fair with WLTX

The United States hasn't seen a total solar eclipse since 1979, and Columbia, SC will be a prime location to see the upcoming eclipse on August 21, 2017. Columbia will experience 2 minutes and 36 seconds of totality, one of the longest amounts in the nation for seeing the sun completely eclipsed.


Join us for the Total Eclipse Tailgate at the South Carolina State Fair with WLTX! As one of only a few places with an unobstructed view of the Eclipse, the fairgrounds is the place to be. So, come tailgate at the fairgrounds for this historic event! Not to mention, we will also have:

    • Prepaid Parking - Pay ahead of time and guarantee yourself a spot.
    • Entertainment
    • Food Concessions
    • Indoor Restrooms

A limited number of eclipse-safe viewing "glasses" have been made available to the event by the people of the city of Columbia.

Remember! Safety First! Please check out these safe viewing instructions.

Single Day Parking: AUG. 21


$5 / Car
$20 / Bus
$40 / RV

* Plus a $1 convenience fee.


9 am - 4 pm


All vehicles may enter through gate 6.
902 George Rogers Blvd.

Weekend RV Parking: AUG. 19 - 22


$125 for the weekend!

Includes: 1 RV pass, 1 car pass, water and electricity up to 3 nights.
Space sizes are 60' x 20'

* Plus a $10 convenience fee.


Open at noon on Aug. 19
Close at noon on Aug. 22


All vehicles may enter through the RV gate
on Andrews Rd @ 901 George Rogers Blvd.

A limited number of parking spots will be available for purchase at the ENTRY gates the day of the event. For more information contact Kyle Gustafson @ 803-851-4618

Make a weekend out of it! Check out these resources for solar eclipse events, hotel deals, trip ideas and more.

Your parking fees help SC college students.
Sarah Parris
Sarah Parris University of South Carolina, Journalism

Part of every dollar we earn goes toward our scholarship program.

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