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Fulton and Callaway County are planning a series of Light and Shadow events leading up to the first total eclipse to sweep across the entire nation since 1918. Fulton gets approximately 2m38s totality at 1:13pm.

For more information about the science and spectacle visit Great American Eclipse.

Friday, August 18

Light and Shadow exhibit opening reception, 6 – 8 pm. Mildred M. Cox Gallery, Gladys W. Kemper Center for the Arts, William Woods University. One University Avenue, Fulton, MO. 800-995-3159
*Enjoy a cocktail reception celebrating 50 – 100 art pieces created in a variety of media that explore the interdependence of light and shadow, black and white, day and night through traditional and conceptual visual interpretations.

Saturday, August 19

Fulton Farmers Market in the Brick District, 9 am – noon. 5th Street, between Court and Nichols Streets, Fulton, MO. 573-642-7692
*Visit the Light and Shadow booth featuring a “plein air” art demonstration by artist Jane Mudd. Enjoy kids activity station by Callaway County Public Library. Eclipse viewing glasses will be available for purchase for $2. Farmers Market offers fresh produce, crafts and live music. Be sure to check out the great shops and restaurants nearby in the Brick District.

“Light and Shadow” Fun Art Saturday at the Art House, 1 – 4 pm, 531 Court Street, Fulton, MO. 573-592-7733
*Grab a friend, bring snacks and beverage of choice and come create your own 12” x 16” oil on canvas painting to commemorate the 2017 Total Eclipse over America. Participants will receive a free pair of solar eclipse viewing glasses. Class is $35 in advance. Walk-in participants may be allowed as space allows.

Auto World Museum special exhibit. 9am – 5pm. 200 Peacock Drive, Fulton, MO. 573-544-4500
*Check out one of the largest private collections of rare and vintage cars in the midwest. Interesting finds include a solar car, a rare “Moon” car built in St. Louis, a Stanley Steamer and more.

Sip With The Eclipse at Serenity Valley Winery. 1888 County Road 342, Fulton, MO. 573-642-6958
*Enjoy a BBQ competition to benefit Central Missouri Honor Flight. Judging begins at 12:30. Limit of 30 teams, so enter soon! $25 competitors fee, call for details. Guests are invited to observe, sample and vote for their favorite. $10 for adults, $6 for children 7-12 and under 7 free. BBQ will be available
for purchase. Enjoy a variety of other vendors. All funds, after expenses for meat, benefit Central Missouri Honor Flight. Camping is available please call for details

Sunday, August 20

Afternoon program/concert 2 pm at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury. National Churchill Museum. 501 Westminster Avenue, Fulton, MO 65251. 573-592-5369
*Celebrate the sights and sounds of this historic church. Learn about the designer, Sir Christopher Wren, who was an astronomer before he was an architect. Destroyed during World War II, the church was moved from London and rebuilt in Fulton to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Sir Winston Churchill’s 1946 Iron Curtain Speech. Explore the rediscovered Churchill essay Are We Alone in the Universe?

Sip With The Eclipse at Serenity Valley Winery 1888 County Road 342, Fulton, MO. 573-642-6958 serenitywinerymo.com
*Enjoy live music by Open Road and food vendors from 7 pm – 10 pm. Hot air balloon glow, 8:30 – 9:15 pm. $5 per person, kids under 12 – free. Camping is available, please call for details.

Auto World Museum special exhibit. 9am – 5pm. 200 Peacock Dr, Fulton, MO. 573-544-4500
*Check out one of the largest private collections of rare and vintage cars in the midwest. Interesting finds include a solar car, a rare “Moon” car built in St. Louis, a Stanley Steamer and more.

Monday, August 21 – Eclipse Day!
A variety of locations are available to watch the eclipse (2 minutes, 37 seconds, 1:12 – 1:15 pm)

Sip With The Eclipse Viewing Party at Serenity Valley Winery. 1888 County Road 342, Fulton, MO. 10am – 3pm. 573-642-6958
*Enjoy music, food truck, games and wide open view of the eclipse with friends and family. Limited supply of viewing glasses will be available for purchase. If you already have them, bring them with you. Plenty of seating available. Guests are welcome to bring blankets and picnic baskets. PLEASE, NO OUTSIDE BEVERAGES.

Canterbury Hill Winery & Restaurant viewing party, 11am – 2pm, 1707 S Summit Dr, Holts Summit. 573-896-9966
*View from the bluff tops over looking the Missouri River.

William Woods University: View the solar eclipse up-close! 1 University Avenue, Fulton, MO 65251. (800) 995-3159
*Join William Woods University assistant professor Joe Kyger as he offers an opportunity to use the university’s state-of-the-art telescope to offer a unique perspective on the totality. For more information, check the WWU Events Calendar

Tanglewood Golf Course, Eclipse on the Greens. 818 Golf Drive, Fulton, MO. 573-642-7277
*Enjoy half price off golf, drinks and merchandise.

Other “satellite” viewing stations.
*Crane’s Country Store, 10665 Old Hwy 40, Williamsburg, MO 63388. 573-254-3311
*Fire Fighter Memorial next to City Hall at Kingdom City, 5585 Dunn Drive, Kingdom City, MO 65262. 573-592-0588
*Mark Twain National Forest, State Rd Y, New Bloomfield, MO 65063. 417-967-4194
*Morgan Soccer Complex, County Road 304, near Fulton Airport.
*Auto World Museum, 200 Peacock Dr, Fulton, MO. 573-544-4500

For more information, contact Callaway County Tourism Office, 510 Market Street, Fulton, MO 65251. 573-642-7692. www.visitfulton.com