Shadow on the Square
Experience a total solar eclipse in historic downtown
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is a solar eclipse?
A solar eclipse occurs when the Sun, Moon, and Earth line up in that order. The Moon will directly be between the Sun and Earth which will cast a shadow on our planet. Ozark is located in the dark part of the shadow (the umbra) which will allow us to experience a total solar eclipse.
What is the "path of totality"?
The path of totality is the narrow track across the Earth along which the darkest part of the Moon's shadow, the umbra, travels during a total solar eclipse. On either side of the path of total an eclipse is only partial.
What time will the total eclipse occur in Ozark & Altus, AR?
Ozark | 12:33 pm - 2 minutes, 33 seconds
Altus | 12:33 pm - 2 minutes, 55 seconds
When was the last total solar eclipse in Arkansas?
1918 and the next one will be in 2045.
Vendor Booth Application
Shadow on the Square is a historic event for our community! It is projected to be attended by more than ten thousand spectators. Arts and crafts booths will open at 9:00 AM with music, games, great food, and free entertainment throughout the day.
Booth space is available immediately. Availability is given on a first come first-serve basis. Please sign up early to get the best space available. Each organization or individual must provide their own booth or stand, tables, canopies, chairs, etc. All proceeds from your booth will be retained by you or your organization. Each vendor is responsible for collecting and reporting state sales tax. The state is now requiring non-profits as well as commercial businesses to collect and remit sales tax the day of the festival. In the unlikelihood of severe weather forcing cancellation, no funds will be returned. Main Street Ozark or the Shadow on the Square Committee will not be responsible for accidents or stolen goods.
Check out the following sites for additional information:
Ozark Area Chamber of Commerce
- Getting Your Business Ready Guide
- Resident Preparation
Franklin County Office of Emergency Management
Great American Eclipse
- Eye Safety
Western Arkansas' Mountain Frontier
- Free Visitors' Guide to West Arkansas
- The 2024 Solar Eclipse
Arkansas State Tourism