For the first time since 1918, a total solar eclipse is coming to Wyoming. On August 21, 2017, the eclipse will make its way across Wyoming skies. Astronomers, eclipse enthusiasts and travelers from around the world will convene in Wyoming to experience the eclipse.
The biggest impacts will be felt along what is known as the path of totality, which includes Jackson, Lander, Riverton, Thermopolis, Casper, Douglas, Glendo, Torrington and Lusk.
These travelers will affect those of us living and working in Wyoming everyday. This event will also likely impact your visit to the Wyoming State Fair, including possible travel delays, lodging shortages, increased wait times for food and gas, etc. The exact impact is not known, but with estimates of up to an additional 300,000 people in our state to experience the eclipse, it is best to be prepared.
Please visit Travel Wyoming for more information on the eclipse. Wyoming FFA will post additional information about the eclipse and possible impacts to the Wyoming State Fair as they become available.