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Samples of the Augusta Eclipse t-shirts. Now being reordered.  Available at the Silly Goose.     Extremely popular!    

  TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE ----                     Monday, August 21, 2017   

The experience was out-of-this-world.  Eclipse glasses used to gaze at the moon covering the sun were shed during totality.  The temperature dropped noticeably.  Birds and insects quieted.  Light sensors were activated due to the darkness.  Venus showed up on the right side of the sun.   Then the sun slowly reappeared and the eclipse glasses returned to protect one's eyes.

Sun-filtered pictures of the Augusta eclipse taken by Rick Barton.

The Great American Eclipse  Augusta times:

FULL ECLIPSE = 11:48 am to 2:45 pm.  

TOTALITY  = 1:15:53 - 1:18:13 pm            duration of 2 minutes and 19 seconds.

 Further details at  www.eclipse2017.org.   

Gaseous clouds surrounding the sun during totality.


The moon slowly covering the sun.

HARVEST  FESTIVAL ---- 2017     Theme:  Augusta - A Great Heritage, A Day in the Life of a German Immigrant             September 15 - 17

Friday -  Swingin' in the Vines    A wagon ride to a local farm for an evening of music with a picnic basket of food and wine.

Saturday - Family Day    Pancake Breakfast, Harvest Parade, Pie Baking Contest, Vendors in the Town Square, Pony Rides, Special Presentation at the History Museum, Art and more Art.  The evening event is the Wine Maker's Social at 6 pm.

Sunday - Heritage Day    Events are at the American Legion/Augusta Cultural Center   A German dinner, German band music in the gazebo, German history, and a community show and tell with family German artifacts.

For tickets and more information, go to www.augusta-chamber.org.

Christmas Walk  by Ken Martin (Used with permission.)

PLEIN AIR ART FESTIVAL----                          April 20 - 30, 2017


The  35th ​ CHRISTMAS   Candlelight   WALK  in  2017

December 1st  -  2nd  and  7th -  8th 

Traditional First two December Fridays:    5 - 10 pm   Luminaries light the path, food and bonfire with chestnuts on the Town Square; also Christmas caroling, cookies, delicious food, and a scavenger hunt with prizes.  Shops are open and a Christmas Market.  Of course, there is Santa, trolley transportation, and much more.

End the evening by attending the "Snowball Whirl" both Fridays from 9 pm to midnight at the Heritage Foundation/American Legion Hall on Church and Hackman Streets.  Music by  Johnny Henry on the 1st and the Texas Giants on the 8th.  

In 2017, adding  Saturdays :   11 am - 6 pm for the Christmas Market.                              At the "Train Station" on Locust Street, the vendors offer a splendid variety of items.  Shops and restaurants are open their regular hours.