Total Solar Eclipse Party

Join us, along with our Honorary Chairman, Dr. Robert Wells, and presenting sponsor SKYY Vodka, for a day of wonder. The 2017 Total Solar Eclipse will be the only one to cross Georgia in almost 80 years, and Hambidge is at the center of the path of totality. (What does it mean to be on the path of totality? Read this wonderful description.)

We are planning a very special day to celebrate. You’ll savor a gourmet lunch by Alisa Barry of Bella Cucina with scrumptiously fried chicken by guest chef Todd Richards of Richard's Southern Fried, farm-to-table finger foods by our own Hambidge chef, Lori Speed, a special celestial dessert created by Kathryn King, the pastry chef of Aria in Atlanta, and specialty cocktails featuring SKYY vodka, plus wine and beer.

Two new site-specific sculptures on the Hambidge grounds will be unveiled, one by Gregor Turk and one by Scott Hocking (in partnership with Dashboard), as well as our new renovation of Kendrick’s Kitchen. Chamber Cartel will perform their unique and captivating interpretation of classical chamber music. Enjoy the afternoon with a Cosmic Croquet tournament, live music by Shaky Jane, and other fun activities, and be ready for the main event - the Total Solar Eclipse - at 2:30pm.

Put on your croquet whites, come to the Hambidge Center, and stand in amazement of the heavens.

Monday, August 21, 2017
10am - 5pm
at the Hambidge Center in Rabun Gap, Georgia

We have a few tickets left. They do not include the gourmet lunch - you have to bring your own lunch. The cost is $100 per ticket (instead of the original $150 cost). Please call 706 -746-7324. If you can't get through, leave a message with your name, phone number and email address. Or you can email

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The Hambidge Center is funded in part by the LUBO Fund, the Fulton County Commission under the guidance of Fulton County Arts & Culture, the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly, and the National Endowment for the Arts.