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Campers can spend eclipse weekend at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds

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Brian Sevald
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The solar eclipse as seen from Carbondale, Il on August 21st 2017.

With the total solar eclipse quickly approaching, the Illinois Department of Agriculture announces online registration for campers at the Du Quoin State Fairground.

The Eclipse weekend package includes a four-night stay from Friday April 5 though Tuesday, April 9. The fairgrounds are located within 20 miles of the solar eclipse path of totality occurring on April 8.

SIU-Carbondale is hosting the Southern Illinois Crossroads Eclipse Festival in partnership with NASA to offer a variety of events and activities leading to the main event, Eclipse day at Saluki Stadium.

You can find more on Du Quoin State Fairgrounds camping reservations by clicking here and learn more about the Southern Crossroads Eclipse event by clicking here.

Brandon Jones is a student news contributor for WSIU Public Broadcasting located at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Contact WSIU Radio at 618-453-6101 or email wsiunews@wsiu.org
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