Maine Eclipse 2024 Maine Eclipse 2024

HOULTON, Maine – Plans continue for the total solar eclipse taking place across Maine on April 8, 2024. The town of Houlton is the last place to view the eclipse in the United States and will experience one of the longest periods of total darkness in the state. Southern Aroostook Development Corporation’s Attraction Committee began planning for Eclipse 2024 nearly two years ago.

With less than two years before the big event, the committee is excited to announce that Machias Savings Bank has signed on as the second major Maine Eclipse 2024 event sponsor. Jared Tapley, SADC Executive Director said, “We appreciate the support that Machias Savings Bank is showing by signing on to help us prepare for and promote this unique phenomenon.”

The last eclipse across America occurred in 2017 affecting a number of communities along the path of totality. These towns experienced a massive visitor surge with some communities welcoming up to 100,000 people. Nancy Ketch, Houlton’s Community Development Director, “Maine Eclipse 2024 is an amazing opportunity to showcase our town and region to thousands of people.”

Greater Houlton Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Jane Torres exclaims, “Houlton is known for holding great events and the Eclipse 2024 will make our community the ‘must-be’ destination.” According to Torres, the committee is planning for a multi-day extravaganza surrounding the eclipse.

Machias Savings Bank Executive Vice President, Chris Fitzpatrick states, “This is a once-in-a generation opportunity for Maine, the town of Houlton and the surrounding area. It promises to be an exceptional event and Machias Savings Bank is excited to be a part of it!”

The Attraction Committee is also announcing one Maine Eclipse 2024 Tier II Venue Sponsor S.W. Collins and two Bus Sponsors – Katahdin Trust Company and York’s of Houlton. Additional sponsors are still being sought. Those interested in a presentation about the opportunities should contact Johanna Johnston, Eclipse Event Coordinator, to schedule a time.

Eclipse Maine 2024
109 Maine St, Houlton, ME 04730

About Machias Savings Bank:

Machias Savings Bank is a Maine bank with 15 branches from Portland to Caribou. Based in Machias
since 1869, Machias Savings Bank prides itself on exceptional banking, exceptional relationships, and
exceptional customer service. More details about Machias Savings Bank can be found online at

About SADC Attraction Committee:

The SADC Attraction Committee is a collaborative effort with the Greater Houlton Chamber of
Commerce and the Town of Houlton to attract people and businesses to Southern Aroostook County through targeted marketing.

About Houlton:

The Town of Houlton is the County Seat of Aroostook County and is the Service Center Community
for the southern part of The County. Houlton has a population of approximately 6,000 people.

SADC Announces Major Sponsor of Maine Eclipse 2024 Event