It's rain or shine..... there is a big assembly hall to get inside if the weather's not perfect, it can be anywhere from clear and beautiful to hot and humid to cold and damp to pouring rain. It can get into the 40's at night. Bring appropriate clothes....and shoes, you'll walk a lot.
Cell service is spotty, the road in, as mentioned, is 'rural' as in mostly OK gravel.... do please drive at moderate speeds....
It is an ATM paradise, the scopes displayed for judging are often the best of the best of the ATM world, and lots of folks bring new, vintage, giant, small, and every other sort of scope, hundreds of them, and nearly every one is available for a look-through.
There is a big astro-flea-market, the best stuff moves at dawn, tough if you stayed up till 4 AM.
There's camping/tenting, but...as with observing, nothing's flat. There are trailer/camper sites.
The food's pretty good, most folks bring at least some of their own, water's available there.
Being sort-of local, I wait till mid-week to decide, and don't go if the weather looks bad.
It's appreciably cheaper to pre-register, and quicker to get in at the gate, too.
Stellafane is probably the biggest 'gotta go there once' event in the Northeast, it's steeped in history, the permanent scopes there are all amazing to see, it's a gathering, as social event, a scope-show, and even a star party, but as mentioned, it;'s not a strict 'no-lights!!' event....
Facilities are porta-potties
It's a couple miles from town (not city, town) where all the regular stuff is available... no Starbucks, though, but a Mc-D's marks an important turn in the road.
Edited by roscoe, 24 March 2019 - 09:16 AM.