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2017 Eclipse Fest drawing closer to the Oil City

(Casper, Wyo.) - On Tuesday, April 5 the Natrona County and Casper Area Convention and Visitors Bureau ((CACVB) met for a public meeting. Topping the list of agenda items looked at included the 2017 Eclipse Festival that is peaking over Casper in August 2017. CACVB CEO Brook Kreder led the meeting and mentioned that board members will be taking a closer look at the finalists for the Eclipse Festival Director spot. Kreder reported that they had forty-five applicants and have narrowed it down to five. The work continues to get the event organized, as the city is expecting an influx of approximately 20,000 people. "With the help of the City of Casper and from many, we have put in place some nice downtown activities from the Yellowstone Garage to the NIC. We also have a few concerts and other activities we are finalizing for the fairgrounds and the Casper Events Center," said Kreder. She confirmed that the visitors bureau is working with Douglas and Glenrock to help with lodging and other activities. "We are working with the other towns to see how they can help us and take away some of the traffic congestion around town. We have also been working on securing some viewing areas," commented Kreder. Kreder also reported that Casper College has stepped in to do a study on how many families in Casper/Natrona County are hosting people for the event, to get a general idea of how many people will be visiting the Oil City. "There is a lot going on with the Eclipse Fest!" Kreder concluded. Only 501 days until the Eclipse! To stay up to date with Events, Lodging and other items, please visit Eclipse Casper Website. Kreder reported that she hopes to provide updates of the event planning at http://eclipsecasper.com/blog/. For questions or comments please contact the Casper Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. #oilcity #news #eclipsefest17