SUNSET WINE RECEPTION | FARM FRESH DINNER | PERSEIDS METEOR SHOWER SERENADE | OVERNIGHT GLAMPING
Come join this delightful dazzling celestial event!
SATURDAY | AUGUST 12TH
✨12pm guests are invited to arrive anytime, check in, get settled, relax and explore the Surprise Farm Retreat Center
✨6pm guests are invited to arrive to the Surprise Farm House for meet & greet, wine and appetizers
✨7:30pm Sunset reception followed by farm fresh dinner catered by Marinade on Maine
✨8:45pm Peak meteor shower hours begin (See THE PERSEIDS METEOR SHOWER below for more info)
✨Option to STAY OVERNIGHT
SUNDAY | AUGUST 13TH
✨Next AM, coffee, tea and light breakfast
✨12pm Noon Check Out
THE PERSEIDS METEOR SHOWER
✨12am Andromeda galaxy will be visible!
✨We will lay towards the direction of the constellation Perseus
✨Cots will be provided for viewing comfort
✨Blankets or sleeping bags are encouraged to bring for extra comfort
✨While the meteor shower takes place throughout the night and early morning,
we will have a telescope pointing at various summer deep sky objects like globular star clusters and some spiral galaxies.
✨Fire-pit, s'mores, hot chocolate and treats will be available for those who stay up late!
Sustainable suggested donations to non-profit Center: $75 ticket
Optional Overnight Stay Add On: GLAMPING YURTS & KODIAK TENTS ARE SOLD OUT
Please check local AirBnBs for accommodation
Click below to see what Surprise Farm Retreat Center has to offer and what facilities will be available to you with overnight stay!
The Constellation Perseus, named for a superhero of Greek mythology, has a lot going for it: many bright and easily spotted stars, a superlative meteor shower, and fascinating double star cluster.
The Perseids meteor shower is a dazzling celestial event that graces our skies. Every August, when Earth passes through this debris trail, the particles enter our atmosphere and burn up upon entry, creating a spectacular meteor shower. These shooting stars appear to originate from the constellation Perseus, hence the name "Perseids."
In Greek mythology, Perseus was a hero known for his daring exploits. This hero rescued captive Andromeda, daughter of Cassiopeia and Cepheus, from the predatory sea monster Cetus.
As our planet Earth orbits the Sun, we cross the path of Comet Swift-Tuttle, a comet that journeys through our solar system. As the comet travels, it leaves behind a trail of debris, tiny particles and fragments of ice and rock.
The Perseids meteor shower has been observed for thousands of years, with records dating back to ancient civilizations. People have marveled at the celestial display, often making wishes upon the shooting stars as they streak across the night sky.
Today, the Perseids meteor shower continues to captivate stargazers around the world. It serves as a reminder of the enduring legacy of Perseus, the hero of Greek mythology, and the awe-inspiring beauty of our universe. So, when August arrives, let us come together to look up and witness this celestial spectacle, perhaps making a wish and connecting us to ancient legends and the wonders of the cosmos.