"It's a once-in-a-lifetime experience that we think people will show up and be part of," says Peggy Mazyck, director of the Mercer County Convention and Visitors Bureau. She and her staff are ready for all the foot traffic the April 8 eclipse will bring. They've been promoting a full slate of all-day activities for folks who don't want to travel too far.

"Buhl Farm Park is having an event...we have Conneaut Cellars Winery, right across from Conneaut Lake that's having an event," Mazyck tells 21 News.

There are also events planned at the Gatehouse Winery, the Gibson House in Jamestown, and the Greenville Sports Complex.
The Grove City outlets will have prizes for the first 200 shoppers on eclipse day.
You'll find lecture series at Maurice K. Goddard and Pymatuning State Park.
And Vacationland campground will offer specials for overnight stays.

"Even though our area is not getting as much impact as Erie...we're still seeing economic benefit," Mazyck says.

And so will the many hotels and restaurants in Grove City, despite not being in the path of totality.

"We are completely sold out at all three," said Stacey Glenn with American Hospitality Group, which manages those three hotels.

"We've heard from people that everything in Erie is booked out and whatever's left up there is in the thousands of dollars for hotel rooms, so everything has pushed out into our area here," Glenn said.

That means no matter where you decide to spend your eclipse experience, it's sure to be unforgettable.