Business Opportunities

Business Opportunities during the Maine Eclipse Weekend

Are you a resident of the Greater Houlton area ready to explore unique business opportunities during the Maine Eclipse Weekend? As we gear up to host this extraordinary celestial event, residents have the chance to contribute to the community and capitalize on the influx of visitors. Here’s how you can participate in exciting business ventures:


Channel your creativity into a profitable venture by offering eclipse-themed merchandise. From T-shirts and hats to commemorative souvenirs, visitors are eager to take home unique keepsakes. Consider setting up a pop-up shop or collaborating with local retailers to showcase your merchandise.

Transportation Services

With an expected increase in visitors, there will be a demand for transportation services. If you have a vehicle and enjoy driving, consider offering transportation services. This could include shuttle services to and from popular eclipse viewing spots, airport transfers, or even becoming a local Uber or Lyft driver during the weekend.

Hospitality Services

Take advantage of the rising demand for accommodations by offering hospitality services. Whether you have a spare room, guesthouse, or vacation property, consider listing it on platforms like Airbnb or VRBO. Provide a welcoming space for visitors looking to experience the eclipse in comfort.

Camping and RV Spaces

If you have available outdoor space, consider renting camper spots on platforms like Hipcamp. Many eclipse enthusiasts are seeking unique camping experiences, and your property could be the perfect spot for them to set up camp and enjoy the celestial event.

Eclipse Viewing Events

Host eclipse viewing events or parties on your property. If you have a scenic location or spacious land, consider organizing gatherings for locals and visitors to enjoy the eclipse together. Offer refreshments, entertainment, and create a memorable atmosphere for all attendees.


Food and Beverage

If you possess culinary skills, consider setting up a temporary food stand or partnering with local food vendors to offer eclipse-themed treats and refreshments. Whether it’s eclipse-shaped cookies, special cocktails, or local delicacies, visitors will appreciate unique and tasty offerings.


Renting Parking Spaces

Turn your available parking spaces into a business opportunity by offering them for rent. Visitors seeking convenient parking solutions will appreciate the option to park in residential areas, providing a win-win situation for both residents and guests.


How to Get Started

If you’re excited to be a part of this incredible experience and contribute to the success of the Maine Eclipse Weekend, we invite you to volunteer with the Gateway Ambassadors Program. Contact Cecelia Rhoda, our program coordinator, at [email protected] to express your interest and get more information about the volunteer opportunities available.

Join us in making the Maine Eclipse Weekend a memorable and welcoming event for all!

Register on Platforms

For hospitality services, register your property on platforms like Airbnb, VRBO, or Hipcamp.

Collaborate with Others

Explore collaboration opportunities with local businesses and entrepreneurs to enhance your offerings and reach a broader audience.

Promote locally

Leverage local channels such as community bulletin boards, local newspapers, and social media groups to promote your business.

Ensure Compliance

Ensure that your business complies with local regulations and licensing requirements.

If you have questions or need assistance in exploring these business opportunities, feel free to reach out to our community support team. We’re here to help you make the most of this exciting weekend and contribute to the success of the Maine Eclipse.