Keeping Georgia Wild Family Festival

Keeping Georgia Wild Family Festival

May 18, 2019

9am – 2pm

Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center, Mansfield, GA

Looking for a way the whole family can enjoy the outdoors? Come to the Keeping Georgia Wild Outdoor Family Festival at Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center (CEWC) in Mansfield. Held rain or shine at the CEWC Discovery Area, this FREE, fun-filled event includes an array of activities focusing on Georgia’s wildlife, conservation, and outdoor recreation. Try archery, fishing, shooting sports, mini-boat rides, tree-climbing, and more. Enjoy live animal presentations, face painting and exhibitors displaying wildlife-themed booths. Guests will receive a free hot dog lunch while supplies last. The first 500 kids receive a free event t-shirt.

ONGOING ACTIVITIES:

NASP Archery
SAFE BB Tent
Kids Fishing Event
Mini Boat Rides with a Conservation Ranger
Tree Climbing with GA State Parks
Face Painting
Brooke Ager Discovery Room Tours
Shooting Event sponsored by Georgia Wildlife Federation (shuttles will run throughout the day from the Discovery Center to the shooting range on the astronomy field.

SCHEDULED ACTIVITIES:

Snakes of Georgia Presentation
Presented by Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center
9:30 am, 12:45pm

Birds of Prey: The Sport of Falconry
Presented by the GA Falconry Association
11:00 am

Law Enforcement Canine Demonstration
Presented by DNR Law Enforcement Division
10:30 am, 1:15pm

Sponsored by: Georgia Wildlife Federation, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, FCA Outdoors, and National Wild Turkey Federation.

To get to CEWC, take I-20 to Exit 98. Travel south on Highway 11, go through Mansfield and continue three miles south to the entrance at Marben Farms Road on the left. Then follow the festival signs to the Discovery Area.

BECOME AN EXHIBITOR: The goal of the Keeping Georgia Wild Family Festival is to introduce the public to the outdoors through wildlife and recreation. This free event draws in over 1200 kids and adults. If your organization would like to participate, please contact Amber Barrow with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. There is no cost to participate, however, selling merchandise, services, memberships, etc., is prohibited.

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