Keeping Georgia Wild Family Festival

Keeping Georgia Wild Family Festival

May 21, 2022
Location: Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center, Mansfield, GA

Looking for a way the whole family can enjoy the outdoors? Come to the Keeping Georgia Wild Family Festival on Saturday, May 21. This FREE fun-filled event runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center’s Discovery Area in Mansfield and will be held rain or shine.

Free admission includes an array of activities that focus on Georgia wildlife, conservation, and outdoor recreational opportunities. Kids can try archery, fishing, shooting sports, tree climbing, and mini-boat rides led by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ conservation rangers. Live animal presentations, crafts, solar viewing with the Charlie Elliott Astronomy club, and exhibitors displaying wildlife-themed booths add to the festivities.

The first 500 kids receive a free event t-shirt. A free hotdog lunch is available to all while supplies last. All compliments of event sponsors:  Georgia Wildlife Federation, GA DNR Wildlife Resources Division, The National Wild Turkey Federation & FCA outdoors.

Before you leave the Charlie Elliott property, be sure to stop by the Visitors’ Center to tour the museum and take advantage of special sales in the gift shop.

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.

Activity List

  • Tree climbing
  • Archery
  • Kids Fishing Event
  • Shooting Sports Activities
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Astronomy
  • Much more!

Participating Vendors

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Southeastern Cave Conservancy
  • More to come!

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