The 2020 Keeping GA WILD festival has been cancelled. Check back in 2021!
Looking for a way the whole family can enjoy the outdoors? Come to Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center's (CEWC) Keeping GA WILD family festival Saturday, May 16, 2020! This FREE fun-filled event runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the CEWC 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 Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ conservation rangers. Live animal presentations, face painting, solar viewing with the Charlie Elliott Astronomy club, and exhibitors displaying wildlife-themed booths add to the festivities. We will even have special events happening at other parts of the property!
The first 500 kids receive a free hot dog lunch (adults can eat for a nominal fee)! All this is thanks to sponsors of the event, the GA DNR Wildlife Resources Division, GA Wildlife 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.
New to this year is a gun safety event with Law Enforcement on our gun range.
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.