Keeping GA WILD Festival: May 20, 2023

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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 20, 2023! 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, crafts, 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!

A free hotdog lunch will be provided while supplies last! All this is thanks to sponsors of the event, the GA DNR Wildlife Resources Division, GA Wildlife Federation, 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

  • Sandy Creek Nature Center
  • Georgia Audubon
  • More to come!

Download the 2023 Keeping Georgia Wild Day Festival Flyer.


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A child is being instructed on how to shoot a bow and arrow, a boy in an off-terrain mobility scooter rides next to him.Children and parents gather around a field to watch K9-police unit demonstration

Two young girls pose in front of a lake showing off a fish they caught.

A small group of children gather under a tent to check in for the Georgia Wildlife Federation event.