Keeping GA WILD Festival: May 18, 2024

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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 18, 2024! 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, and K-9 demonstrations from DNR Law Enforcement. Live animal presentations, arts and crafts, solar viewing with the Charlie Elliott Astronomy club, and exhibitors displaying wildlife-themed booths add to the festivities. 

A free hotdog lunch will be provided from 11am-1pm or 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 Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center 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

  • Birds Georgia
  • Wild Cumberland
  • Wildlife Action of Georgia
  • Sandy Creek Nature Center
  • GA Falconry Association
  • More to come!

Download the 2024 Keeping Georgia Wild Day Festival Flyer.

Address: 543 Elliott Trail, Mansfield, GA 30055


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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.