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Savannah River Fire Festival

Date: April 30, 2022

Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Time Zone: America/New_York

Location: Mary Kahrs Warnell Forest Education Center, 5960 S GA-17
Guyton, GA 31312 United States

Contact: Susan French

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You and your family are invited to join us for the 2nd annual Savannah River Fire Festival!

Enjoy a fun day outdoors celebrating how prescribed fire is good for Georgia’s forests and meet some of the organizations using it to support healthy wildlife habitat and reduce the risk of wildfires. It’s a FREE festival for the whole family with fire equipment, food trucks, face painting, and games!


In case of inclement weather, the rain date for this event is May 14th.

Grab a snack or meal at the food trucks at the festival:

Backyard Grill

Kona Ice of Effingham County

4 and 20 Bakers

*Card and cash payments accepted

Explore nature exhibits, fire equipment, and the many benefits of prescribed fire with our wonderful partners:

UGA Mary Kahrs Warnell Forest Education Center, Burner Bob®, Wildlife Resources Division – Georgia DNR, Georgia Forestry Commission, Effingham County Fire Rescue, Effingham County UGA Cooperative Extension, NRCS, The Georgia Conservancy, Georgia Southern Center for Wildlife Education, Georgia-Alabama Land Trust, Georgia Wildlife Federation, Quail Forever in Georgia, Ogeechee Technical College, Georgia Prescribed Fire Council, Georgia Tree Farm, Coastal Soil and Water Conservation District, Ogeechee Riverkeeper, Girls Scouts of Historic Georgia, Boy Scouts of America Venturing Program, Savannah-Ogeechee Canal Museum and Nature Center, Savannah River Clean Water Fund, Kinder Morgan Inc., Coastal WildScapes, Coastal Resource Conservation & Development Council, Fort Stewart Fish & Wildlife Branch, and USFWS Savannah Coastal Refuges Complex.

How to get there:

From I-95: Exit at Exit 102 in Pooler. Go West on Hwy 80 to Faulkville. Turn right on Highway 17 going North. Go 3 miles and look for our sign on the left!


From I-16: Exit at Exit 152. Go North on Highway 17 until it intersects Highway 80. Turn left on Highway 80. In Faulkville, turn right on Highway 17 going North. Go 3 miles and look for our sign on the left!

While we love your pets, we ask that you please leave them at home during the festival to respect the Center’s no-pet policy.

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