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Savannah River Fire Festival

Date: March 4, 2023

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 3rd 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 March 11th.

Don’t miss the fun with Savannah Sunday!

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

Kona Ice of Effingham County

La Chalupa Food Truck

*Card and cash payments accepted

Explore nature exhibits, fire equipment, and the many benefits of prescribed fire with our wonderful partners (including, but not limited to):

UGA Mary Kahrs Warnell Forest Education Center, Tall Timbers, Burner Bob®, Wildlife Resources Division – Georgia DNR, Georgia Forestry Commission, Effingham County Fire Rescue, Effingham County UGA Cooperative Extension, NRCS, The Georgia Conservancy, Georgia-Alabama Land Trust, Georgia Wildlife Federation, Quail Forever in Georgia, Ogeechee Technical College, Georgia Prescribed Fire Council, The Nature Conservancy, Georgia Tree Farm, Coastal Soil and Water Conservation District, Ogeechee Riverkeeper, Savannah-Ogeechee Canal Museum and Nature Center, Savannah River Clean Water Fund, Fort Stewart Fish & Wildlife Branch, USFWS Savannah Coastal Refuges Complex, Coastal Empire National Deer Association, Southeast Whitetail, Edisto Island Serpentarium, and UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium.

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!


*Please leave your pets at home in respect of the Center’s no-pet policy.

The Savannah River Fire Festival is made possible through the Georgia Sentinel Landscape Pilot Project with funding from the Natural Resources Conservation Service and the U.S. Department of Defense through the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities, Inc.
Special thanks to the event sponsors:

Tall Timbers

UGA Mary Kahrs Warnell Forest Education Center

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