First Annual Savannah River Fire Festival

October 15, 2021

Fun for the Whole Family

The first annual Savannah River Fire Festival was held in October 2021 at the Mary Kahrs Warnell Forest Education Center in Effingham County, Georgia. Hosted by the Longleaf Alliance and partners, it was a huge success.

The festival was a fun day jam-packed with outdoor activities for approximately 200 attendees, including a live burn demonstration, meet and greets with Burner Bob®, guided nature hikes with Georgia DNR biologists, gopher tortoise burrow explorations, delicious food trucks, and nature-themed face painting.

Families and kids learned about natural resource conservation efforts in the Southeast and why prescribed fire is beneficial to people, forests, and wildlife. The festival even made the local Savannah news!