Saturday, the Long County Wildlife Festival in Ludowici drew in families, local vendors, and animal-lovers for a fun-filled day.
The festival has been a tradition for almost 40 years and includes farm animals like pigs, goats, chickens, ducks, and horses and even catfish.
The event included events for children of all ages including pony rides provided by Sticky Limb Stables in Ludowici, hayrides, cart rides, fishing, shooting, bounce houses, a sand pit, and a rock-climbing wall. Competitions held throughout the day also offered children a chance to win a trophy from the trophy stand including things like noise-makers and small toys.
For parents, there were food vendors selling candy apples, funnel cakes, snow cones and other fair food that was enjoyed while watching the competitions and checking out the vendor booths.
The festival ended with a concert featuring recording artist Trea Landon and tailgating on Festival Loop.
Though the festival kicked off the fall season, there’s still more to come. Trick-or-treating in Ludowici will be Thursday, Oct. 31 from 6 to 9 p.m.
For more information, contact the Long County Board of Commissioners at (912) 545-2143.