The Harvest Festival and Cane Grinding Will Go On!


Enjoy an old fashioned southern tradition at a discount! The annual Harvest Festival and Cane Grinding at Oatland Island Wildlife Center will be held on November 19th from 10 until 4 .  Visitors will travel back in time to see life in rural Georgia in the 1800’s. For more information call 912 395-1212 or visit

Hurricane Matthew can’t stop Oatland Island Wildlife Center from having their annual fundraiser – the Harvest Festival and Cane Grinding on Saturday, November 19, 2016 from 10:00 until 4:00 p.m.. Join us for some good family fun and experience an old time southern tradition! Visitors will enjoy this festive fall celebration amidst the aromas of hearth baked corn bread, simmering cane syrup, copper kettle apple butter and other open fire cooked foods that visitors can sample.  The Savannah Folk Music Society will fill the forest with traditional rhythms while children enjoy hay rides, pony rides, crafts and games,  a Talent Show and Cake Walk too! Enjoy traditional crafts and colonial living demonstrations such as weaving and spinning by The Fiber Guild of the Savannahs. Food and refreshment concessions will be available. The admission will be discounted from normal special event admissions to $5 for adults and $3 for children (4-17), military and seniors due to limited access to trails and animal viewing areas.

The Center is a unit of the Savannah-Chatham County School System and serves as a field study site for students throughout the region. It features the 2 mile long “Native Animal Nature Trail” that winds through maritime forest, freshwater wetlands and salt marsh habitats and links many native animal exhibits such as wolves, alligator and cougar.  Special fundraising events help provide animal care and trail and habitat improvements.  Oatland is open daily to the public for self guided tours from 10:00-4:00, except Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Years.


Oatland Island Wildlife Center
Annette Quinting, Media Liaison
(912) 395-1509

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