For almost three decades the Clarke Country Forestry and wildlife officials work hard to put together a festival in honor of wildlife each year.
This year major changes were made to help the festival keep its good reputation according to Marsha Roberts who serves as the Chamber Of Commerce for the county.
“Past years we’ve had a lot of activities going on, and we kind of slimmed down to that and Dianne Hallman has done a really good job for trying to bring in more vendors and more activities and more music and everything to do, so I think it’s bigger and better this year because of the number of people that we’ve brought in to entertain.”
Roberts says this year’s planning was focused on bringing in some big names in entertainment in hopes of having a large turnout at the festival.
“Savannah Jackson, the Quitman High School band, Close to Zero, The Ryders, Matrica Smith, Aa”Keela Hundal, and step it up dance group will be there that day to perform.”
Roberts also says the festival is designed for the whole family with plenty of activities for children as well.
“ You can bring your children out and let them go to the kiddie land, and there’s inflatables there, a mechanical bull, pony rides, arts and crafts there for even them to do, lots of different things that they’ll have for them to do to actually participate in like how to tie-dye a t-shirt.”