For the 29th year, Clarke County has hosted the Forestry and Wildlife festival drawing crowds from all over.
“The point of it is to get out, raise some money, let local vendors, crafts, food come sell their goods, let the community see what’s going on. We had a car show,” said Lance Burnham Chamber of Commerce President.
Organizers say this year’s turnout was even greater compared to last years.
“Our goal was to double the attendance of last year. I do believe we did that because there was just cars and cars all over today. It was an awesome turnout,” said Lance Burnham Chamber of Commerce President.
The car show is what brought Joe Knight and his family from Alabama to participate in the festival.
"I’ have a yellow corvette convertible, but there were cars down there today that are absolutely unbelievable cars. There’s new Corvettes and mines is a 2006 and we love it,” said Joe Knight.
The festival is It’s not only a time of fellowship but is also an opportunity for economic development.
“The money goes to various activities throughout the year for the chamber of commerce whether that be community development or whether that be helping different people or organizations in need and just day to day operations,” said Lance Burnham Chamber of Commerce President.