2018 Snake Day at Elachee

A Festival of All Things Reptilian

Get up close and personal with creatures that slither and crawl at the 26th Annual Snake Day at Elachee. This seasonal nature education festival is a family-friendly favorite. Snake Day showcases nearly two dozen regional herpetological experts who entertain audiences with live demonstrations of exotic species of snakes, alligator, lizards, turtles, tortoises, toads and frogs. 

Date: Saturday, September 8, 2018 Special thanks to Elachee 2018 Snake Day sponsors Cargill and Tipton Construction Company

Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Admission: $10 Per Person (2 years and older),
$5 Per Elachee Member
Pay at the Gate
FREE Shuttles to/from designated parking areas, courtesy of Hayes Automotive Group and Hall County Schools.

Elachee Nature Science Center
2125 Elachee Drive
Gainesville, GA 30504

Snake Day 2018 Exhibitors

Elachee welcomes the following exhibitors:

  • Atlanta Reptile Jungle
  • Clint Eller – “Those Reptile Guys”
  • Georgia Herpetological Society (multiple exhibits)
  • Georgia Reptile Adventures – David Burke
  • Georgia Reptile Society (multiple exhibits)
  • Johnny Hester – Venomous Snakes of Georgia
  • Bryan Hudson – “Project Pine Snake” 
  • Jefferson Middle School Students – Interactive “Snake Habitats” Program
  • Jim Seymour – Scalebrations
  • University of Georgia Herpetological Society
  • University of North Georgia – Box Turtle Study (Jennifer Mook, Ph.D.)
  • Martin Valentine – “Snake Train” Debuted at Snake Day 2017!

Food Vendors

  • Dickey’s Barbeque Pit (Flowery Branch)
  • Frozen Frenzee
  • Hot Dog Ninja

Other Festival Highlights

At this action packed festival, paid admission allows guests to also take guided hikes, visit Elachee’s live animal exhibits, make reptile-related crafts and get faces painted! While at Elachee, browse the Nature Shop for a souvenir and snag Snake Day t-shirts for the family!