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

Elachee Nature Science Center
2125 Elachee Drive
Gainesville, GA 30504

Snake Day 2018 Exhibitors

Elachee welcomes the following exhibitors, with more to come!

  • 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

  • Dandy Don’s Cotton Candy & Popcorn
  • 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!