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Oxbow Meadows 50th Earth Day Celebration at Reptilefest

Due to COVID-19, Oxbow Meadows and Columbus State University has decided to postpost Reptile Fest for 2020.  We will hopefully combine the amazing aspects of Reptile Fest with our fall even Fairy Fest, to make Fairy Fest even more amazing!!

Stay tuned for more details.

Reptile Fest 2020

Reptile Fest is slithering it’s way back to Oxbow Meadows as we celebrate all things reptiles and amphibians!  Guests at Reptile Fest will get to see a variety of native and non-native cold-blooded critters and participate in other family-friendly activities.  There is also the opportunity to handle several reptiles species.

In addition, Reptile Fest will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth day and the 25th anniversary of Oxbow Meadows!


April 25, 2020 | 11am – 3pm


Only $5 per person (children ages two and under get in free!)

Please bring cash to purchase your tickets! Bills larger than $20 will not be accepted!

Schedule of Activities at Reptile Fest

Oxbow Meadows Native Reptile Show

  • 11:15-11:45
  • 1:15-1:45

Alligator Feeding

  • 12:15-12:30

Polywog Playtime

Perfect for kids ages 4-10.  Each program will meet in the Discovery Forest, next to the giant frog.

  • 11:30-12:00 Sticky, Slimy Hunt
  • 12:30-1:00 Science Alive Show!
  • 1:30-2:00 Tadpole Catchin’

All day

  • All day live animals outside with Georgia Reptile Society and Oxbow Meadows
  • Crafts and activities with vendors
  • Bounce house obstacle course
  • Crafts and activities with vendors
  • Crazy hair and face painting, for a fee
  • Hawaiian shaved ice with LaGrange Ice Man for purchase


Would you like to be a vendor?  Please contact Lauren Johnson at

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