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Oxbow Meadows' Presents

Nature Festival at ReptileFest 

April 22, 2023 |10 am to 2pm

ReptileFest is growing! This year, join Oxbow in celebrating all things nature. With new hands-on activities, live animal shows, environmental presentations, vendors and more for the whole family, you will not want to miss this annual festival. 

General Admission Tickets


Spend the day and bring
your own picnic lunch!

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Schedule of Events

Exclusive Birding the Restricted Wetlands of Oxbow Meadows | 8:30am Oxbow Exclusive Event

Gates Open for General Admission | 10am

Vendors | 10am to 2pm

Polywog Playtime | 10am, 11am, 12pm, & 1pm

Exploration Stations | 10am to 2pm

Presenter Schedule
  • Critter Chat with Oxbow Meadows | 10am
  • Birds of Prey with EarthQuest | 10:30am
  • Buzz About Honeybees with Chattahoochee Valley Beekeepers Association | 11:30am
  • Birds of Prey with EarthQuest | 12:00pm
  • Mindful Forest Walk | 1:00pm
  • Critter Chat with Oxbow Meadows | 1:30pm
Reptile Fest Show
Bird flying

Oxbow Exclusive Events

Birding the Restricted Wetlands of Oxbow Meadows
presented by the Columbus Georgia Audubon Society

8:30am to 10:00am

Join the Columbus Audubon Society as they guide you through the restricted access of Oxbow’s wetlands.  While this area is currently restricted, parts of this land will soon be open the public as the new Walt F. Chambers and Frank Chambers Birding Trail.  This is your chance to be one of the first to access this site.  Open to beginner, intermediate, and advanced birders. Binocular Rental Included.

Cost: $20 

Difficulty Level: Easy, Total 2 miles walking

Limited to 12 participants

Reserve Your Spot!

Special Thanks to our Partner Vendors


Meet EarthQuest and the one and only Steve Hoddy at birds of prey shows throughout the day! You wont want to miss this experience.

Learn More About EarthQuest


Columbus Georgia Chapter of the Audubon Society

Visit Columbus GA Audubon for our morning Restricted Wetland Birding experience. Tickets are limited. See above for more information.

Learn More About Audubon

2023 Vendors

GA Herp Association & Rescue
GA Herp Association & Rescue

National Infantry Museum

National Infantry Museum

Historic Westville

Historic Westville

Savave Hart

Savage Hart
UGA Extension
Muscogee Extension
Columbus Water Works
Georgia DNR
Georgia Department of Natural Resources

Georgia State Parks

FDR State Park


Chattahoochee Valley Beekeepers Association
Ft Benning Environmental
Ft Benning Environmental

Georgia Game Warden

Georgia Game Warden
Fish and Wildlife Services
Fish and Wildlife Service


Interested in becoming a vendor for ReptileFest 2023? Send us an email at to find out more!