Forever Wild SwampFest celebrates black water swamp ecosystem

HORRY COUNTY,SC (WMBF) – The 27th Annual Forever Wild SwampFest will be held on Saturday, November 2 at Playcard Environmental Education Center in Loris.

The event is free, held from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., and celebrates natural history and the black water swamp ecosystem. There will be entertainment and activities for all ages, including horseback rides, hay rides, kayaking, fishing and archery.

Educational displays will be provided by North Myrtle Beach and Carolina Forest High School students, the Horry County Solid Waste Authority, Nuisance Wildlife Specialty, the Horry County Museum, LIONS Clubs of SC, and local businesses, groups and agencies.

Educational exhibits will feature the natural ecosystems of the black-water swamp, forest, and fields along with demonstrations from Alligator Adventure's Reptile Extravaganza. Historical exhibits will showcase Pioneer and Native American Villages, turn-of-the-century engines, a working sawmill, a vintage tractor show and hands-on activities making candles, corn shuck dolls, lye soap and willow baskets.

The Red White and Blue-grass singers and other guests will offer musical performances.

Playcard Environmental Education Center is located at 10729 Highway 19 West, six miles west of Loris. For more information, call 843-756-1277.

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