Created: Sat, 17 Aug 2013 03:35:00 EST
Updated: Mon, 19 Aug 2013 10:03:34 EST
Take it from Russell Beard, a handcrafter of hunting calls. There's nothing quite like the Buckarama.
"Nobody never come, they need to come to the Buckarama, it's the eighth wonder of the world," Beard said.
Beard says business is booming on day two of three day event. He says the rain is driving people to the Agricenter in Perry.
"You can't do nothing else outside today," said Beard.
Sam Stowe of the Georgia Wildlife Federation confirms attendance is up. He says 1,800 people had bought tickets by Friday afternoon.
"Attendance has been super good this year, we're tickled to death with the crowd that we've had here at the Buckarama," Stowe said.
Stowe says the Buckarama is the GWF's biggest fundraiser of the year netting about $150,000. The organization then uses that money to educate people about wildlife conservation and outdoors safety.
"We're in need of a good boost for the budget," Stowe said.
The Buckarama showcases more than 160 vendors, and includes educational programs and one of a kind demonstrations. For Beard it's no wonder why the show is packed.
"Got some turkey calls here and some deer grunts, and deer stands and it's all about huntin'," Beard said.