April 5th – 9th
11th Annual
Henrietta Courthouse Square

Turkey Fest is the spring family-oriented festival in North Texas! Turkey Fest attracted 6,000 festival goers in 2016. We love to see our fest grow! Our team of volunteers loves this annual event. We see the positive impact on our community, our economy and the Henrietta and Clay County Chamber.

Turkey Fest is not just for hunters – it’s for the whole family. We make sure that we have activities for everyone and every budget. Plus, coming to the fest is free and there are plenty of free children’s activities to keep the kids occupied!

April 8th Festival Highlights

Live Music: Tyler Steel and Brother Sharp

10:00 – Festival begins
11:30 – Participants in 2017 Senior Barrel Race check in
Pie Eating Contest, Stewart’s Sweet Shop

12:00 – 2017 Senior Barrel Race
1:00 – Final Weigh-in – Pro Teams & Battle of the Beards
3:00 – Battle of the Beards Winners Announced, Barrel Race Winners Announced, Cook-off Winners Announced

world championship

Turkey Fest is the only wild turkey festival dedicated to offering pro hunt teams a home away from home while they answer the call to become world champions. Teams are hosted and accommodated by local ranches. Teams consist of three members: a cameraman, caller, and marksman. The Turkey Fest is always looking for new talent to include in the competition. Teams must have a syndicated outdoor show broadcast on channels like Versus, Pursuit, or the Sportsman Channel to be considered for the competition.


Sponsored by Bud-Light, ESCO, Four Stars Auto Ranch, Kerr Feed & Grain, Patterson’s RV, Fidelity Bank, Birdwell & Clark Ranch, and Pierce Sales.

There’s family activity all around the square, including a variety of vendors, carnival rides, a cook-off, pie-eating contest, turkey barrel races, live music and entertainment, pro teams and amateur hunters bring their final harvest in to be scored by the Texas Game Warden.

full strut banquet & auction

The Full Strut Banquet is sold out year after year. As of 2014, we’ve moved to the Pioneer Hall to accommodate up to 350. The multi-course buffet dinner is top notch and you can’t forget about the bar by Jefe’s.

During the live auction, bid on a chance to learn from the pros and hunt with your favorite pro team.

Pro team winners are announced, the Turkey Fest World Champion is crowned, and the Battle of the Beards winners are recognized. Plus, it’s our chance to rag on our pro teams. We have a good time – you should come!


battle of the beards

Turkey Fest is not only a competition for the professional hunters, but for anyone wanting to have a shot against the local competition. The open competition has both an Adult and Youth division. Winner goes home with bragging rights, $2,000 cash prize, and more!  Download the 2017 Battle of the Beards Entry Form for more information!

2017 Battle of the Beards Entry Form
$25 entry fee - youth

(16 years or younger before the beginning of the current contest.)

$50 entry fee - adult

(17 years or older before the beginning of the current contest.)

cook off contest

Cook-Off Categories: Beef (Brisket Only), Pork Ribs (Slab Only: spare or baby back or St. Louis style), Chicken (Chicken Quarter), Beans (Promoters Choice)

entry form
$150 entry fee
2016 Corporate Sponsors