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Turkey Fest Logo_orange22014 Turkey Fest SponsorsApril 9 – 13, 2014 | 8th Annual | Henrietta Downtown Square

Turkey Fest is the spring family-oriented festival in North Texas! Turkey Fest attracted 5,000 festival goers in 2013 and 1,400 in 2012. 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!

Photo by Pioneer Sentinel

FESTIVAL
In 2012, the downtown festival became a celebration of community and turkeys as we moved the events to the courthouse square to create a vendor-filled Saturday. For 2013, we included a Turkey Cook-Off with a $1,000 Winner Take All prize and Gobble It Up Pie Eating Contest by Stewart’s Sweet Stop. The day is filled with free family fun, music, food and live demonstrations. Your little gobblers won’t go home without a great time. 

Turkey Fest's 2013  World ChampionsWORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Turkey Fest is the only wild turkey festival dedicated to offering celebrity 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 Sportman’s Channel to be considered for the competition.

battle of the beards 2013BATTLE 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. For 2014, we’ve included a $1,000 cash prize from Cabela’s. The open competition has both an Adult and Youth division. Download the Battle of the Beards entry/registration form for more information!

Turkey Fest full strut banquet

FULL STRUT BANQUET The Full Strut Banquet is sold out year after year. As of 2014, we’ve moved to the Pioneer Hall to accommodate up to 500. The catered dinner is top notch and you can’t forget about the bar by P2. The World Champion is announced; plus, it’s our chance to rag on our celebrity teams. We have a good time – you should come!

STREET DANCE
The Henrietta VFD invites you to a free Street Dance following the festival. The free fun continues around the square with musical guests and your chance to support our location firefighters.

Turkey Fest volunteers neededVOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
Contact the Chamber office for more information by e-mailing to claycountychamber@sbcglobal.net.

VENDORS NEEDED!
Looking to capture the attention of 5,000 festival goers at Turkey Fest? We have a family-oriented crowd eager for fun finds, good and activities! Download and send in the Vendor Application/Fee to reserve your spot today!  You can pay for a vendor’s booth through Pay Pal on the “Festival” page.
Print Vendor Application Form

NEED MORE INFORMATION?
Fill out the form below and we’d be happy to answer any of your Turkey Fest questions or comments. We will respond within 48 hours of receiving your message.

A VERY SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS, RANCHES, AND HOSTS!

2014 Premium Sponsors

Boss Gobblers

  • Birdwell & Clark Ranch
  • CCMH Foundation
  • Greer Ranch & Frank Douthitt – Lawyer
  • Hewitt Specialty Services / Lone Star West Hydrovac
  • Testa Rosa Ranch
  • Pierce Arrow Inc.
  • P-2 “The Deuce”

Struttin’ Toms

  • RW Training Kennels

Gobblin’ Toms

Big Jakes

In-Kind Sponsors

  • The Bowie Bank
  • NatureBlinds.com
  • O’Malley Arms
  • Pioneer Wildlife Studio

Ranches and Hosts

  • 2R Ranch
  • Baldwin Agriland at Sanzenbacher Ranch
  • Birdwell & Clark Ranch
  • Blake Brothers Ranch
  • Boddy Ranch
  • Brown-Catlin Ranch
  • Bubba Rosa Ranch
  • Dugger Ranch
  • Durham Ranch
  • F Bar West Ranch
  • Halsell Ranch
  • Mathews Farm
  • River Bluff Lodge on Parker Ranch – 2011 Turkey Fest “Home of the Champion” Bird
  • Pullen Angus Ranch
  • Rhone Ranch
  • Scaling & Co.

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