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!
Live Music: Tyler Steel and Brother Sharp
10:00 – Festival begins
10:00-11:30 – Brothers Sharp on Stage
11:00 – Cook Off Beans Turn In
11:30 – Participants in 2017 Senior Barrel Race check in
11:30 – Pie Eating Contest, Stewart’s Sweet Shop
11:30 – Live Turkey Race
12:00 – 2017 Senior Barrel Race
12:00 – Cook Off Chicken Turn In
12:00-1:00 – Final Weigh-in – Pro Teams & Battle of the Beards
12:30 – Live Turkey Race
12:15-2:00 – Brothers Sharp on Stage
1:30 – Cook Off Ribs Turn In
1:30 – Live Turkey Race
2:30-3:30 – Brothers Sharp on Stage
2:30-3:30 – Autograph Session with World Championship Team
3:00 – Winners Announced
3:00 – Cook Off Brisket Turn In
3:50 – Cook off Winners Announced
4:00 – Festival Ends
5:30 – Full Strut Banquet Doors Open for hor d’oeuvres
6:00 – Dinner Served
6:00 – Live and Silent Auction
8:30 – Tyler Steel Concert/Dance
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, Capital Farm Credit, ESCO, Four Stars Auto Ranch, Kerr Feed & Grain, Patterson’s RV, Fidelity Bank, Guarantee Title, Turner Country Properties, and Pierce Sales.
There’s family activity all around the square, including a variety of vendors, carnival rides, a cook-off, pie-eating contest, 2017 Senior Barrel Race, live music and entertainment, pro teams and amateur hunters bring their final harvest in to be scored by the Texas Game Warden.
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!
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!
(16 years or younger before the beginning of the current contest.)
(17 years or older before the beginning of the current contest.)
2017 Local Sponsors
Airco Plumbing & Mechanical
Circle B Ranch
Pullen Mayfield Ranch
Baldwin Agriland at Sanzenbacher Ranch
Birdwell & Clark Ranch
F Bar West Ranch
Blake Brothers Ranch
Lone Star Hunts
Lewis Brown Ranch
Bucks & Ducks Hunting Lodge
Energy Service Company
Mathews Farm and Ranch
Need a place to stay?
Contact Best Western Henrietta Inn & Suites (940)538-6969.
Or stop by 816 US Highway 287 South, Henrietta Texas 76365
Any Room $78.99, Just tell them your there for Turkey Fest!