TF 2021 Save The Date

*14th Annual* April 15th – 18th, 2020
Festival @ Clay County Pioneer Rodeo (CCPR) Grounds * 1302 N Bridge Street, Henrietta, TX

Turkey Fest is the spring family-oriented festival in North Texas! Turkey Fest attracted 6,000 festival goers in 2019. 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 18th Festival Highlights

2020 TF Barrel Race Entry Form

2020 TF Vendor Registration

10:00 – Festival begins

10:00 – Cook Off Beans Turn In

11:00 – Cook off Turkey Turn In

11:30 – Participants in check in Scholarship Barrel Race

12:00 – Scholarship Barrel Race

12:00 – Cook Off Chicken Turn In

12:00-1:00 – Final Weigh-in – Pro Teams & Battle of the Beards

1:00 – Pie Eating Contest, Stewart’s Sweet Shop

1:30 – Cook Off Ribs Turn In

2:30-3:30 – Autograph Session with World Championship Team

3:00 – Cook Off Brisket Turn In

3:50 – Cook off Winners Announced

4:00 – Festival Ends

5:30 – Full Strut Dinner & Dance Doors Open

6:00 to 7:00 – Cocktail Hour

7:00 – Dinner, Live Music and Silent Auction

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.


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

full strut dinner & dance

The Full Strut Dinner & Dance is sold out year after year. As of 2017, we’ve moved to the Coyote Creek Event Center to accommodate up to 350.  And this year we are excited to announce that it will continue be held at the beautiful Coyote Creek Event Center. The multi-course buffet dinner is top notch and you can’t forget about the cash bar.

During the 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 brag on our pro teams. We have a good time – you should come!

5:30 – Full Strut Dinner & Dance Doors Open

6:00 to 7:00 – Cocktail Hour

7:00 – Dinner, Live Music and Silent Auction

All inclusive – tickets are $35.00

For tickets Call 940-538-5261 or Email claycountychamber@sbcglobal.net

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, up to $2,000 cash prize, and more!  Download the 2020 TF Battle of the Beards Entry form and  2020 TF BOB Liability Release

Release more information!

  • Youth is considered – 16 years or younger before the beginning of the current contest.
cook off contest


Friday, April 17th:

3:00 pm – Set-up time

6:00 – 7:00 pm – Tray Pickup

8:00 pm – Steak

8:30 pm – Winner Announced

8:45 pm – Cooks Meeting

Saturday, April 18th:

10:00am – Beans (Jackpot)

11:00am – Turkey (Jackpot)

12:00pm – Chicken

1:30pm – Ribs

3:00pm – Brisket

3:50pm – Announce Winners

For a complete list of rules go to IBCA.org (https://ibcabbq.org/wp-content/uploads/IBCA-Rules-Sept-2019-Final.pdf)



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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 $79.64 plus tax, Just tell them your there for Turkey Fest!