Annual Reelfoot Lake Eagle Festival

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13th  ANNUAL REELFOOT LAKE EAGLE FESTIVAL
February 3, 4, & 5, 2017

We have 35 Nesting Resident Eagles & We have been seeing up to 70 Eagles a day!

FOR LODGING INFORMATION – CHECK OUR “LODGING PAGE”

“ALL FESTIVAL EVENTS WILL BE HELD AT THE STATE PARK VISITOR’S CENTER”
                                2595 STATE RT. 21E., TIPTONVILLE, TN 38079

 

13th ANNUAL REELFOOT LAKE TOURISM COUNCIL

 

 

EAGLE FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

WILL BE HELD AT REELFOOT STATE PARK VISITOR’S CENTER – HWY. 21E

 Friday, February 3, 2017

 10:00am – Eagle & Waterfowl Tours by Bus – 2 hour tour

1:30pm – Eagle & Waterfowl Tours by Bus – 2 hour tour

4 – 8pm –Vendors Open in Ellington Hall Building (State Park)

4 – 8pm Entries for Art & Photography Contests turn in at Tourism Booth (Deadline Saturday 10:00am)

7:00pm – Welcome & Overview to Eagle & Waterfowl Watcher’s

7:30pm – Slide Show Program on Nature, Wildlife & History of Reelfoot Lake

 Saturday, February 4, 2017

6:00am – Sunrise Photography Walk – Meet at RF Visitors Center

8:00am – Eagle & Waterfowl Tours by Bus – 2 hour tour

9:00am – 9:00pm – Vendors Open at Ellington Hall (State Park)

10:00am – Deadline for turning in Art & Photography Contests Entries to Tourism Booth

10:00am – Eagle & Waterfowl Tours by bus – 2 hour tour

10:00am – 4:00pm – Activity For Children- Paint a Ceramic Eagle/Duck Decoy ($5.00 fee)
&
Face Painting

2:00pm – Live Birds of Prey Program – With John & Dale Stokes.

1:30pm – Eagle & Waterfowl Tours by Bus – 2 hour tour

1:00 & 3:30 –  The 1st Birds of Prey! For all ages.

6:00pm – Announce Winners for Art & Photography Contests

7:00pm – Live Birds of Prey Program – With John & Dale Stokes.

 Sunday, February 5, 2017

6:00am Sunrise Photography Walk – Meet at RF Visitors Center

10:00am Eagle & Waterfowl Tours by Bus – 2 hour tour

1:30pm Eagle & Waterfowl Tours by Bus – 2 hour tour

 RESERVATIONS REQUIRED FOR ALL TOURS-SEATING IS LIMITED

REELFOOT LAKE STATE PARK(731-253-9652) – $5.00 PER PERSON

ALL TOURS DEPART FROM STATE PARK VISITORS CENTER

 LODGING, FESTIVAL, PHOTO & ART CONTEST’S INFORMATION

731-253-2007 OR www.reelfoottourism.com

 

2016 VENDORS
Hand Thrown Pottery by Earthen Vessels
Art/Painting by David Flood
 Colorful Creations – M. Bell (New)
Face Painting by Gina Lyon
New Life Creations – J. Cochran (New)
Linda Caton -Jewelry, Headbands (New)
Janis Cunningham – Antiques (New)
Mr. Menya – African Soap Stone (New)
Discovery Park of America
Festival T-shirts & Post Cards
USFW

Thank you to each entry entered in these contests. Everyone did a great job!

 

Amateurs Only Photo Contest
Winners for 2016:

 

Allen Dishman –
Lauren McPeak – Scenic

$5 Entry Fee
Photo needs to be turned in at the RF Tourism Council’s Booth or mailed in prior to the event.
Mail Photo along with entry money to: Reelfoot Lake Tourism Council 1605 State Rt. 21 E. Tiptonville, TN. 38079
CASH MONEY WILL BE AWARDED
1st Place cash prize in each age group is based on entries 80% of entries is paid out to 1st place.
Age Groups: 0 – 11 Yrs. Old, 12 – 17 Yrs. Old & 18 & Older
1st Place Cash & Ribbon
2nd Place Ribbon
3rd Place Ribbon
Best of Show
DEADLINE – 10am on February 4, 2017
Call 731-253-2007 for more info.
DON’T HAVE TO BE PRESENT TO WIN!!
Winners will be posted on website
Contestants will be disqualified if name & address & phone is not written on back of Photo & $5.00 is not paid

Categories: Nature Scenic or Wildlife
Mount & Hang Ready – Only 8×10 or 11×14

Photo Winners will be announced 6:00 p.m.- February 4, 2017 & displayed thru end of February
Make arrangements to pick up Photos before March 31, 2017
After March 31st Photos will become property of Reelfoot Lake Tourism Council

 

 ART CONTEST
Winners for 2016


Cindy Scott
Abigail Orman (Youth) 

 

 $5 per entry

 Mail Art Work along with entry money to: Reelfoot Lake Tourism Council 1605 State Rt. 21 E. Tiptonville, TN. 38079

 Art needs to be turned in at the Tourism Council’s Booth or mailed in  prior to the event.

 1st Place Cash Prize in each age group is based on entries/ 80% of entries is paid out to 1st place.

 Categories: Any Media & Black and White Sketches
“BEST SKETCH” and “BEST COLOR PICTURE”
ALL AGES CAN ENTER

DEADLINE – 10 A.M. – February 4, 2017

CALL 731-253-2007 FOR MORE INFORMATION

 DON’T HAVE TO BE PRESENT TO WIN!

 Winners will be posted on website

 Contestants will be disqualified if name & address & phone is not written on back of art

Age Groups: 0 – 11 Yrs. Old, 12 – 17 Yrs. Old & 18 – Older
1st Place Cash & Ribbon, 2nd Place Ribbon,  3rd Place Ribbon & Best of Show

 



 

 





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Events

Reelfoot Weather

Chance of a Thunderstorm
Thursday 05/26 80%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Cloudy this morning with thunderstorms developing this afternoon. High 82F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Friday 05/27 60%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Scattered thunderstorms in the morning, then cloudy skies late. High 84F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Overcast
Saturday 05/28 20%
Overcast
Overcast. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High near 85F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph.