14th Annual Reelfoot Lake Eagle Festival

 
February 2, 3 & 4, 2018

Come join us for a great weekend to explore Reelfoot Lake.
A family friendly weekend.

 

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

FOR LODGING INFORMATION – FOR A LIST OF RESORTS – http://reelfoottourism.com/reelfootlake/lodging/

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

 

FREE “GOODIE BAGS” TO THE FIRST 100 FAMILY UNITS

 

EAGLE FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

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

 Friday, February 2, 2018

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

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

8AM – 8PM -Smithsonian Waterways Exhibit in Ellington Hall Building (State Park) & Vendors

4PM – 8PM Entries for Art & Photography Contests turn in at Tourism Booth (Deadline Saturday 11:00am)

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

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


 Saturday, February 3, 2018

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

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

9:00AM – 9:00PM –  Smithsonian Waterways Exhibit at Ellington Hall (State Park) & Vendors

11:00AM – Deadline for turning in Art & Photography Contests Entries to Tourism Booth (Look below for “Rules”)

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

11:00 AM – Back by Popular Demand – Bob Tarter & his amazing animals – Wildlife Education

You won’t want to miss these 2 programs!

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

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

6:30PM – Announce Winners for Art & Photography Contests

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

 Sunday, February 4, 2018

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

9:00AM – 2:00PM –  Smithsonian Waterways Exhibit at Ellington Hall (State Park) & Vendors

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

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

We Welcome our Vendors: Oma’s Fresh Fried Pies, USFW & Jorgensen’s Raw Honey, Handmade Goat’s Milk soap & more

 

 RESERVATIONS REQUIRED FOR ALL EAGLE TOURS-SEATING IS LIMITED

REELFOOT LAKE STATE PARK(731-253-9652) – $10.00 PER PERSON
USFW – (731-538-2481) – FREE TOURS

 LODGING, VENDOR, PHOTO OR ART CONTEST’S & FESTIVAL INFORMATION: CONTACT

731-253-2007 www.visit@reelfoottourism.com

 

We encourage the children & adults to get creative & join the Contests!

 

 Photo & Art Contest

$5 Entry Fee

Categories: Scenic or Wildlife
Mounted & Hang Ready – Only 8×10 or 11×14
Please put your name , address & phone  on back of your Entry!!

Photos or Art work needs to be turned in at the RF Tourism Council’s Booth or mailed in prior to the event.
 Mail Photo or Art work along with entry money to: Reelfoot Lake Tourism Council 1605 State Rt. 21 E. Tiptonville, TN. 38079

1st Place cash prize in each age group is based on entries 80% of entries is paid out to 1st place.
Age Groups: Under 18 & Over 18
1st Place Cash & Ribbon
2nd Place Ribbon
3rd Place Ribbon
Best of Show – Prize?
DEADLINE – 11am on Saturday – February 3, 2018
Call 731-253-2007 for more info.
DON’T HAVE TO BE PRESENT TO WIN!!
Winners will be posted on website

 Winners will be announced 6:30 p.m.- February 3, 2018
Make arrangements to pick up Photos before March 31, 2018
After March 31st Photos will become property of Reelfoot Lake Tourism Council & Displayed in our office

CALL 731-253-2007 FOR MORE INFORMATION

 
Age Groups: Under 18 or  Over 18
1st Place Cash & Ribbon, 2nd Place Ribbon,  3rd Place Ribbon & Best of Show

 



 

 





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Events

Reelfoot Weather

Flood Warning

Issued:
9:11 PM CST on February 20, 2018
Expires:
10:00 PM CST on March 07, 2018

Areal Flood Watch

Issued:
10:44 PM CST on February 20, 2018
Expires:
6:00 AM CST on February 25, 2018
Rain
Wednesday 02/21 100%
Rain
Rain likely. High near 45F. Winds NNE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall near an inch. Locally heavy rainfall possible.
Chance of Rain
Thursday 02/22 50%
Chance of Rain
Showers in the morning, then cloudy in the afternoon. High 53F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Chance of Rain
Friday 02/23 100%
Chance of Rain
Showers with a possible thunderstorm in the morning, then variable clouds during the afternoon with still a chance of showers. High near 60F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 100%.