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.

 

Vendors: Contact us early-space fills up quickly

 

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

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

4 – 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

NEW: Scavenger Hunt: Find the “Hidden Creatures/Birds” around the State Park & an old fashioned Scavenger Hunt visiting locations around the Lake
!PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED! –
Exclusions: Lake, Obion & Dyer County Residents

 Saturday, February 3, 2018

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)

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 – NEW – 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

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

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

 

 RESERVATIONS REQUIRED FOR ALL EAGLE TOURS-SEATING IS LIMITED

REELFOOT LAKE STATE PARK(731-253-9652) – $5.00 PER PERSON
USFW – (731-538-2481) – FREE TOURS

 LODGING, FESTIVAL, PHOTO & ART CONTEST’S INFORMATION

731-253-2007 OR www.reelfoottourism.com

 

2017 VENDORS
Gold Canyon Fine Fragrances & Décor
Colorful Creations – Hot/Cold Packs & more
Face Painting by Gina Lyon
Janis Cunningham – Antiques
Country Kitchen Fried Pies
Reelfoot Writer – AnnEllen Ackley – Book Signing
Festival T-shirts & Post Cards
USFW

 

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

 

 Photo & Art Contest

$5 Entry Fee

Categories: Nature/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 4, 2017
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 4, 2017 
Make arrangements to pick up Photos before March 31, 2017
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

 



 

 





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Reelfoot Weather

Partly Cloudy
Sunday 04/23 20%
Partly Cloudy
Cloudy skies early, followed by partial clearing. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 67F. Winds NNE at 15 to 25 mph.
Clear
Monday 04/24 10%
Clear
A mainly sunny sky. High around 75F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.
Clear
Tuesday 04/25 10%
Clear
Sunshine. High around 80F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph.