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61 vendors to set up around courthouse, map and schedule available


The Clay County Courthouse square will be awash with activities Saturday, April 21, for the sixth annual Turkey Fest. This is the first year for the event to take place on the square, and support for the move has been overwhelming.

At least 61 vendors will be on hand to provide food, shopping opportunities, services, children’s activities and wildlife education.

Saturday’s activities begin at 10 a.m. with music by Prairie Moon, and continue until 5 p.m. with live demonstrations and the Steven Staley Band. A map of the square and complete schedule of the day’s events is available here.

The following is a list of vendors participating:


Brittany’s Western Designs, apparel; Circle K Designs,apparel; CN Tails Hunting Masks, outdoors; Doug Davidson, woodwork; Eddie Hill Fun Cycles, ATVs; Fortress of Faith Outfitters, hunting; Globalnet Outfitters, hunting; Grumpy Old Men, metal and woodwork; HCC Chamber of Commerce, Turkey Fest merchandise; J.J.’s Scrollins, woodwork; Juda’s Creations, jewelry; Lynn Miller, Avon; Gatha Page, children’s toys and items; Olsen Stelzer Boots; Pierce Outlet, hunting  merchandise; Ricochet Reds, pistol range, CHL classes; Patterson RV, motor homes and travel trailers; Patty Robinson, Scentsy candles, Jane Rodgers, bracelets and charms; RW Training Kennel, canine training; Testa Rossa Ranch, equine; Vault Denim Jeans, apparel; What 2 Wear, apparel; Katie Wolf Photography, caricature photos.


Boy Scouts, dutch oven cooking; Chizem’s, jalapeno jelly; The Honey Man; Joe’s Smokehouse, barbeque, turkey legs, sausage on a stick and burgers; The Original Kettle Korn; Pierce Taters; Poppy’s Dry Bean Old-Fashioned Soda Saloon; Project Graduation, sweets and treats, water; Train Wreck Jerky; VFW Ladies’ Auxiliary, baked goods; Karen Williams, barbecue, jams, pickles and salsas.

Children’s Activities

FUMC Youth, turkey toss; Happy Hoppers Bounce Houses; Home Depot, craft center; National Wildlife Federation, “Jakes Take Aim” gun range and gun safety; Painted Pony, pony rides; Pepper the Clown and Tutti Frutti; Train Rides; Zoo 2 You, petting zoo; Celebrations, First United Methodist Church Preschool and Little Learning Ranch, bean-bag toss, tattoos and turkey crafts.

Informational Booths

Hunting with Soldiers; KAUZ Channel 6, weather maps; Red River Regional Resource Board; United Regional, mammography and sports medicine.


Clay County Memorial Hospital Thirty Minute Club; Clay County 4-H Shooting Sports; National Wild Turkey Federation, Clay County Chapter; Lyndon Laseman Memorial Run; Red River Valley Square Dancers Association; TEEA – Extension Agents.


Bluegrove Memory Makers, quilt making; Clay County Historical Society, Clay County wildlife; Nellie Quietdove, indian lodges featuring beadwork, blacksmithing, dream catchers, knife and tomahawk throwing, tatting and yarn spinning; Texas 15th Cavalry, Civil War re-enactment; Texas Parks & Wildlife Wall of Shame; Texas Wildlife Association, displays; Jerry Thompson, antique barbwire.

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