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Saturday on the square promises something for everyone

Turkey races proved a popular event during last year's Clay County Turkey Fest.

Turkey races proved a popular event during last year’s Clay County Turkey Fest.

For a second year, the Clay County Courthouse square will be filled with activities Saturday, April 20, for the seventh annual Turkey Fest. Last year, the community showed overwhelming support for festival on the square as more than 2,000 turned out to enjoy activities.

Fifty-six 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. and continue until 4 p.m. with live demonstrations, a turkey cookoff, turkey races, scholarship turkey barrel races for participating high school seniors and the Steven Staley Band. A map of the square is available here.

The following is a list of vendors participating:

Retail — Action Battery, golf carts; Advocare, nutritional products; Baker Boys Calls, game calls; BeautiControl, skin care; Brittany’s Western Designs, home décor; Judy Brown, furniture and burlap designs; Cabela’s, sporting goods; Circle K Designs, apparel; Jerry Williams of Davis Vernon Real Estate, hunting properties; Financial Partners; Funky Chic Designs; Susie Garcia, hair accessories; Henrietta and Clay County Chamber of Commerce, Turkey Fest merchandise; Juda’s Creations, beaded jewelry; Marta Construction, storm cellars; Pam McClain, gourmet soaps; Lynn Miller, Avon products; NatureBlinds.com, hunting blinds; Gatha Page and George Scarber, children’s toy and items; Paparazzi, girls clothing and bows; Patterson RV, motor homes and travel trailers; Pioneer Wildlife Studio, taxidermy; Dan Shores, custom jewelry, buckles, bits and spurs; Smith’s Gardentown, plants and hunting blinds; Thirty-One gifts, personalized totes, bags and purses; Turkey Creations, turkey knives and jewelry; and the Wild Hair, clothes, jewelry and décor.

Food — Amarillo Nuts, roasted nuts; Henrietta Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts, dutch oven cooking; Good Times, snow cones and ice cream; The Original Kettle Corn; Henrietta High School Project Graduation, sweets and treats and water; Smokey Roadhouse, barbecue and sausage; Stewart’s Sweet Stop; and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, baked goods.

Children’s activities — The First United Methodist Church of Henrietta Youth dunking booth, Happy Hoppers Bounce Houses, Home Depot craft center, pony rides from The Painted Pony, Pepper the Clown and Tutti Frutti, train rides, Zoo 2 You petting zoo, Celebrations Child Care and the First United Methodist Church Preschool craft  center.

Non-Profits — Clay County Animal Shelter, Clay County Imagination Library, Faith Outfitters Ministry, Hunting with Soldiers, Lyndon Laseman Memorial Fun Run, Young Hunters Unlimited.

Demonstrations — Quilt making by the Bluegrove Memory Makers; Clay County wildlife by the Clay County Historical Society; The Indian Lodges of Nellie Quiet Dove, including beadwork, blacksmithing, dream catchers, knife and tomahawk throwing, tatting and yarn spinning; Civil War reenactments by the Texas 15th Cavalry; Texas Parks and Wildlife Operation Game Thief; and displays by the Texas Wildlife Association.


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