PRESS RELEASE 12rh Amnual Reetrfoot Lake Eagle Festival Come out and Discover the Wonders of Reelfoot Lake! Join us for a wintry fun-filled family weekend on Reelfoot Lake. Guided bus and van tours will be offered to view the maiestic bald eagles nesting, soaring or possibly locking talons in courtship. Reelfoot Lake features one of the largest populations of Bald Eagles outside of Alaska. Saturday will feature 2live birds of prey program with John & Dale Stokes (All To Save Our American Raptors). They give the audience an extraordinary opportunity to experience birds of prey at close range. Their program will contain a variety of hawks, owls, eagles and other majestic birds, some of which will be allowed to free fly; this will provide the audience with an unforgettable experience. The Eagle Festival will have a variety of programs available for all ages: fut & Photography Contest, Arts n Craft Vendors. Other displays and live birds of prey can be seen throughout the day.
Annual Reelfoot Lake Eagle Festival When: February 5, 6 &, 7 ,2016 Where: Reelfoot Lake State Park Visitor Center / Ellington }IrallHv,ry2ll 22 Tour Reservations Required ( $5 per person): Hours 8 &10am & lpm 731-253' 9652 Event & Lodging Information: 731-253-2007 or [email protected]
Registration for Free Tote Bags: Register on site at RLTC Booth Photography Walk: Meet at State Park Visitor Center at 6am (no fee) Event Sponsored by: Reelfoot Lake Tourism Council & Reelfoot Lak:e Stale Park
*Live Birds of Prey Program with John Stokes (2 & 7 p.m.) *Discovery Park of America will share a program about the first Birds of Prey (1 & 3:30 p.m.) *Children's Crafts *Eagle & Waterfowl Tours *Art & Craft Vendors *Photography Contest *Art Contest Eagle Mascot available for pictures FREE TOTB BAGS (first 100 families to register)
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BE HELD AT REEI,FOOT STATE PARK VISITOR'S CENTER
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Eagle & Waterfowl Tours by Bus
1:3opm - Eagle & Waterfowl Tours by Bus - 2-hour tour 4- 8:O0prn - Face Painting by Gina - Special Eagle Art 4 - 8:OOpm - Vendors Open in Ellington Hall Building (State Park) 4 - 8pm Entries for Art & Photography Contests turn in at Tourism Booth
7:OOpm - Welcome & Overview to Eagle & Waterfowl Watcher's 7:3gpm - Slide Show Program on Nature, Wildlife & History of Reelfoot Lake
Saturday, February 6, 2O16 6:OOam - Sunrise Photography Walk - Meet at RF Visitors Center 8:OOam - Eagle & Waterfowl Tours by Bus - 2-hour tour 9:OOam - 9:OOpm - Vendors Open at Ellington Hall (State Park) 1O:OOam - Deadline for turning in Art & Photography Contests Entries to Tourism Booth LO:OOam - Eagle & Waterfowl Tours by bus - 2*hour tour lO:OOam - 4:OOpm - Activity for Children- Paint a Ceramic Eagle/Duck Decoy ($5.00 fee) & Face Painting by Gina - Special Eagle Art & xDinosaur Program t:dOpm & 3:3opm - xDinosaur Program with Russell Orr - Discovery Park of America 2:OOpm - Live Birds of Prey Program - With lohn & Dale Stokes. 1:30pm - Eagle & Waterfowl Tours by Bus - 2-hour tour l:Oopm & 3:30pm - xDinosaur Program with Russell Orr - Discovery Park of America 6:OOpm - Announce Winners for Art & Photography Contests 7:OOpm - Live Birds of Prey Program - With John & Dale Stokes.
Sunday' February 7, 2O16 6:OOam Sunrise Photography Walk - Meet at RF Visitors Center lO:OOam Eagle & Waterfowl Tours by Bus - 2-hour tour 1:3opm Eagle & Waterfowl Tours by Bus - 2-hour tour
RESERVATTONS REOUIRED FORALL TOURS-SEATING IS LIMITED
REELFOOT LAKE STATE PARK (73r-2s3-9652) - $s.Oo PER PERSON ALL TOURS DEPART FROM STATE PARK VISITORS CENTER
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- Reelfoot Lake State Park - 73L-253-9652 Kid's Activities - Paint a ceramic eagle or duck decoy Live Birds of Prey Shows - Birds soaring over your head Art & Photo Contests * For all ages - Prizes Eagle Tours
Special Photography Tours & Hikes Vendors - Face Painting - Story Telling
- Post Cards
All Festivities Held at Reelfoot Lake State Park Visitotrs Center Tcur Reservations Contact R[ State ParkTSL-253-9652 & USFW 731-538-2481 For more information & Lodging contact Reelfoot Lake Tourism Council at 731-253-2AO7 ot visit our