Cuero Turkeyfest Trotting Back For Another Year

Mark your calendars for the 44th Annual Cuero Turkeyfest this Oct. 7 – 9 in Cuero.

This family-friendly event features all-day activities including Sonny the Birdman Carlin, Bubble Tower & Stilt Walking Cowgirl, Doug Moreland Chainsaw Carvings and several clowns and magicians. This is in addition to the popular annual children’s tractor pull and turkey egg hunt.

“Turkeyfest is THE event in the fall in South Texas, pulling a huge crowd from our

hometown of Cuero as well as the surrounding cities. We love bringing popular

entertainment and a family friendly festival to Cuero each year,” said Turkeyfest President James Rath.

The event kicks off Friday evening with the IBCA BBQ Cook-offs head cooks’ meeting. Chat with cooks getting ready to wow with their creations while listening to Friday night entertainment from Matt Thigpen, Bill Pekar & The Rainey Brothers,

Scott Taylor Band and Larry Joe Taylor. A new feature for this year’s event is the Cuero Turkeyfest Ranch Rodeo and Team Roping event. Gates open at 6 p.m. and the Rodeo starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Cuero Rodeo Arena.

Saturday begins bright and early at 7 a.m. with the Cuero Wellness Center’s Turkey Trot 5K followed by the traditional Great Gobbler Gallop at 10:30 a.m. Stick around for the parade and all-day fun activities. At 12:30 p.m., head over to watch team roping at the Cuero Rodeo Arena.

Don’t miss the camp cooking demonstration, the arts and crafts market and the carnival. And, stick around for the Jalapeno Eating Contest appropriately followed by the band, the Hot Attacks.

The Saturday evening dance will include music from Restless Heart, Turnpike Troubadours and LC Rocks.

Sunday will continue with exciting street performers and kids activities as well as

tunes from The Mudcatz and Los-Amigos ASG.

Admission will be available at all Turkeyfest gates, with the following prices (all children under 10 are admitted free):

Friday, Oct. 7th from 5 p.m. to close will be $10; Saturday, Oct. 8th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. will be $5 and $10 from 5 p.m. to close; and Sunday, Oct. 9 is free all day.

For more information, visit www.turkeyfest.org.

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