FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SEPTEMBER 3, 2014
GOBBLE AND TROT FOR FUN AT THE ELDON TURKEY FESTIVAL
 

Lake of the Ozarks, Mo. -- The City of Eldon will celebrate its status as one of Missouri's top turkey producers on Sept. 27 at its 29th Annual Eldon Turkey Festival.  The downtown festival is a full day of turkey-themed fun for the whole family.

 

The festival's annual Turkey Trot 5K combines with the Eldon High School's Alumni Walk/Run this year.  The race begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Eldon Aquatic Center at Air Park on North Franklin Street.  Participants are encouraged to pre-register at www.cityofeldonmissouri.com.

 

"Back to our Roots" is the theme of this year's Turkey Festival Parade, which begins at 10 a.m.  The parade features floats and bands, as well as antique and modified tractors and classic cars.  Lil' Mr. and Miss Gobbler, to be crowned on Friday evening, Sept. 26, will also be featured in the parade. 


Quilts, crafts, a petting zoo, bounce house and many more booths will be part of the fun of the day.  Food vendors will offer festival favorites including, but not limited to, corn dogs, kettle corn, barbecue, alligator burgers and, of course, smoked turkey legs.  A demolition derby and the Eldon High School Alumni Street Party, with live music and dancing on three stages, will take the fun into the evening.

 

More information is available from the Eldon Chamber of Commerce, online at www.EldonChamber.com or by phone at 573-392-3752.

 

For information about all events and activities at the Lake of the Ozarks, as well as dining and accommodations, visit our website at FunLake.com or call 1-800-FUN-LAKE.

For media assistance or high-resolution photography, please call The Beenders-Walker Group toll-free at 800-544-8474 or email Marjorie BeendersJo DuncanDeb Hendricks or Kyle Stewart.

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LAKE OF THE OZARKS TRI-COUNTY LODGING ASSOCIATION 

& CONVENTION AND VISITOR BUREAU

Phone: 800-FUN-LAKE (386-5253) Fax: 573-348-2293  

P.O. Box 1498  Osage Beach, MO 65065

Website: www.FunLake.com  Email: Info@FunLake.com  

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