2017 Greenwood Fall Festival

reenwood Fall Festival 2017If you’re looking for a great daytrip from anywhere in the North Texas, DFW area, mark your calendars for the 20th Annual Greenwood Fall Festival on Saturday, October 14, 2017 in Downtown Greenwood, Texas.

 Greenwood EE Club Wise Extension Education Association

The mission of Texas Extension Education Association is to work with Texas AgriLife Extension Service to strengthen and enrich families through educational Programs, leadership development; and community service.

Our proceeds raised from the Festival are donated to local groups such as:

Angel Fund

Buyers Association

CASA

4-H Scholarship & 4-H Expenses Wise County

Greenwood/Slidell Fire Department

Miscellaneous community needs

North Texas Stockings for Soldiers

Slidell School Library & School Supplies

Sonflower Camp

Voices Youth & Family Services

W.A.R.M.

Wise Crisis Center

The Eagle Lady

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Doris Mager and ET

Come join us on Wednesday, February 3rd at 1:00 pm for a birds of prey program at the Thomsen Foundation featuring Doris Mager of S.O.A.R. (Save Our American Raptors, Inc.). Doris is on her last trip to Texas presenting her birds of prey program before retiring. Help North Texas bird lovers give Doris a great send off thanking her for decades of dedication to eagles, hawks, owls and other birds of prey. Check out the full story of her work with birds of prey at www.theeaglelady.com/. Doris travels the US giving her programs accompanied by ET the Great Horned Owl, and an Eastern Screech Owl. Her 50 years of experience provides a wealth of knowledge to share and she is a delight to watch. We attended the show last year and are looking forward to seeing it again this year.

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For a donation to S.O.A.R., you can pose with ET on your gloved arm.

Directions to the Thomsen Foundation: Street address is 1859 Parker Dairy Road, Forestburg, TX. Drive west from Denton on Hwy 380(University). On the east side of Decatur exit onto FM 730(Trinity Street) and go north (left at the stop sign). At about 12 miles north of 380 turn left on County Road 2650. Turn left when the road dead ends, then continue as it bends to the right twice. Turn left at the first road on the left, Wise Road. After Wise Road dead ends at Parker Dairy Road, turn right. The Thomsen Foundation will be driveway just after the house on your right.

 

Kathy with Screech Owl

Kathy definitely had a good time at last years show posing with the Screech Owl.

ET In Flight

ET

ET was the star of the show.

2015 Greenwood, TX Fall Festival

Come Visit Greenwood, TX for this year’s Annual Fall Festival on October 10, 2015.

 Any Texan will tell you that Fall is a great time in the Lone Star State with cooler temperatures, football, hunting and fall festivals keeping everyone busy in the great outdoors. One of the best festivals is coming soon to our neighborhood. Come join us for a parade, crafts, food, games, door prizes, a silent auction and fun for the kids on Saturday, October 10, 2015 in Greenwood, Texas, a short day trip from Dallas and Fort Worth.
GreenwoodFallFestival '15We Have Tractors

You like tractors? We have a lot of tractors in the parade.

Baptist Float

A parade is not complete without floats.

Raffel

There will be two raffles, one for a quilt and another for a $500 Cabelas’ gift card.

Rope'emBalloonstrain ride

Did I mention fun for the kids? The simple pleasures can be the best.

Bake Sale

The local EE Club offers many home made items to tickle your taste buds. My favorite is a jar of pear preserves.

Museum StepsMuseum

Step into the Greenwood Museum for a glimpse into the past.

Silent Auction

Make your bid at the Silent Auction.

Beans&Cornbread

They are a motley group of guys, but they make the best beans and cornbread. Are so they say. Come on by and judge for yourself.

CraftsYou can eat your beans a you visit the many craft vendors.

Greenwood Grocery

While the Greenwood Fall Festival only happens once a year, we are often drawn to Greenwood Grocery for a cheeseburger.

2014 Greenwood Fall Festival

The day started out with a light drizzle and a chill, but soon became the perfect Fall day for this year’s Greenwood Fall Festival sponsored by the Greenwood EE Club. The activities, parade, games, silent auction and vendors displaying their crafts, were enjoyed by children and adults alike. The money the club raised will go a long way to help support many local organizations in the Greenwood area.

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TPFA Forging & Shoeing Contest

Craig Trynka hammering out his bar shoe for the Eagle Eye Class at the 34th Annual TPFA Contest at the North Texas State Fairgrounds in Denton, TX Friday morning. The contestants got one look at a shoe, then 20 minutes to duplicate it. Craig was one of the farriers choosing to go old school utilizing coal while others used propane furnaces to produce the kind of heat needed to turn a piece of strap steel into a horseshoe. The sound of hammers and heat from the forges filled the air as each competitor relied on quick hands and a steady eye to recreate the shoe they had viewed.

NATRC in the LBJ Grasslands

Region 4 of the North American Trail Ride Conference was in the LBJ Grasslands for two days this weekend, taking part in a benefit trail ride. Saturday, I caught up with the riders at mile 17 on the Orange Trail as they paused for a Pulse and Respiration Stop where their horses’ condition was evaluated. After the health of their mount was verified, they were judged going over two obstacles and climbing up a hill out of a wash. This was only a small part of the challenges the participants faced during the two-day event. The horsemanship of the rider and the condition of the horse are constantly being judged and can result in deductions from the 100 points each rider has at the beginning of the ride.

NATRC is based on the philosophies of stimulating the breeding and use of horses possessed of stamina and hardiness for trail riding and to encourage good horsemanship, training and conditioning of the horses.

NATRC

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