Rains County Eagle Fest

01/20/2018   7:00 am - 5:00 pm


Location
Rains Elementary School / 372 FM 3299
Emory, Texas

More Info
903-473-2465





This year marks the 23rd Annual Rains County Eagle Fest.

The first festival was held following a resolution in 1995 when the 74th Legislature of the State of Texas declared Rains County "The Eagle Capital of Texas" as an effort to protect and preserve the American Bald Eagles in the area.

The Rains County Eagle Fest hosts visitors from all over the country. It is a full day festival celebrating and highlighting the American Bald Eagles that live around Lake Fork, Lake Tawakoni and in Rains County. The festival includes a line-up of live bird shows, educational exhibits and displays, entertaining wildlife presentations, interactive Aztec Dance performances, nature tours, craft and food vendors and more!

A highlight of the festival is the bus and barge tours at Lake Fork and the special bus tours at the old Iron Bridge Crossing at the Sabine River Authority on Lake Tawakoni. The tours provide a special opportunity to view eagles and other birds and wildlife native to the area in their natural habitat.

General Admission is $5 for adults and teens. Children under 12 are free. Bus and barge tours are available at an additional cost - Bus tours are $5 per person; Barge tours are $35 per person. Tickets are available in advance online. General Admission and Bus Tour tickets will also be available at the door (however, due to limited seating on the barge tours, tickets usually sell out in advance).

Full details and links are available at www.visitrainscounty.com under the "EVENT" tab.

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Lake Fork Current Weather Alerts

There are no active watches, warnings or advisories.

 

Lake Fork Weather Forecast

Sunday

Hot

Hi: 100

Sunday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 77

Monday

Hot

Hi: 101

Monday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 76

Tuesday

Hot

Hi: 101

Tuesday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 78

Wednesday

Slight Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 101

Wednesday Night

Chance Thunderstorms

Lo: 73


Lake Fork Water Level (last 30 days)


Water Level on 8/15: 395.60 (-7.40)



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Fishing Report from TPWD (Aug. 10)

GOOD. Water Stained; 84-88 degrees; 7.31 feet low. Bass continue to be shallow early in the morning in 1-4 feet of water on windblown points biting topwaters, and shad patterned square bill crankbaits. Mid morning the bite transitions to big wood in 5-7 feet of water using shaky heads with Xcite slim X in June bug, red bug are best. Carolina rigs are good in 12-16 feet of water on ridges with 7-8 inch worms in watermelon candy and June bug. Report by Lake Fork fishing guide Marc Mitchell, Lake Fork Pro. The bass fishing is slow with most catches in 1-6 feet of water and in 18-25 feet of water on points using shaky heads. Sand bass are fair in 14-16 feet of water. Crappie are good on brush piles and standing timber. Catfish are good on baited holes. Report by Jason Hoffman, Lake Fork Guide Service. Crappie continue to be stacked up in laydowns, brush piles and trees in 15-28 feet of water biting best on minnows. Report provided by Jacky Wiggins, Jacky Wiggins Guide Service.

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