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The 40th Annual Cuero Turkeyfest
The 40th Annual Cuero Turkeyfest
October 12-14, 2012
Harvey Schumacher and his restored John Deere tractor and turkey float.
The turkeys begin their procession with the help of the Doehrman family.
The "turkeys" from the Turkey Trot Centennial Coronation play "A Trot Through Time" demonstrate how a turkey race should be run before the Great Gobbler Gallop.
Turkeys everywhere! Little ones from the 100th Anniversary Cuero Turkey Trot Coronation "A Trot Through Time" demonstrate how a turkey race is run.
The Royal Court of the 100th Anniversary Cuero Turkey Trot take a bow during the opening ceremonies before the Great Gobbler Gallop.
Sultan Yekrut XV Joe Adams and Sultana Oreuc XV Kayla Jones were the official Great Gobbler Gallop starters.
The long walk to the starting line.
The Race Teams ready themselves and their birds at the starting line for the Great Gobbler Gallop.
The Great Gobbler Gallop begins!
Winners of the 2012 Great Gobbler Gallop, Ruby's Team from Cuero, Texas!
Great Gobbler Gallop Champions for 2012!
The Royal Float of the 100th Anniversary Cuero Turkey Trot.
The Sultan and Sultana with their pages The Prince of Meyersville Dane Foerster and Sultan's Servant Emma Adams.
The Junior Sultan Viren Vora and Junior Sultana Alex Villafranca with the Grand Pasharina Annabel McLeod of the 100th Anniversary Cuero Turkey Trot.
The Ladies in Waiting Anni Warwas, Caytlyn Phillips, Katie Drehr with the Grand Vizier James Crain III.
The turkeys return to trot down Esplanade.
Just like old times at the Cuero Turkey Trot.
A group of youngsters from the Doehrman family see just how easy it is to guide a flock of turkeys in a Cuero Turkey Trot parade during the 40th Annual Turkeyfest.
The 100th Anniversary Cuero Turkey Trot featured turkeys returning to Esplanade for the first time in 40 years as part of the Turkeyfest celebration in 2012.
The Doehrman Family celebrate after a successful Turkey Trot.
The turkeys after their exciting trot.
Jaydie & Cash Cooper enjoy a ride in the parade.
Turkey Trot/Turkeyfest legend Coco the Clown gets a ride from the Cuero Fire Department.
A "turkey" breaks loose from the flock.
The Jalapeno Eating Contest sponsored by Whataburger is always a fiery hit.
A nice day for a Turkeyfest!
Our Turkey Trot royalty Sultana Oreuc XV Kayla Jones was on hand all weekend to greet her subjects. Just don't call her a queen or a princess.
Arts & Crafts booths dot the landscape with plenty of unique handmade items.
A family gets a drawing from an artist at the Arts & Crafts market.
A look at the Turkeyfest Mall.
Our movie screen for the nightly family movies.
There has to be a coop of turkeys if you are at a turkey festival. This is a group of heritage breed birds from the Harvey Schumacher farm.
Curious turkeys at Turkeyfest.
Here is the pen of turkeys for the Race Your Own Turkey event on Sunday.
Some of our Minnesota friends taking a break from the festival.
We even had a little Midget Wrestling come to town on Sunday.
Watching the wrestling action from a safe distance.
The Children's Tractor Pull is always a hit with the little ones.
A few young tractor pull winners!
Our Sultana even helped with the officiating of the Children's Tractor Pull.
The Race Your Own Turkey event allows amateurs to see if they have what it takes for the big league of professional turkey racing.
Race Your Own Turkey on Sunday at the Cuero Turkeyfest.
Future Ruby Begonia Race Team members.
The Big Screen was lit for Family Movie Night.
The crowd outside the pavilion at the Cuero Turkeyfest. The celebration is an annual reunion for family and friends.
Charlie Robison kicked the music off on Friday night.
The Turkeyfest Main Stage in our covered pavilion. Dancing allowed rain or shine, but mostly shine!
Jason Boland & The Stragglers headlined our Friday night lineup on the Turkeyfest Main Stage.
Jason Boland & The Stragglers
Jason Boland & The Stragglers.
The Texas Tornados entertained from the Turkeyfest Main Stage on Saturday night.
The Texas Tornados
The Texas Tornados.
Flaco Jiminez of The Texas Tornados.
Cory Morrow hit the stage on Saturday night at the Cuero Turkeyfest.
Some of our Turkey Trot royalty waiting for an autograph in the backstage VIP area.
The crowd awaits the Saturday night headliner at the Cuero Turkeyfest.
Front row at Turkeyfest!
Backstage Meet & Greet with Casey Donahew.
Casey Donahew and a Sultana.
The Casey Donahew Band headlined the Turkeyfest Main Stage on Saturday night.
The Casey Donahew Band at the Cuero Turkeyfest.