Posted by on March 11, 2009 in Upcoming Events


Kites, kites, and more kites! The 19th Annual Eureka Springs Kite Festival will be held at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, truly an event for all ages. Bring your cameras as this is a true photo opportunity. Kite flying clubs from Kansas City, Tulsa, Little Rock and others will be on hand to share in the fun. Bring your own kite or make one one-site with a $3.00 to the Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge.

After you have had all the excitement that you can handle, check out the Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge and visit the lions, tigers, and bears…oh my! There are currently about 120 wild animals at the refuge and feeding time at is an event not to be missed. Every day, over 1000 pounds of meat is fed to the cats. This is a time to really get to know the large cats and experience true power of these big cats; hear the low growl of the tigers, high pitched screams of the cougars, and caroling of the lions. Feeding times after mid March will be about 5 p.m. We encourage you to call ahead to ensure you do not miss any of the excitement. Also, take the time to go on a guided ½ mile walking tour that leaves every hour on the hour starting at 11 A.M.