Turtle Festival

Turtle Festival

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Is there going to be turtle festival this year
Sharon Henninger Hawes and Jennifer Johnson this would be good for Rachel.
Help us get out the word!
It's time!!!

CANCELED FOR 2021 ��
TURTLE FESTIVAL"A Fun Day in the Park for Kids!"Hosted by the Belton Kiwanis Hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Belton, Texas, the annual Turtle Festival is designed to positively impact children’s lives by partnering with community organizations, matching needs with opportunities, and fostering the development of key relationships.

Operating as usual

04/29/2022

When the Belton Kiwanis Club first started the Turtle Festival 15 years ago, it was designed to be a “Fun Day in the Park for Families”. We provided fun activities for children at no cost. To enable us to offer the activities for free, we added vendors who sold family-friendly items and we also gave organizations that offer services to families a free platform to display what they offered. Of course, the rubber turtle race was the high point of every Festival.

After a 2-year hiatus for the pandemic, we planned the Turtle Festival as always, the last Saturday in April. This week we were surprised by cancellations of activities which left us with mainly vendors. We made the difficult choice to cancel the festival rather than offer a vendor fair with very limited activities for the children.

This was an emotionally difficult decision for our club, but we are hopeful to be able to once again offer a “Fun Day in the Park for Families” at a later date. We appreciate our loyal exhibitors, many of whom have been with us from the beginning, the community which has been so supportive, and are very sorry for any inconvenience.

04/29/2022

This is so hard for me to do, but because of circumstances beyond our control we have had to cancel the Turtle Festival. We will be notifying everyone who has already purchased adoptions for refunds.

04/23/2022

If you’re having trouble finding a Kiwanian to buy adoptions from, send a PM and I’ll find someone to meet you somewhere.

04/15/2022

I can’t wait to bring my turtle to the Belton Kiwanis Turtle Festival April 30! I just know he’ll win the Live Turtle Race!

04/07/2022

Adoption certificates for the Ultimate Turtle Race are now available! Check with any Belton Kiwanian!

03/22/2022

Stay tuned for more information-Turtle Festival is April 30, 2022!!

03/25/2021

Here's the info!

03/24/2021

The announcement you’ve been waiting on!

03/17/2021

Keep watching for an exciting NEW event! Details to follow!!

03/21/2020

Taking into consideration the turmoil we are all experiencing we had to make a hard decision. We’re so sad to announce we have cancelled the Belton Kiwanis Turtle Festival scheduled for April 25.
We hope to see you next year!

02/28/2020

Randy Pittenger kicked off Turtle Adoption Season by purchasing the first adoptions from Rhonda Hershey, Turtle Festival Coordinator.
Purchase an adoption from any Kiwanian for $5.00, get a coupon for a free Chick-Fil-A sandwich in Temple and possibly win $1000!

01/20/2020

Can you believe there's only 96 days until the 2020 Turtle Festival?

05/03/2019

🐢 We have a winner for the Ultimate Turtle Race ... Adoption certificate #58 won the grand prize! Congratulations Kim! See you Tuesday to pick up your check! 🐢

04/30/2019

Thank you to Gage Construction for sponsoring the Rock Climbing Wall at Turtle Festival this past weekend! We couldn’t have this awesome community event without our wonderful sponsors! Thank you Tommy Gage ❤️🐢

At Gage Construction Inc., we specialize in handling every part of your construction project from concept to completion. You will receive direct interaction with our President and construction crew.

04/28/2019

So sad!

MISSING/STOLEN!!!!!
(Edit 4/28/19- MALE WAS FOUND SAFE, FEMALE STILL MISSING!)
TWO (very loved & spoiled) SULCATA TORTOISES WERE TAKEN FROM PROPERTY!!!
East Temple/knob creek road!
Owner was gone 15 minutes! They are not too heavy to carry for a strong person, the larger one was adopted from our rescue and I personally carried him so I know its possible.
Please keep a watch for them being sold or given away, they are well loved pets!!!

LARGE TORT SPOTTED BY OLD CONOCO IN TEMPLE BY TSC! 4/27 7PM

04/28/2019

This breaks our heart 🐢❤️

MISSING/STOLEN!!!!!
(Edit 4/28/19- MALE WAS FOUND SAFE, FEMALE STILL MISSING!)
TWO (very loved & spoiled) SULCATA TORTOISES WERE TAKEN FROM PROPERTY!!!
East Temple/knob creek road!
Owner was gone 15 minutes! They are not too heavy to carry for a strong person, the larger one was adopted from our rescue and I personally carried him so I know its possible.
Please keep a watch for them being sold or given away, they are well loved pets!!!

LARGE TORT SPOTTED BY OLD CONOCO IN TEMPLE BY TSC! 4/27 7PM

04/27/2019

Today’s the day 🐢🐢🐢

04/26/2019

Tomorrow‘s forecast ☀️ and lots of 🐢🐢🐢

Photos from Turtle Festival's post 04/24/2019

What will Freddie be wearing this year? You’ll have to come to the Turtle Festival to find out!

04/22/2019

Freddie is looking fabulous! You can see her this Thursday morning in KCEN (6AM hour) and on Saturday at the live Turtle Race at 1:00pm

The 12th annual Turtle Festival, presented by the Belton Kiwanis Club, will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Yettie Polk Park in Belton. The free community event will include games, bounce houses, a petting farm, crafts, live music, vendors and turtle-themed activities.
Kiwanis Club of Belton, Texas

http://www.tdtnews.com/life/article_24a0cdd8-629c-11e9-912b-e7eaead8d617.html

03/15/2019

Turtle Festival Vendor Application ... Link is in comments 🐢

03/12/2019

🐢 Calling VENDORS ... it’s not too late! 🐢 Mark your calendar ... Turtle Festival is around the corner! 🐢

02/16/2019

Randy Pittenger purchases a Turtle Adoption for the #1 Turtle! Come out to Belton Market Days and adopt a rubber turtle for the race and maybe you’ll win $1000!!

09/25/2018

If you love Turtle Festival, you’re gonna love this!

06/28/2018

Good word!!

Photos from Turtle Festival's post 05/08/2018

Congratulations to our Ultimate Turtle Race winners!

05/07/2018

Now that things have died down a little, what was your favorite activity at the Turtle Festival? What would you like to see next year?

Photos from Turtle Festival's post 04/28/2018

Faith had faith and hung around and actually won the live turtle raffle.

Photos from Turtle Festival's post 04/28/2018

Ultimate turtle race!

04/28/2018

Come on out and meet the famous turtles who raced on KCENTV! You can buy a raffle ticket for $5 or 3 for $10 and possibly bring home your own celebrities!

Thanks to a generous donation, we will be raffling off a pair of red-eared sliders with the tanks, equipment, food, and everything you'll need for them! We will require a parent's written consent to enter the raffle! And if you win, you'll have 2 turtles to enter into the real live turtle race next year!

04/28/2018

I know it’s small, but here’s the map with the vendors listed!

04/28/2018

Here's what's happening at the Gazebo--10:00 is the Capp Polka Band, 11:00 is the BHS String Quartet, Noon is the South Belton Middle School String Quartet, 12:30 High Point Elementary Choir, 2:00 will be South Belton Middle School Jazz Band, and at 3:00 will be Southwest Elementary Choir. Quite an array of entertainment.

04/28/2018

It is officially Turtle Festival Day! I'm so excited--there are so many great vendors coming, community agencies who are bringing games and activities, free activities paid for by our wonderful sponsors, and the food vendors....you might have to just roll me home! Don't miss any of the excitement!

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101 S. Davis
Belton, TX
76513

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7am - 8am

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