6-8 March 2015 Houston, Minnesota USA

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International Owl Coloring Contest

Click here to see the 2014 winners!

All you have to do is draw or color a picture of an owl of any kind and mail it to us! You can draw your own picture, print off a picture from the internet or find one in a coloring book to color. All entries will be used to decorate the businesses throughout Houston during the Owl Festival.


  • On the front of the picture write: name, age, city, state/country
  • On a separate piece of paper TYPE: first and last name, address, city, state, postal code, country, age, email address
  • There is no age limit as long as name and age are included on the front of the picture
  • Entries must be received by February 1, 2015
  • Limit one entry per person
  • Use enough postage, as "postage due" entries will be refused.
  • All properly labeled entries are placed into a drawing for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes. A prize is also given for the entry from the farthest away. Prizes are typically owl books or art projects, plus an Owl Festival admission button.
  • All entries become the property of the Houston Nature Center/International Owl Center and cannot be returned due to the volume of entries received.
  • Results will be posted on our public Facebook page by mid February.

Entries should be mailed to:

International Festival of Owls
P O Box 731
Houston, MN 55943


Kids Activities at the Festival

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Kids will enjoy getting their faces painted like an owl, making a variety of owl crafts, or trying out some owl activities.


Saturday March 7, 2015 from 10:30 – 2:30

Sunday, March 8, 2015 from 10:00 - 2:00

Houston High School

Admission sticker is required.  Additional fees for face painting.


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