The Eagle festival or Golden Eagle festival is a traditional festival, annually held in the first week of October, in Western Mongolia by local Kazakh minority and the Mongolian Eagle Hunters’ Association for the purpose of promoting their heritage to the next generation. In the eagle festival, Kazakhs show their eagle hunting culture, skills and compete the catching small stuffed animals such as foxes and hares with trained golden eagles. Additionally, this festival includes a lot of activities such as parade, best eagle at hunting and locating, cultural and handicrafts exhibition, Uriankhai archery competition, and goatskin tug of war on horseback.
An another smaller festival, the Altai Kazakh Eagle festival, is held nearby Tolbo village in the 3rd week of September each year. It follows much the same pattern as larger Golden Eagle festival, with about 40 eagle hunters participating.