Annual Cotton Gin Festival

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  28th Annual Cotton Gin Festival!
April 21 - 22, 2017

Schedule of Events (subject to change)

Friday - April 21

Festival kicks-off with ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT SHRIMP BOIL -- $350 Sponsor Table includes 8 tickets; limit 408 tickets. TICKETS ALL SOLD OUT.

6:00 p.m. -- doors open at Burton Community Center

6:30 p.m. -- All you can eat Shrimp served

7:00 p.m. -- Live Auction begins


Saturday - April 22 -FREE ADMISSION

Starts off with Main Street Parade and includes the Children's Bicycle Parade... Family activities and contests (bubble gum blowing, pie eating, seed pulling), Food Booths, Craft Booths, Children's Barnyard , Antique Tractor Show and Pull, Tours of historic 1914 Burton Farmers Gin, Tours of Wehring Shoe Shop and Cotton Warehouse, Folk Life Demonstrations, and Antique Engine Exhibits!


Saturday Key Events and Entertainment Schedule (subject to change)

10:00 a.m.   Gates open to the public

10:00 a.m.   Cotton Gin Festival Parade

11:30 a.m.   Bubble Gum Blowing Contest

Noon            SHINER HOBO BAND

12:30 p.m.   Pie Eating Contest

1:00 p.m.     Tractor Pull Begins

1:30 p.m.     Cotton Seed Pulling Contest

2:30 p.m.     HILLTOP RAMBLERS

3:00 p.m.     Ginning of historic cotton bales


4:00 p.m.     Kiddie Tractor Pull