|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. THE DUJKA BROTHERS BAND
4:00 p.m. Kiddie Tractor Pull