Burton Cotton Gin Festival
AgesAll Ages Adults & kids together
It’s festival time in Burton, Texas! The Burton Cotton Gin Festival is Saturday, April 22nd. Celebrate the history 1914 Burton Farmers Gin at the 28th Annual festival. A full day of family fun from 10am till 6pm…and, it’s all free! Enjoy the main street parade at 10am…Stay for contests, food and craft booths, folk life demonstrations, a children’s barnyard… and more. Tour the oldest cotton gin in America and watch the actual ginning and baling of cotton at 3pm. Do not miss the tours of the old Wehring Shoe & Leather Shop starting at Noon! The Tractor pull starts at 1pm with a kiddie tractor pull at 4. Enjoy live entertainment by the Shiner Hobo Band… the Hilltop Ramblers and the Dujka Brothers! Find out more at CottonGinMuseum.Org… or call 979-289-3378. Proceeds help preserve the historic cotton gin. Come have a cotton pickin’ good time!
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 360 tickets. Call the museum at 979-289-3378 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org for tickets.
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