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Burton Cotton Gin Festival

April 9th, 2011 by Pamela Murski

Cotton Gin Festival

Just a few miles on down  the  road from the B&B is the Texas Cotton Gin Museum.  It brings old-fashioned family fun in a celebration for all ages, Friday and Saturday, April 15-16 at the annual Burton Cotton Gin Festival.

Celebrating an era when cotton was king, the Burton Cotton Gin Festival makes history come alive! The Festival kicks off on Friday night with the All-You-Can-Eat Shrimp Boil and a live auction beginning at 6 pm. Tickets are $25 per person.

On Saturday, gates open at 9 am. The main parade begins at 11 am and includes the Children’s Bicycle Parade. Other activities include tractor pulls and antique tractor displays; folk life demonstrations including spinning, weaving, quilting, tatting, bobbin lace, soap making, blacksmith, woodcarving and more; arts/crafts/food booths; pie eating contest and bubble gum blowing contest; and a Kids Zone with petting zoo and games.

Tours of the oldest operating cotton gin in America are just one part of the day-long focus on history and fun. Close out the day with the foot stompin’ sounds of the Clayton Adams Band, playing until midnight.

For more information, visit Texas Cotton Gin Museum or call 888-273-6426.

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