Little Miss Cotton Boll, Maid of Cotton will be crowned
FREDERICK The Frederick Chamber will sponsor its sixth annual Cotton Festival Nov. 3 on the Tillman County Courthouse square and the Townsite Museum Complex.
Festivities will begin at 10 a.m.
There will be many vendors selling food and non-food items along with free tours of the Red River Cotton Gin, if weather conditions permit. There also will be displays about 1920s and modern cotton farming. Activities will include cotton crafts, cotton spinning and weaving, cotton displays, farm equipment, tractor and educational displays. This is in conjunction with the Pioneer Townsite Museum's "Seed to Sew" program, which includes cotton picking, ginning, carding, spinning, weaving and sewing. It also features exhibitions of cotton farming from the early 20th century, including a mini-cotton gin.
Bounce houses for children of different ages will be set up east of the courthouse.
The Crawford Collection will be open that day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. just south of the courthouse.
Entertainment will include the Wichita Mountain Bluegrass, a great bluegrass band from Mountain Park, starting at 11 a.m., along with other local entertainment.
Chili cook-off will be held
There will be a Cotton Pick'n Chili Cook Off in which cash prizes of more than $600 will be awarded. There is a $30 entry fee, and chili may be of any type and cooked on site or at home. The chamber will provide crackers, sample cups, bowls, spoons, and napkins, and ticket containers for voting. Chili teams are asked to be ready to start serving at 11 a.m., and stay until at least 1 p.m., or later. All groups, organizations, churches or individuals are welcome to participate.