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Frederick Cotton Festival Scheduled for November 6
By Tourism Industry Partner
The Frederick Chamber is gearing up for it’s fourth annual Cotton Festival on Saturday, November 6th, there is a great deal going on that day, below is a run down of all that is going on!
Cotton Pick’n Chili Cook Off: This year there will be cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. There is a $30 entry fee, and chili may be of any type and cooked on site or at home. 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 11am, and stay until at least 1pm, or later. Any groups, organizations, churches or individuals are welcome to enter! For more information, or for an application, call the chamber office! Tickets to taste the chili will be available that day, tickets are only $5, which will allow you to sample each team’s chili and then have a bowl of your choice!
Applications from non-food vendors are still being taken. Vendor spaces are $25, any type of non-food items may be sold. There will be a variety of vendors to shop from!
Free Tours: We are adding a new tour this year a tour of Oklahoma’s second largest dairy, the Van der Lann Dairy! Come learn about how the cows are taken care of and how the parlor works! Also, there will be tours to Red River Cotton Gin and the Oklahoma Cotton Cooperative Association Cotton Texoma Warehouse. The tours are free, and transportation will be provided. Each tour will be offered at 10:15am and 2:15pm.
City Wide Garage Sale! Frederick’s City wide Garage Sale will be that day as well, so come to Frederick early to shop the sales. A list will be available at the Chamber office and at the Cotton Festival that day.
Be sure to come to the Festival to eat lunch!
Cotton and Agricultural: Come learn all about 1920’s and modern cotton farming. Activities will include: Cotton crafts, cotton spinning and weaving, cotton displays, Farm Equipment, and Tractor and educational displays. This is in conjunction with the Pioneer Townsite Museum’s ”Seed to Sew” program. The”Seed to Sew” Program covers 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. Come pick your own cotton from the field growing in the Townsite!
Don’t miss the new Chamber of Commerce Cow Plop Contest. The Cow Plop is held in conjunction with the Cotton/Ag festival in downtown Frederick. The object of the contest is to have the cow plop on your square. If she does you win $250. How do you get involved? Buy a ticket from a Chamber of Commerce board member and you are in, you need not be present to win however it is encouraged you be there to cheer on the cow. Tickets are $5 or 5 chances for $20. Get your tickets and be there at 12:30 to see if you win.
For information about all this is going on that day, call the Frederick Chamber office at 580-335-2126.
Sharon Bennett, Executive Director
Frederick Chamber of Commerce
100 South Main
Frederick, Oklahoma 73542
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