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Sep 1, 2021 | Featured News, Sports | 0 comments

Cotton Festival returns October 2

Featured News, Sports | 0 comments


Written by Tina Botill


The 60th Corcoran Cotton Festival is being planned for Saturday, October 2. With the return of the festival which was cancelled last year due to COVID—comes the return of the Amateur Rib Cook-Off.

Festival activities will kick off with the Cost Less Foods parade which will start at 10 a.m. on Whitley Avenue. The parade route will start at King Avenue and continue on Whitley Avenue through to Dairy Avenue ending at the James G. Boswell II Community Park. This year’s theme is The Wonderful World of Disney.

The rib cook-off which is being sponsored by Smithfield Farms will allow residents to purchase $10 rib tasting tickets which will include a sample from each of the 10 team participants.

Bingo is back and will be held in the Kate H. Boswell Senior Center from 12-4 p.m. The Corcoran Rotary Club is sponsoring free swim from 3-6 p.m. at the Corcoran Pool.

A Classic Amusements carnival will also be on hand. Pre-sale carnival wristbands will be sold for $30 each and will include unlimited admission to rides, bounce houses and games. Games will include Joey’s Jumping Castles, inflatables, a dunk tank and more.

There will also be a diaper derby, an ice cream eating contest, a horseshoe, cornhole and soccer tournament along with crafts and cookie decorating table for kids.

Food vendors, craft vendors and a beer and wine garden will be on tap. Live performances and demonstrations will be held throughout the day.

The August Band will perform from the Crookshanks Outdoor Amphitheater for the evening dance from 6-10 p.m. The band performs a wide range of music from Latin, Tejano, Old School, R&B, Funk, Pop to Country.

Anyone wishing to become a sponsor for the Cotton Festival can visit the chamber website at www.corcoranchamber.com. Sponsorship levels include Planter-$25; Seed Sower-$100; Harvester-$250; and Ginner-$500. All sponsors will be included in promotional materials and advertisements.

For more information or with any questions call Lisa Shaw at the chamber at 992-4514.

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