There is still time to participate in the upcoming Corcoran Cotton Festival, which will be held Saturday, Oct. 6.
The event will begin with the Cotton Parade and this year’s Cotton Queen and her court will be center stage. The parade will kick off down Whitley Avenue and will end at the Recreation Association of Corcoran, where all the rest of the day’s activities will be held.
There will be a carnival, food and craft vendors, live entertainment by August, a beer garden and much more. Bingo will once again be held. Presale Bingo ticket packets are available at the chamber office for $10. Each packet contains nine games (three games on each card plus one soft drink). The same ticket packets will be $15 at the door on the day of the event. Bingo is open to adults ages 18 years and older. There will also be a snack bar with refreshments available for purchase.
The Chamber is currently accepting vendor applications. Vendor application forms are available at the Corcoran Chamber of Commerce office which is located at 1040 Whitley Avenue next to Christmas Tree Park. Vendor food booths are limited and it’s best to get applications in early. Food booths must be cleared by the Kings County Health Department.
Those who wish to enter the Cost Less Food Company Cotton parade can do so by filling out an entry format the chamber office. This year’s parade theme will be Cotton Under the Sea. Entry into the parade is free. Parade categories include floats both civic and non-profit, commercial and school; equestrian-single, pairs and group; bands both high school and elementary/Jr. High; antique car, comic and novelty, marching/walking groups, performing groups-dancers, twirlers, etc.; decorated motor vehicle, antique farm equipment, equipment and other. Parade entry forms are due Friday, Sept. 28.
For more information on the festival or with questions contact Lisa at the chamber office at 992-4514 or stop by the office at 1040 Whitley Avenue.
The 9th annual Springfest and Aftershock Car Show which was scheduled for Saturday, May 16 in downtown Corcoran has been postponed due to COVID-19. Currently a new date has yet to be determined.