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Apr 27 | Burton
www.texascottonginmuseum.org | (979) 289-3378
It’s a full day of family fun celebrating the oldest operating Cotton Gin in America, in tiny Burton...on Hwy 290, halfway between Austin & Houston...and it’s free! Everything kicks off that day with a Main Street parade at 10am. This year, the Texas Cotton Gin Museum is teaming up with the Burton Chamber of Commerce and having a float contest. There will be winners for 3 categories – Most Creative, Most Traditional and Judge’s Choice. So get together with family, friends, co-workers or a group to enter your float in the parade and win some Burton Bucks to spend around town! Visit our website for parade entry forms https://www.texascottonginmuseum.org/events.html The fun then continues on the museum grounds with music, contests, food/ craft booths, folk life demonstrations, a children’s barnyard petting zoo, a fun train for all ages, “farmer for a day” area, tours of 1914 Burton Farmers Gin, tours of the Wehring Shoe & Leather Shop and the ginning and baling of cotton at 3pm. Musical Entertainment includes: 12-2:30 Robert Zientek 2:30-4 Allison & the Texas Two By Fours 4-6pm The Dujka Brothers The Tractor pull starts at 1pm with a kiddie tractor pull at 4. Find out more at TexasCottonGinMuseum.Org… or call 979-289-3378. And remember all proceeds help preserve the historic cotton gin---the oldest operating gin left in the United States. These next few weeks we will be gearing up for all of this fun… so if you would like to pitch in to help prepare or would like to volunteer on festival day, or any time of the year~please let us know! It’s alot of work taking care of a 105 year old cotton gin! We would love to have you join us.