COTTON GIN FESTIVAL CELEBRATES GIN’S 100TH ANNIVERSARY

They’re celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Burton Cotton Gin this weekend.

This is the 25th annual Cotton Gin Festival, which continues today.  The Festival was organized in the 1980s in order to preserve the Cotton Gin, and to raise funds for the Cotton Gin Museum.

Friday night's all-you-can-eat shrimp boil was a complete sell out.

Festival goers check out one of the many booths set up at the event.

Festival goers check out one of the many booths set up at the event.

Saturdays' events got underway with the parade at 10am, and throughout the day the festival featured a variety of entertainment including the Shiner Hobo Band, the Hill Top Wranglers and Alison Crowson.

The Festival also features an antique car and tractor show,  a bubble gum blowing contest, food booths and a multiple children activities.

The children take a ride on the Barrel Train.

The children take a ride on the Barrel Train.

The day will end with a street dance with The Black Cat Choir, sponsored by The White Horse Saloon.

An antique tractor show is always a big part of the festival.

An antique tractor show is always a big part of the festival.