Cotton Harvest Festival Arrives in Delta County, Featuring Texas Country Artist Josh Ward
The Delta County Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Delta County Economic Development Corporation are bringing the first ever Cotton Harvest Festival to Delta County. It will feature a free performance by Texas Country Recording Artist Josh Ward on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 8 p.m. on the stage on the Square in Cooper. There will also be a Fifth Quarter event on Friday evening following the Cooper Bulldogs Homecoming game, Oct. 7.
The entities have dedicated an entire website to the event, including a new Texas-themed logo. Stating how many community members are working diligently to make this festival a huge event including more live entertainment, lots of vendors including fun, fair food and a carnival on the Square. More can be found on http://www.deltacountyed.com/delta-county-cotton-harvest-festival.html.
The carnival will begin Friday night until midnight and continue all day and night Saturday. Advanced arm bands can be purchased for an “all you can ride” night. Arm bands and tickets will be sold at the gate both nights. Here is the pricing: Advanced arm bands for Friday carnival - $8, Advanced arm bands for Saturday carnival - $15, Arm bands at the gate Friday - $10, Arm bands at the gate Saturday - $20 and individual tickets will not be sold in advance, only at gate - $1 per ticket (all rides will be one ticket). Colton Wicks will be the contact for setting up advanced ticket sales (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Delta County Chamber of Commerce will coordinate all vendors. Please contact the chamber office at 903.395.4314 if interested in becoming a vendor for the Cotton Harvest Festival. The Chamber’s contract with Texas Department of Transportation was up for renewal which prompted this change. This will be the alternative fall event for the Chamber as Chiggerfest will not be held this year.
To commemorate this awesome event, the entities will be selling T-shirts for a reasonable price. To purchase contact Shelli Hilliard at Hoity Toity, located on the East Side on the Square in Cooper.