The 2018 Burton Cotton Gin Festival starts off with the Main Street parade and includes the children’s bicycle parade. Family activities and contests (bubble gum blowing, pie eating, seed pulling), food and craft booths, children’s barnyard, antique tractor show and pull, tours of historic 1914 Burton Farmers Gin, tours of Wehring Shoe Shop and Cotton Warehouse, folk life demonstrations, and antique engine exhibits!
For the complete schedule, visit https://www.visitbrenhamtexas.com/event/burton-cotton-gin-festival-2/
History of the Burton Cotton Gin is quite interesting as found on the website.
You can have a front row seat to see Lady B in action for her annual run on April 21 if you head over to Burton.
Where is this? 307 N. Main St., Burton (12 miles west of Brenham on Highway 290)
What are the details? The festival is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and is free
What if I just want to go see the gin? Cotton gin tours are available at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. every Tuesday through Saturday.