NC Cotton Festival

DUNN, NC — The annual North Carolina Cotton Festival is set for November 4, 2017. The event draws more than 10,000 people each year and is a celebration of the farmer and in particular the cotton farmer and their contributions as well as the cotton farming and harvesting heritage that plays an important role in the Dunn area.

It is a time to put the spotlight on downtown Dunn, a growing and thriving area of commercial and retail development. There are several blocks of carnival rides and games, stages of entertainment featuring a variety of music, a classic car show, many vendors offering commercial products, food and crafts, downtown shopping from some of the most unique shops you can find, freebies and more.

November is peak season for cotton farmers and downtown Dunn was once known as the largest wagon cotton yard in the country. During the festival, the local cotton gin, that until recent years was located in downtown, offers free tours through the gin so that everyone can see cotton production up close and personal.

No admission is charged to get into the festival, but rides, food and crafts have a charge. Shuttles are offered from the festival site to the gin and back every half hour. For additional information call (910) 892-3282 or visit