Welcome to the John Blue Cotton Festival
We hope that you are planning to join us this year at our thirty-first annual festival. Join us for a tour of the John Blue House, visit Shaw Cabin and McNeill Cabin to see replicas of antique cotton farming equipment, then stroll through the General Store. As you walk around the festival grounds visit with the craftsmen and craftswomen at their booths while they make and display their products. On Saturday, Deeper Shade of Blue and the Red Bluff Ramblers will be performing on stage, sharing their talent and love of bluegrass music. Local dance groups will take the stage Sunday to entertain you with gymnastics routines, tricky foot work in clogging, and modern jazz dance.
All weekend you will have the opportunity to gather with friends and family, enjoy good food and entertainment. It will be great to see you all!
The Old-Timey Fair is a chance for people to compete and show their talents in creating original craft items, baked goods, and much more. Entries can be submitted in two age groups. The first group is for participants ages 19 and up. Entries for this category include: Horticulture, Plants, Flower Arrangements, Handicrafts, Clothing, Baked Goods, Arts, Jewelry, Holiday Items, and Miscellaneous. The second age group is for participants between the ages of 5 and 18. Categories for this age group are Clothing, Arts, Flower Arrangements, Handicrafts, Foods, Horticulutre/Vegetables and Miscellaneous. Space is limited so contestants are limited to submitting one item in each category. Your item must have been made within the past year to qualify for entry. For entry deadlines or other inquiries about this event, please contact the Scotland County Extension Office (910) 277-2422, Juanita Bowen (910) 276-6835, or Ida Stewart (910) 276-4476.
Notice: While we love them just as much as you do, please do not bring your four-legged pets into the festival area.