Annual Cotton Fest & Chili Cook-Off

November 2, 2019

Agriculture is a huge part of our economy, especially cotton!  So what better way to celebrate a successful crop, than by holding a huge festival?  For nearly a decade, the Cotton Festival and Chili Cook-Off has been a favorite event of many southwest Oklahomans.  Activities are held throughout the entire day which include the Chili Cook-Off, live entertainment, craft vendors, the Little Miss Cotton Bowl Pageant, Cotton Gin Tours, Corn Hole Tournament and much more!

The Pioneer Townsite Museum also features exhibitions of cotton farming from the early 20th century, including a mini-cotton gin.  Come learn all about 1920’s and modern cotton farming, including: cotton crafts, cotton spinning and weaving, cotton displays, Farm Equipment, and Tractor and educational displays.

Join us the first Saturday in November for a festival you won’t forget!

Those wishing to be a vendor should download the application below.



Chili Cook-Off:

In 2018 a Grand Prize of $750 was given to the winner of the Chili Cook-Off, Legal Aide Services of Altus OK


Second Place was BancFirst who won $350.

Third place went to Denver Olsen $250. 

People's Choice Winners were Denver Olsen & the Frederick Fire Department

Check out our 2017 KSWO commerical!


Chili Cookers & Teams- download the Chili Cook Off Application below.



Pageant Participants:

The annual pageant for Little Miss Cotton Boll and the Maid of Cotton will be during the Cotton Festival at 1 pm.

Participants in the Little Miss Cotton Boll are 1st through 3rd grade.
Participants for the Maid of Cotton pageant are 4th through 6th grade.


Pictured are the 2018 Little Miss Cotton Boll winners from left: 2nd Runner Up Claire Collins, 1st Runner Up Taijah Hankieson and LIttle Miss Cotton Boll Crosby Nuncio; Maid of Cotton 2nd Runner Up Delaney McIntyre, 1st Runner Up Cierra Collins and Maid of Cotton Hadlee Hunt

2018 Chili Cook Off Ticket Sales winners were Taijah Hankieson and Hadlee Hunt


2018 Cow Patty Bingo winner Blake Burleson with $200 in Chamber Bucks