Cotton Ginning Days Festival

Cotton Ginning Days is an annual festival held at the Gaston County Park in Dallas, NC. Cotton Ginning Days showcases Gaston County’s agricultural and industrial heritage. Exhibitors from all over the southeast will be there to show off their tractors, steam and gasoline engines. One of the highlights of Cotton Ginning Days will be the operational 1900 single-stand, Continental Cotton Gin. If you are able to make it to the festival you definitely can’t miss seeing the gin in full operation. The “Heritage Arts Area” will include demonstrations of goat milking, blacksmithing, basket making, spinning, chair caning, and more.

There is also an Arts and Crafts Show and Sale with many vendors. Handcrafted items available range from woodcrafts to quilts, pottery, custom pet wear and accessories, Christmas items, jewelry, paintings, baby items, candles, soaps, and much more.

My wife will be there with her crafts which include soaps, lip balms and knitted items. Her website is Carolina Bath and


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