Annual Cotton Fest & Chili Cook-Off

November 2, 2024

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 Boll Pageant, 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!


Events for the day include:

  • Tillman County Historical Society Pancake fundraiser from 8:30-10:30 am in the Pioneer Townsite. Advance tickets are $7.00 for adults and $5.00 for children 10 and under. Tickets will also be sold at the event; they will be $8.00 for adults and $6.00 for children 10 and under.  Advance tickets may be purchased at the Townsite, Frederick Chamber of Commerce, or from any TCHS Board Member.  Head to their FB page for more info Pioneer Townsite.


Vendor Application Packet:

You may also email to request an application or an invoice to pay online.


Chili Cook-Off:

In 2023 a Grand Prize of $750 was given to the winner of the Chili Cook-Off, Bobby Hunt, Tesca Baptist Church.

2nd Prize $400 -Kristy Barnett

3rd Prize $250 -Mike Stapp, Tesca Baptist Church

People's Choice $200 - Denvor Olsen







Check out our 2020 KSWO commercial!


Cotton Festival

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 2nd grade.
Participants for the Maid of Cotton pageant are 3rd through 5th grade.


2023 Little Miss Cotton Boll, Raylee Ford


2023 Maid of Cotton, Adrianna Sainz

Maid of Cotton 1st Runner Cricket Collins

Maid of Cotton 2nd Runner Aislee Collom

2023 Chili Cook Off Ticket Sales winners were Adrianna Sainz and Raylee Ford

2021 Cow Patty Bingo winner Glenda Flores with $200 in Chamber Bucks