Blue Ribbon Canning & Cooking Contest

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Heads up all you bakers and canners! We looked for a host for this event and Fayette County Farm Bureau Women were quick to “rise” to the occasion. This year we will be adding a Blue Ribbon Cooking & Canning Contest to the events. So drag out your grandmothers, mothers, aunts or even your own recipe that makes every mouth water and get to baking those cakes, breads, cookies or canning those jellies, jams, veggies and more. You could walk away with a Blue Ribbon and become the envy of every baker and canner in Fayette County.

 

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For an Entry Form CLICK HERE

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Vendor App Page & Directions

WELCOME!  We’re excited that you want to join us for the 18th Annual Cotton Festival. Below you will find guidelines along with the Vendor Application for the 2016 Cotton Festival.  If you are a trailer vendor, please follow the proper formula for your fee as illustrated on the form. Vendors needing 220v, please include a picture or diagram of your plug along with the amps.

Vendors are responsible for bringing their own electrical cords, tables, chairs and tents and any other materials needed for the day.

Returning Vendors must register by the Returning Vendor Deadline in order to assure you maintain your previous spot.

Electrical:  If you are a vendor needing electric, it is important that you register early.  Electrical is limited.

  • Vendors needing electric to provide their product are given priority in registration but are taken on a first come – first serve basis.
  • Vendors needing 220v, please include a picture or diagram of your plug along with the amps.
  • Vendors needing 110, please be sure you bring a proper length of extension cord.  No cords are provided.

Arrival Time: We provide people to assist vendors in setting up the day of the festival.  They can assist with running cords, unloading vehicles, putting up tents and racks and other duties as needed.  These volunteers are happy to assist in order to speed the process of unloading and prevent a backup of vehicles in the festival area.

  • Trailers:  (This is for Food Trailers and any other large trailer that you will sell or serve from the entire day.  It does NOT include tent vendors) Trailers should arrive between 6:00 – 7:00 am the morning of the event.  This allows large trailers to get in without having to maneuver around tents.  Any trailer arriving after 7:00 am may have difficulty getting in and as a result may loose their spot.
    • Trailers should arrive between 6:00 – 7:00 am the morning of the event.  This allows large trailers to get in without having to maneuver around tents.
    • Any trailer arriving after 7:00 am may have difficulty getting in and as a result may loose their spot.
  • Tents:  (This includes any vendor selling or serving from a tent the entire day)
    • Tent Vendors should arrive between 7:00 am and 8:30.
    • You must enter the festival area, unload your vehicle and immediately take your vehicle out of the area before you unload.
    • PLEASE – DO NOT park your vehicle in the festival area while you set up.  This creates a backup of cars and prevents other vendors from being able to get to their booth and set up on time.

All vehicles must be out of the festival area by 8:00.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

To Download and Print the Form, please click Download PDF under the viewer.

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18th Annual Fayette County

Cotton Festival

Historic Somerville Square

Saturday

September 9, 2017

WELCOME – We hope you’ll join us on the Historic Somerville Square as the Fayette County Chamber hosts our 18th Annual Cotton Festival.  Over 2,000 people joined us last year and enjoyed a great time in Fayette County.  You’ll enjoy a day filled with music featuring talented musicians and bands.  Listen to blue grass, country, and some southern rock as you tap your way through our arts & crafts vendors.  Don’t forget to enjoy some great festival food.  You won’t want to miss the Cotton Festival Car & Truck Show as old and new classic cars and trucks line the hwy for your enjoyment.  Come on out, bring a friend and bring a chair and enjoy a great day of family fun in Fayette County.

To insure any questions you have about the Cotton Festival are answered, please do not leave questions in the comment area.  Please contact 901-465-8690.  Thank you.

 

 

 

 

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Contact Us

If you have questions, feel free to drop us a line and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.  We hope to see you at the Cotton Festival!

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Youth Talent Flyer

AWESOME! You want a flyer! We appreciate that you want to help promote our Youth Talent Competition so we have this cool poster all ready for you to print and put up.  Thanks!!

Just click Download PDF under the viewer to print your copy.

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Youth Talent Sponsorship Form

FANTASTIC!  We’re so glad you want to Sponsor our Youth Talent Competition!

This is a Mid-South Fair Youth Talent Competition Preliminary.   Below is the Sponsorship form showing the different ads you can purchase in our program that will Sponsor this event.  On behalf of our competing youth, let us say a hearty Thank You!

Your sponsorship helps pay for facility rental, stage decorations, trophies and certificates and goody bags for our winners.  In addition to the program ad, you’ll receive recognition on our website this year.  We’ll have a special Youth Talent Sponsor page just for your business logos and phrases of encouragement to our contestants.

We want you to know that eight of our fifteen entries last year received invitations to the Mid-South Youth Talent Competition.   Three of those went on to the finals.  This year, we hope to send even more.  In addition to participating in the Mid-South Competition, our eight winners were invited to perform on stage at the Cotton Festival, allowing them to perform live in front of thousands of people.  Winners have also performed at community events and on stage at the Fayette County Relay for Life event.  One of our contestants recently was the opening act for the wonderful Kellye Cash.   This year, your sponsorship will be responsible for allowing us to promote our Youth Talent throughout Fayette County and the Mid-South.

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Youth Talent Competition Registration Form

Woot! Woot!!  We’re so glad you want to compete this year!

This is a Mid-South Fair Youth Talent Competition Preliminary.   Below is the complete packet for registration in this years Cotton Festival Youth Talent Competition.  Please print the entire packet and submit the required application and additional info to us when complete.  Please be sure to provide an email address that you frequently check along with a good phone number to reach you.

Eight of our fifteen entries last year received invitations to the MSFYTC.  Three of those went on to the finals.  This year, we hope to send even more.  In addition to participating in the Mid-South Competition, our eight winners were invited to perform on stage at the Cotton Festival.  An opportunity that allowed them to perform live in front of thousands of people.  Winners have also performed at community events and on stage at the Fayette County Relay for Life event.  We hope this year, we will be promoting your talent throughout Fayette County and the Mid-South.

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Sponsorship Form

THANK YOU!  We’re excited that you want to be a key part of the Fayette County Cotton Festival.

Below you will find our sponsorship form.  Simply download the pdf and print it.  If you have any question, please do not hesitate to contact us at 901-465-8690.  We look forward to partnering with you and promoting you and your business.

~~ the Fayette County Chamber

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Music & Entertainment

 

Great Music Coming Your Way

What would a festival be without great music?   

Start the morning off with a great blend of blue grass.  That little extra kick to your coffee will get your feet moving as you browse through the great vendors.  At 11:00 you’ll enjoy TBA.  They’ll bring a wide mix of country and southern rock to keep you moving through the day.  Local talent will fill the stage at 1:00 and carry us right into a great afternoon of blues. Come and enjoy!


 

 

 

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Youth Talent Competition

Cotton Festival 

Youth Talent Competition 

Mid-South Fair Preliminary

August 16, 2014

6:00 PM until …

The Fair Theatre

E. Market St., Somerville, TN  38068

Congratulations to our 2014 Cotton Festival Youth Talent Competition Winners

2014 Youth Talent 1st Place Winner - Beka Desantis
2014 Youth Talent 1st Place Winner – Beka Desantis receiving award from County Mayor Rhea Taylor
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2014 Youth Talent 2nd Place winner Chase Antwine receiving award from County Mayor Rhea Taylor
2014 Youth Talent 3rd Place winners – Caeley Moore (solo) and Esther and Anna Bowen (duet), yes it was a tie, receiving their award from County Mayor Rhea Taylor

A special Thank You to Jim Larkin for his wonderful photography.  

Please scroll beneath the Sponsors to check out more pictures from this years competition.

 

A Special Thank You to Our Talent Competition Sponsors!

Youth Talent Competition Sponsored by:

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Hickory Withe Web AdSomerville Insurance

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Fayette County Offices:

Trustee ~ Barbara Parker

Circuit Court Clerk ~ Ed Pulliam

County Clerk ~ Sue Culver

Clerk & Master ~ Vip Lewis

Registrar of Deeds Office ~ Judy Patton

 

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Talent Competition Entry fees:
Solo – $20.00, Duo – $30.00, Group – $40.00

(Please Note: Registration payment may be made with money order or cash only. )

There will be no refunds of any Talent fees paid. No Exceptions.
NO REGISTRATIONS allowed at the door. NO EXCEPTIONS.

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We would love for you to help us promote the Youth Talent Competition.  Get a Flyer Here

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