Cotton Gin Festival, car show set for Saturday

From staff reports


Noxapater Park will be bustling with car enthusiasts, families, and anyone seeking to have fun as the annual Cotton Gin Festival kicks off at 9 a.m. this Saturday.

This year’s annual Cotton Gin Festival will feature the Cotton Gin Car Show on September 28 in the Noxapater Park between Louisville and Philadelphia.

The Noxapater Community Alliance welcomes everyone to attend a day of arts and crafts, kids entertainment, food, a beauty pageant, and the car show. Events of the day are from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. All proceeds from the event go towards the advancement of the Noxapater Community.

The festival will be hosted by the Noxapater Community Alliance, with all proceeds going toward community needs. Booth space is also available for purchase of $25. Available space for booths is a 10 X 10 area. Electricity for booths will also be at a cost of $5 or more. Set up time for booths are from 6 to 8 a.m. the day of the festival.

Vendors with unique items for purchase and groups raising funds will be on hand offering items to attendees.

Anyone seeking a booth space may register by going to to print a booth space application. An application for the Cotton Gin Pageant is also on the website or persons may contact Tammy Littrell for more information.

The festival and car show will be in the Molly Estes/ J.W. Young Park in Noxapater with places marked off for booth spaces and the car show.

The Cotton Gin Car Show welcomes cars, trucks, and motorcycles to enter. The registration fee for the car show will be $20 with registration times being from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Trophies will be awarded at 3 p.m. the same day.

The car show will consist of 34 categories of cars, trucks, and motorcycles that will be judged by certain criteria. Some of the categories of vehicles will range from mini trucks to street rod cars, and vehicles from 1900 to the present.

The scoring of the vehicles will be based on a point system in which a vehicle must obtain a score of 75 points or more to get a first prize. Some of the categories that will be judged on the vehicles are paint and car finish, wheels and tires, and upholstery and interior.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for the car show or want more information regarding the car show, contact Robert Wall (662-724-4656), Jessie Hudson (662-724-2604), or J.R. Webb (662-724-4136).