NUECES COUNTY, TX – COTTONFEST is scheduled to take place this weekend (Oct 17th & 18th) from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Richard M. Borchard Fairgrounds in Robstown. The site is located at 1213 Terry Shamsie Blvd. Robstown, Texas. This is a celebration where Nueces County celebrates its agricultural history and reinforces it’s unique traditions.
Cottonfest is a place to havefun with the whole family: e.g., music, food, drinks, talent contests, turtle races, fireworks. The top bands that will be feared are La Conquista, Clarrisa Serna, The Brew (Austin, TX), City Limits (Orange Grove, Tx), Jesse Marroquin, Hilda Lamas, Rendition, Los Arias and a few others. They will also have a top ranked comedy guest performing at the festival that worked alongside Paul Rodriguez and George Lopez. FREE GIGS.
In addition to the cited activities above. On Friday Oct 16, a cook-off will take place starting at 6:00 p.m. and a Tailgate Party after the football game – a prelude to the major festival.
Saturday, October 17th schedule: 9:30 a.m. – Kickball & Pony League Opening Ceremonies; 1-10 p.m. GIGS; 1-5 p.m. – Car Show; 1 p.m. -- Salazar Elementary Cheerleaders; 1:30 -2 p.m. --Augustine; 2 p.m. – Trail Ride at the Equestrian Center; 2:15-3 p.m. Ballet Folklorico – Kingsville; 3: 15 – Los Arias; 4 p.m. – Turle Races; 5-6:45 p.m. – City Limits (band); 5:30 p.m. MG’s pizza Costume Contest & Great Pumpkin Egg Hunt; 7-10 p.m. – The Brew (band from Austin, Tx), 10 p.m. – Fireworks Show.
Sunday, October 18th schedule: GIGS from 1-10 p.m.; 1-2 p.m. Tae Kwan Do Demo 2:15-3:45 p.m.; Rendition 4-6 p.m.; Jesse Marroquin 7-8 p.m.; Clarissa Serna 8-9 p.m. La Conquista.
On Oct 17th, 24th, 30th, 31st, there will be a “Night of the Living Dead” HUNTED HOUSE; it will take place form 8:00 p.m.-12 a.m. at the Fairgrounds. The charge for this event: $10.00.
Cottonfest has easy entry/exit traffic flow. In fact, one can enter the Robstown Fairgrounds from three directions. It is not as congested as downtown Corpus Christi. One visiting spectator described it as “an ideal site for a successful gathering on any kind.” The popularity of the Fairgrounds here grows in popularity despite some misunderstood analysis.
Robstown Area Development Commission is proud of COTTONFEST '2009, Joe Kramer, President of the Board, said: “This is an Annual Celebration of Culture, History of Cotton, and Economy of Robstown & the surrounding area. Historically, cotton and vegetable farming have played an important role in this economy. The community will celebrate this heritage, this year at COTTONFEST '2009 – it’s an October family festival. Join us. There will also be historical exhibits.”
For more information call 387-3933.