Cotton Festival & Chili Cook Off

There are so many great activities coming up in Frederick that I cannot remember them all, I have had to make myself a small cheat sheet to keep in my pocket so I can answer questions correctly when asked. This is such a great problem to have! So let me quickly tell you about a couple of them coming up within the week.

Dr. Hyunsoon Whang will perform a piano recital in the Ramona Theatre Friday, Nov 3 at 7 pm. Dr. Whang has performed around the world as well as accumulating many awards and achievements for her music. This is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a beautiful performance as well as help broaden our horizons. Admission is donation only for the concert. For the VIP seating, dinner and concert, call Bobby Jackson 580-305-7447 or Cacy Caldwell 580-335-1499 with the Frederick Arts & Humanities Council.

Also let me remind you about the upcoming Cotton Festival November 4. The Chili Cook Off starts at 11 am until we run out, usually before 1 pm; the duo I, the Undersigned will take the stage at noon; a tour of the Tillman Producers Cotton Gin start at noon; Little Miss Cotton Boll & Maid of Cotton Pageants will be at 1 pm, Chili Cook Off as well as Trade Day & Downtown Market. All events will take place on the Courthouse Square and surrounding area.

Registration for Chili Cook Off teams is still open and is $30, you can find forms at the Chamber office or online at Over $1,500 in cash will be given away to the winner, 1st & 2nd places as well as People’s Choice award winner. Tickets to sample and get a bowl of your favorite are $7 and available from the pageant contestants.

Questions? For the chili cook off please contact Shane Kendrix at 580-335-1456 or the Chamber of Commerce at 580-335-2126 or, for Trade Day & Downtown Market contact Jay Sharp at 580-335-7847.

The Big Pasture Ranch Rodeo will be back for a second year at the Tillman County Rodeo Arena south of the Fairgrounds. The Ranch Rodeo begins at 5 pm with other activities taking place throughout the day. Admission is one canned food item for the Tillman County Food Bank or a toy for the local Toys for Tots program. If you have any questions give Ethan Treadwell a call at 580-335-1013.

The always popular Rotary Mexican dinner will be Monday, November 6 from 5-7 pm in the Prather Brown Cafeteria. Tickets are $7 and available from Rotarians or at the door. Do not miss out on this delicious food for a good cause!

Tuesday, November 7 from 4-7pm will be the ever popular Girls On Main event. This is an evening filled with food, fun and shopping around Frederick. Several local retailers will come together to help ladies get some shopping done, enjoy some refreshments, visit with friends and have a chance at $100 in Chamber Bucks. Look for the posters around town or head to Facebook for a list of retailers on our Girls On Main event page, pick a starting place and have some fun!

Don’t forget: Be Kind. Be Heard. Be Local.

Felisha Crawford, Executive Director