Dallas, NC – Gaston County Parks and Recreation, along with GAMTRA (the Gaston Agricultural, Mechanical, and Textile Restoration Association) will host the 32nd Annual Cotton Ginning Days Festival at Dallas Park from Friday, Oct 11th thru Sunday, Oct 13th. The cotton gin will be in full operation all weekend long, and GAMTRA will showcase many different restored steam and gasoline engines. The Heritage Arts Village will showcase a blacksmith, pottery, soap and candle making along with many more demonstrations. There will be over 75 artisans selling handmade arts and crafts plus 18 food vendors. Live music on Saturday October 12th will highlight traditional bluegrass and folk music featuring The Flowers Family, The Cockman Family, Daniel Jeffers and The Trail Blazers. The Kid’s County Fair will have mechanical rides, bounce house obstacle courses and carnival games. The hours for rides will be Saturday 10am-5pm, and Sunday from 12pm-5pm.

Admission and parking are free and a free shuttle will run from Gaston College to the Festival on Saturday October 12th and Sunday October 14th.

Dallas Park, located at 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Highway Dallas, NC 28034. For additional information, please contact Gaston County Parks and Recreation at 704.922.2160 or visit the County’s website at www.gastongov.com.