32nd Annual John Blue Cotton Festival

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Sat., Oct. 14 - Sun., Oct. 15

10:00 am - 5:00 pm each day

32nd  Annual John Blue Cotton Festival



  • Jim Walker


  • 13040 X-Way Road
    Laurinburg NC 28353


!t’s one thing to read books about rural life in the South 100 or more years ago. It’s another to experience it for yourself. And that’s what the John Blue Festival is all about.

Held at the North Carolina Rural Heritage Center in Laurinburg, come see a team of mules hitched to an authentic cotton gin used before the Civil War. Check out the goods in the old-time General Store. See one of only five tobacco barns still standing in the state. Thrill to the Cotton Blossom Railroad, powered by a miniature steam locomotive.

The kids can play old-time farm games or go on a hayride. Enjoy live music, storytellers and dancers on our outdoor stage. Tour the John Blue House and museum, with its antique tractors, cars and original farm equipment.

Admission: Cost at gate: $5.00 ages 6 and up

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34° 45' 26.931" / Longitude: -79° 29' 55.611"


13040 X-Way Road Laurinburg NC 28353

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