Festival Info

The 23nd North Carolina Cotton Festival is on for 2023!

Its that time again…The NC Cotton Festival is BACK! On Saturday November 4th, 2023 from 10 AM to 4 PM we will host the 23rd Annual Cotton Festival in beautiful Downtown Dunn.

Join us for Two concert stages featuring North Tower Band, The Castaways, Gaylon Pope and Sweetwater, and Fatmouth. Over a 150 talented artisans, commercial, and delicious food vendors. A Kiddie Land area, Chalk Fest, and the Dunn Shriner’s car show.



Dunn Area History Museum

Tours about of Dunn’s rich Agricultural history pertaining to Cotton will be available at the Dunn Area History Museum located at 201 E Broad Street

Food Court

We will have 4 Food Districts featuring 25 Food vendors and food trucks.

Kiddie Land

Dunn Shriner’s Car Show

Back for the 21st year, the Dunn Shriner’s will once again host their Car Show.

Sign ups start at 9 am and close out at 11:30 am. Judging will begin at noon with awards being presented at 3:00 pm. There will be a DJ, entertainment, food and more than 125 cars. Dash Plaques will be given to the first 100 entries. The Car Show is located in the Shrine Club Parking Lot! Please Click on our Car Show Tab for More information and to learn about this years Car Show DANCE!!

For more information regarding the Car Show, call Neal Davis at 919-207-8676.