Miles’ annual Cottonfest September 11-12.

Staff Writer
Runnels County Register
Ray Bartek of Miles has been participating in bbq cookoffs for 20 years. He enters the staples of Texas bbq cookoffs; brisket, ribs, chicken and beans. In 2017 he won Grand Champion

MILES - The 43rd annual Miles Cotton Festival will be held Sept. 11-12. Events kick off Friday, Sept. 11 with the Salsa Contest at the Weatherby Hall on West 1st Street. Turn-in time is 6:45 p.m. to 7 p.m. and the entry fee is $10. The top three winners will receive cash prizes.

Saturday's events begin at 9 a.m. with the opening of the arts and crafts and food booths in the City Park. A parade through downtown will follow at 10 a.m. The annual cook-off will be held in the Miles Preservation Authority Park with the categories of brisket, chicken, ribs and beans. A Margarita contest also will be held.

Downtown businesses will be open during the event and the Miles Public Library will have a free book give-away. The Miles Heritage Museum, located inside the historic 1904 Opera House, will be open until 2 p.m.

For more information:

Salsa contest - 325-245-7059

Arts & Crafts & Food booths - 325-895-0296

Cook-off - 325-468-3501

Parade - 325-340-5151

General information - 325-468-3151, 325-227-0013, 325-245-7059

Event organizers are asking all participants and visitors to follow the Texas Governor's orders regarding Coronavirus precautions.