Old Time Cotton Pickin’ Day

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Lincoln County Cotton

Demonstrating how agriculture works is one of the goals of an event held each fall in Flintville, Tennessee, during the Old Time Cotton Picking Day. This year’s date for the 13th Annual Old Time Cotton Picking Day is Oct. 30, 2020, beginning at 10 a.m. The event takes place at 155 N. Vanntown School Road in  Flintville. As always, there will be signs on the main roads directing you to the farm.

Due to the circumstances with COVID-19, things will be done a bit differently than in the past. There will not be a meal this year, but there will be individually wrapped snacks, chips, bottled water and canned drinks available. Guests are welcome to bring their own picnic lunch, as well as blankets, pop-up tents, lawn chairs, etc. for their group to socially distance. The location does not have any shade and there will not be a big tent and tables set up as there have been in the past, so please plan accordingly.

This is a free event, but donations are requested from those able to give. The proceeds will be given to local FFA Chapters and Tennessee Ag in the Classroom.

Please RSVP by Oct. 26 to let event organizers know how many people will be in your party. Numbers are listed below:

Office: (931) 937-6373 – Leave a message for Julieanna or Jenny

Julieanna: (256) 527-4732

Sherry: (931) 937-8973

Update, Oct. 27: Due to the weather forecast for this week and the uncertainty as to when the farmers can get back in the field, they have decided to CANCEL Cotton Pickin’ Day for this year, 2020. They hope to see everyone next year!

5 Comments

  1. Jesstine

    August 31, 2018 at 11:20 am

    Hi! I live out of town, is it possible to pay for cotton stems? I need about 300 for my wedding 🙂

  2. Vickie Turner

    December 16, 2018 at 7:02 pm

    Part of my bucket list is to pick cotton. Do you offer this experience?

  3. Anthony Crouse

    October 16, 2020 at 6:15 pm

    Here in west Tennessee they are in full swing picking cotton. I still have an old 9′ blue-dot cotton sack that I got out yesterday and will have my wife take a picture of me pretending to pick cotton before all the fields are picked clean. Spent many a day in the cotton patch picking, starting with a burlap sack with a strap sewn on by mamma, and moving up to store bought sacks as I got older. Lunch time eating vienna sausages, crackers, and believe it or not, RC cola and moonpie for desert, sitting under the cotton wagon. How times have changed.

  4. Annie Gohde

    March 16, 2021 at 1:26 pm

    looking for a cotton field that my grandkids can experience cotton picking. we will be driving through Tennessee to Texas this summer. Any information would be appeciated

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