LAWTON, OK (KSWO) -Tillman County held a special festival to celebrate agriculture and reach out to the surrounding area.
The 9th annual Cotton Festival was held in Frederick today, featuring a number of exciting events like the annual Chili Cook-Off, and the "Little Miss Cotton Bowl" and "Maid of Cotton" Pageants.
Attendees were able to join with the community for a day of fun in good weather, enjoying the festivities while agriculture -- specifically, the cotton industry that serves as a symbol of the hard working people of Tillman county.
But the celebration wasn't just to honor a long history of passionate work -- according to Frederick Chamber of Commerce executive director Felisha Crawford, it's a way for the county to reach out in fellowship and connect with the Oklahomans around them.
"Our festivals, our events, they're a lot of fun, it's a community spirit, people get together with folks they haven't seen in a long time," said Crawford. "It's just a great opportunity to be family and be friends in Oklahoma."
New to this year's festival was the Trade Day in the downtown market, which let local and out of town vendors alike set up shop and sell their wares to a new audience.