Nov 6th 2017
33rd Annual Cottonfest & BBQ Cook-Off Offers Family Fun Festivities this November

33rd Annual Cottonfest & BBQ Cook-Off Offers Family Fun Festivities this November

ROBSTOWN, TX (November 6, 2017) – Get Ready for Robstown’s 33rd Annual Cottonfest and BBQ Cook-Off, presented by the Cotton Community Partnership and US Ecology. This year’s Cottonfest is coming November 17-18 at the Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds (RMB Regional Fairgrounds).

BBQ Cook-Off

The Cottonfest BBQ Cook-Off will kick-off the celebration Friday, November 17th at the RMB Regional Fairgrounds. Over a dozen Cook-off teams will fire-up their pits and grills with Beef Brisket, Pork Spare Ribs, and Chicken, in competing for a total of IBCA sanctioned of $10,000 in guaranteed payout. Entry fee is $200 per team, to register for the BBQ Cook-Off contact Wanda Russell at 361-933-5211.

Cottonfest Parade

The Cottonfest Parade will be held Saturday, November 18th beginning at the corner of Matiana Ortiz Blvd. and Main Avenue in Robstown at 8:30 am. They will make their way down Main Avenue, ending at the Outlets at Corpus Christi Bay. To enter the Cottonfest Parade contact Wanda Russell at 361-933-5211.

Food, Music, and Wagner's Carnival with 30 Rides and Attractions

Cottonfest activities will begin Friday, November 17th at 5 pm and Saturday, November 18th at 1 pm. Cottonfest will take place inside the RMB Regional Fairgrounds’ Conference Center. Admission is $5 per person per day, kids 12 and under are FREE and parking to Cottonfest is FREE. Families can enjoy a variety of activities, live music, and vendors in food, clothing, vintage jewelry, books, teddy bears, vinyl cups, and home décor. Also, enjoy carnival rides from Wagner’s Carnival with 30 different rides and attractions to choose from. Carnival will be open from 5 pm - 11 pm on Friday, November 17 and 1 pm -11 pm on Saturday, November 18. Carnival wristbands will be $20 each on weekdays and $22 each on weekends.

LIVE Music

Cottonfest offers a variety of live music throughout the weekend in the Conference Center featuring Tejano headliners and Country/Western artists.

On Friday:

Michael Salgado

Ramiro Gonzalez Y Los Nuevos

Albert Flores Y La Juventud

Los Arias

DJ Music by PG Productions


On Saturday:


The James Little Band

Jason Vela

The Dave Rukkus Band


DJ music by PG Productions


For more information on Cottonfest call Wanda Russell at 361-933-5211.

For more information on upcoming events at the Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds, call (361) 387-9000 or visit Visit our Facebook page at Twitter @RMBRFairgrounds or Instagram @rmbfairgrounds to get the latest information on what's happening at the RMB Regional Fairgrounds and join our RMB FanFair Club to receive emails on promotions and new events coming to the Fairgrounds.


About Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds

This January 13, 2017, marked the 10th year anniversary for the Richard M. Borchard (RMB) Regional Fairgrounds since its' grand opening in 2007. For the past decade, the 45-acre complex has seen success grow every year since 2007 with 19,170 events and 1,468,349 in attendance. The RMB Regional Fairgrounds includes various facilities to accommodate a consumer’s needs such the Central Pavilion Arena, two Exhibit Halls, Conference Center, Equestrian Center, and the Middletown Meadow. The facility can be used for rodeos, livestock shows, boxing, wrestling, concerts, trade shows, consumer shows, corporate meetings, fundraising banquets, weddings, quinceaneras, parties, horse events, sporting events, and other special types of events. The facility is owned by Nueces County and managed by Spectra. Based in Philadelphia, PA, Spectra is part of Comcast-Spectacor, one of the world’s largest sports and entertainment companies.

About Spectra

Spectra by Comcast Spectacor is an industry leader in hosting and entertainment, partnering with clients to create memorable experiences for millions of visitors every year. Spectra’s unmatched blend of integrated services delivers incremental value for clients through several primary areas of expertise: Venue Management, Food Services & Hospitality, and Partnerships. Learn more at

About Comcast Spectacor

Comcast Spectacor is part of Comcast Corporation, a global media and technology company that operates Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Headquartered in Philadelphia, Comcast Spectacor’s three core businesses are the National Hockey League’s Philadelphia Flyers, the Wells Fargo Center Complex, and Spectra, a leading hospitality firm that provides Venue Management, Food Services & Hospitality, and Partnerships to more than 300 client properties in the United States, Canada, and Singapore. Visit us at for more information. 

Media Contacts:

Wanda Russell

Cottonfest Chair

City of Robstown

O: 361-933-5211


Brittney Soliz

Marketing Manager

Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds

Spectra Venue Management

O: 361.387.9000 M: 361.767.2520