Cotton Fest celebrates the heart of Buckeye’s rich farming community, the people who have kept the crop growing from generation to generation, the harvest and welcoming the giving season.
Since 1917, Arizona has been home to commercially grown Cotton farms. With an abundance of water and 300 days of sunshine, Buckeye Valley was the perfect location to grow Cotton in the desert. As a result, many of the local farms started planting the crop and continue to do so to this day.
In addition to growing the fiber that is the foundation for Pima Cotton products, Arizona cotton seed is used to feed dairy and cattle. In essence, cotton feeds us all! Each year, Buckeye Cotton farmers produce metric tons of Cotton which is distributed throughout the globe for use in clothing, bedding, towels and other home staples.
Early December marks the Cotton harvest season. Fields that were planted in the Summer are ready for picking as the Arizona temperatures start to cool. Cotton Fest celebrates the harvesting season, the end to triple digit desert heat and celebrates our amazing local community.
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