Event Ideas for Celebrating World Cotton Day


One of the most important aspects of World Cotton Day is that it's unique to every nation and culture. What does cotton mean to YOU, and your family, and your country? Although the ICAC and its partners encourage everyone who celebrates World Cotton Day to plan an event that's unique to their culture and community, we've compiled a list of ideas to get your creative juices flowing! 

Growers can arrange a farm tour, complete with tractor rides and a petting zoo

Ginners and textile manufacturers can arrange a factory tour

Schools can incorporate a variety of educational tools about cotton and agriculture (like this one for grades 4 through 8)

Universities and extension services can host a 'Meet the Cotton Expert' event

Arrange a parade to raise awareness about cotton's importance to the community

Hold a trade event or open market to display and sell cotton-based products

Brands and retailers can serve cotton candy in their stores and hold special sales for cotton products

Serve a variety of foods made from cotton seed oil:

  • Chips of all kinds
  • Margarine
  • Ice cream
  • Light beer
  • Syrup
  • Cotton seed cakes (but those are for livestock only!) 

Display the other types of other non-fibre products made from cotton:

  • Cleaning wipes
  • Shampoo 
  • Cosmetics
  • Rubber 
  • Advhesives

And of course, EVERYONE should promote their events — before, during and after — on social media, and engage local and national media in advance to ensure maximum exposure for cotton's benefit.


Most of all, remember that World Cotton Day is a celebration.