Gaston County strives to make its programs, services and activities accessible to all. 

If you will require an accommodation we request that you contact our office at least 5 days before the event.”




Cotton Ginning Days

October 7-9

at Dallas Park

1303 Dallas Cherryville Hwy, Dallas, NC 28034


Come join the Museum and exhibitors from all over the Southeast at Dallas Park for the annual crank-up of antique steam and gasoline tractors and engines. On Saturday, the Museum's education staff will bring the Heritage Village alive with demonstrations from the 1890s. Also featured daily will be an Arts and Crafts Show, with vendors selling goods from woodcrafts and quilts to soaps and jewelry. One of the highlights will be the operation of the 1900 single-strand Continental Cotton Gin, which will run at designated times all weekend. Musicians will play throughout the weekend and there will be multiple rides and games for the kids, with pony rides on Saturday.

Free admission. Free parking and shuttle service available at Gaston College. For more information, please contact Jason Luker at [email protected] or 704.922.7681 ext. 105


Hoffman Hotel Ghost Tours

Saturday, October 22

7:00 - 10:00 p.m.

The good people of Gaston County have always been proud of their families and heritage - and none more so than Laban Miles Hoffman. Mr. Hoffman courteously invites you to visit the old Hoffman Hotel with him on the eve of the release of his new book, 'Our Kin', to reminisce on his illustrious ancestors.

Unfortunately for Laban, the ghosts of some of those ancestors aren't exactly happy with what he's written.....


Tickets are $3 a person. For ages 10 and older. Due to the intimate nature of the tours, tours will be limited to fifteen people per time slot. Tours will run every 30 minutes. Tour time slots do fill up quickly, so reservations are preferred. Tickets will be sold at the door, but we cannot guarantee you will get your preferred time slot without prior reservations. To make reservations, or for more information, please contact Jason Luker at [email protected] or call 704.922.7681 ext. 105.



Trick or Treat on the Square

Monday, October 31st from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Downtown Dallas

Join us for trick-or-treating on the Square as the Museum turns the Hoffman Hotel into the Hoffman Apothecary, Fantastical Creature Emporium and General Wizarding Store, straight from Diagon Alley! (or is Knockturn Alley? One never knows when the Slytherins are in charge....) Downtown Dallas will shut down the streets as vendors and stores open up for children of all ages to come and trick-or-treat. Come try your hand at games, be sorted into your Hogwarts house and fill your bags with goodies.

For more information, please contact Jason Luker at [email protected] or call 704.922.7681 ext. 105.


131 West Main Street, Dallas, North Carolina, 28034
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