In celebration of the time when Erwin was known as the “Denim Capital of the World,” the Erwin Chamber of Commerce hosts “Denim Days” each year during the first weekend of October.

The Town of Erwin earned the title “Denim Capital of the World” when Burlington Industries/Erwin Mills/Swift Denim was a thriving industry in the town. The Mill hosted an annual celebration for the Mill employees called “Overall Days” and from there the Erwin Chamber of Commerce started sponsoring the fall festival that we now call “Denim Days”.

Denim Days brings the entire community together to commemorate its prestigious past with concerts, performances and a parade. Local and outside vendors showcase crafts and foods. Contests and pageants feature area talent and accomplishments from the “Baby Denim Contest” to collectable cars and vintage automobile displays. Kids enjoy rides and slides, carnival-type games, and, of course, cotton candy and elephant ears.

Denim Days is also a time to “bump into” old friends and schoolmates from years past.

So, put on your favorite pair of blue jeans and come join us. No matter if you come for the activities, or you come for the people, you’ll be sure to find smiles and friendly faces everywhere.

For more information on participating in Denim Days, please contact the Erwin Chamber of Commerce.

Phone: (910) 897-7300


Erwin Chamber of Commerce, 100 West F St., PO Box 655, Erwin, NC 28339