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East Texas Yamboree

October 20 - 23, 2021

locator Courthouse Square and City Park
Gilmer, TX 75644

Status: Updated 8/27/2021
East Texas Yamboree
The East Texas Yamboree is a four‑day event held annually during the third weekend of October. The East Texas Yamboree celebrates the sweet potato also known as the yam. The event has been held in Gilmer since 1935, and is one of the longest held festivals in all of Texas. Drawing in thousands of tourists to the city for the occasion, this is a festival that wouldn't want to be missed. Festivities at the event include the Queen's Coronation and Pageant, a carnival, two parades, a barn dance, livestock shows, sweet potato pie contest, yam decorating contest, a marching contest, and much much more
  • Admission: none
  • Days/­Hours Open: All Days 10am‑12 midnight
  • Address: 1300 US Highway 271 N., Gilmer, TX 75644
  • Entertainment: 3 stages - Regional, Local. Music: CY GP ??
  • Other Activities: parades, street dance, livestock show
  • Attendance: 100,000
    # Food Booths: local
  • # of Exhi­bitors: 70
    Juried: no
    Prize Money: na
  • Deadlines: Art & Craft: 10/01/2021
    Music: until full
    Food: until full 
  • Promoter: Gilmer Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Show Dir.: Event Office

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