East Texas Yamboree

October 18 - 21, 2023

locator Courthouse Square and City Park
Gilmer, TX 75644

Status: Updated 1/12/2023
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. Inside and Outside Exhibitor Applications.
  • Admission: none
  • Days/­Hours Open: All Days 7am‑12 midnight
  • Address: 1300 Us Highway 271 N., Gilmer, TX 75644
  • Entertainment: 3 stages - Regional, Local. Music: CY GP Variety ??
  • Other Activities: parades, street dance, livestock show
  • Attendance: 105,000
    # Food Booths: local
  • # of Exhi­bitors: 70
    Juried: no
    Prize Money: na
  • Deadlines: Art & Craft: 10/01/2023
    Music: until full
    Food: until full 
  • Promoter: East Texas Yamboree Association
  • Show Dir.: Event Office

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  • Email / contact Web Event Phone Food Fee Exhib. Fee

  • Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Is East Texas Yamboree all ages? Yes, fun for all ages
  • Is East Texas Yamboree dog-friendly or service-animal only? Service-animal only
  • Is East Texas Yamboree handicap accessible? Yes, handicap accessible
  • Is East Texas Yamboree rain or shine? Yes, rain or shine
  • Will there be ATMs onsite at East Texas Yamboree? ATM's at many event locations

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