NC Yam Festival

NC Yam Festival


October 27    
All Day


Tabor City
104 Orange Street, Tabor City, NC

Event Type


NC Yam Festival Schedule

  • Yam Festival Headquarters Opens

Public Library, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Information, souvenirs for sale.

  • Train Depot Museum

West 4th Street. 8:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m.

  • Arts & Crafts, Food Concessions

Downtown & along Hickman Road, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.  Free Admission.  Vendors set their own food, craft, retail, novelty, etc. purchase prices.

  • Exhibits by Tiger Tater

Public Library, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.  Free Admission

  • Yam Festival Parade

10:00 a.m. …Originating on Stake Rd., right on Bell Street, right on Hickman Road, right on 5th Street, left on Wall Street.  Consists of more than 100 units, bands, clowns, area queens, floats, and much more.

  • Kids Zone

Located down Live Oak Street.  Inflatables, games and educational displays fun for the whole family.

Fees may apply.

  • Big Bang Boom Stage on Hickman Road

Variety of entertainment begins following parade.  Bring a Lawn Chair!  Free admission.

  • Little Farmer & Farmerette Pageant

Begins at 2:00 p.m. on the Big Bang Boom Stage

  • Art / Photography / Potato Craft Show

Adult & Youth Divisions. Tabor City Baptist Church Fellowship Hall,

Public Viewing: 11:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.  Free Admission.

  • Mt. Tabor

Historical renovated school at the corner of Stake Road and

East 5th Street in front of TC Elementary School, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.   Free Admission

  • Heritage Hill

Historical re-enactment at the Town Gate (next to Tabor City Public Library) 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.  Free Admission

  • Ritz Plaza Stage

Entertainment begins following parade featuring Southside Dance Center, & much more.  Free admission.

  • Tabor’s Got Talent

Begins at 3:00 p.m. at the Ritz Plaza Stage.  This event will be judged.  There will also be an award presented for the “Crowd Favorite” so crowd participation is strongly encouraged.  

  • Car Show

Location: Orange Street 

  • BLS Competition

BLS competition 1:00 p.m., in front of Tabor City Elementary School  

Rain location Tabor City Rescue.  Free Admission.

  • Stallion Classic Band Field Competition

OK Corral at South Columbus High School, 1:00 p.m. Awards Ceremony to follow.  

Hosted by SCHS Stallion Band.  Admission Fee Applies.

  • Tabor City High School Reunion

All graduates invited to attend. Tabor City Elementary School/Beth R. Woody Auditorium.

Doors open at 1:00 p.m.  The Class of 1968 will present the program which will begin at 2:00 p.m.  

Registration at the Train Depot Museum on Fourth Street across from Courthouse 8:45 p.m.-10:45 a.m.  

Free Admission.

  • Rockin’ Sockin’ Street Dance

Location:  Ritz Plaza  

Featuring Rising Country Artist Dustin Chapman

6:00 p.m. until         (No admission fee)


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