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.
- Rockin’ Sockin’ Street Dance
Location: Ritz Plaza
Featuring Rising Country Artist Dustin Chapman
6:00 p.m. until (No admission fee)