You read that right, the "East Texas Yamboree!" Touted as one of the most well-attended festivals in the Great State of Texas, you might want to take this weekend and find out more about it, if you like yams that is.

Sounds like Gilmer is the place to be this weekend for yam lovers far and wide. As I perused the website I learned that this festival is attended by over 100,000 folks each year and this is their 81st year! That's pretty impressive.

Here are some of the events:

  • Carnival with new rides and attractions
  • Queen's coronation pageant
  • Livestock show and sale
  • Barn Dance featuring the Blaine Heart Band
  • Queen's Parade
  • Gospel Groups
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Artwork and Photography shows and more!

For more information visit the website, or Facebook or contact the Gilmer Area Chamber of Commerce at 903-843-2413 or email,

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