The NC Yam Festival is a great source of community pride. From 1947 to 1961, our small town played host to one of North Carolinas largest festivals. Resurrected again in 1985 through grant from the state, the Yam Festival gives young and old alike a reason to put on a Yam Man shirt, decorate their homes and businesses and show up for the most anticipated event of the year!!
The Yam Festival welcomes visitors from all around with true southern hospitality throughout the week leading up to the Festival. Events like a Sweet Potato Cook-off, Pageant, a Sweet Potato Auction, a Yam Gathering and the Taste of Tabor, brings something family friendly for everyone to enjoy!
Shopping for a special gift, we have vendors for that, and if you’re hungry there is all kind of good food to be found! Be sure to find your favorite classic car at the car show! You’ll find your sweet potato goods on Yam Row. Our budget friendly KidZone is always a crowd pleaser. Be sure to find yourself a good seat at the Ritz Plaza for live entertainment throughout the day!!!
The NC Yam Festival celebrates sweet potatoes, the agricultural history of Tabor City, and its residents.
Don’t be a Tater Hater, Come celebrate with us, we know you’ll have a “Yam Good Time!”
Festival Admission is FREE – Come have a “Yam Good Time!”