Home of the North Carolina Yam Festival

October 19th-24th, 2020 Tabor City

Rachel Todd, President NC Yam Festival  843-504-5306

Headquarters phone: 910-377-3248

PO Box 725

Tabor City, NC  28463


The NC Yam Festival is a great source of community pride. From 1947 to 1961, Tabor City played host to one of North Carolinas largest festivals. Resurrected again in 1985 through grant from the state, the North Carolina 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 are hungry there is all kind of good food to be found! Be sure to find your favorite classic car at the car show! You will find your sweet potato goods on Yam Row. Our budget friendly Ki Zone 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. So, remember, Don’t be a Tater Hater, Come celebrate with us, we know you will have a “Yam Good Time!”

Other Festivals in our area

North Carolina Strawberry Festival

(1st weekend in May), Chadbourn

North Carolina Watermelon Festival

(3rd weekend in July) Fair Bluff

North Carolina Pecan Festival

November (1st weekend in November) Whiteville

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