86th Annual Tom Tom Festival
June 5th - June 7th, 2014

 

 

Held annually the first weekend in June, Yoakum's Tom Tom Festival is piece of a history wrapped in some good 'ol Texas fun!

The Tom Tom festival originated to honor Yoakum’s tomato industry, which was predominant in the area in the late 20s - early 30s. This Festival is one of the oldest in the region due to the “down home” style of fun, found only in South Texas. With a craft show, live music, barbeque cook-off, parade, rodeo and a whole lot more, this festival draws thousands each year... and for good reason!

No Admission Fee In Park, No Coolers Allowed

Thursday, June 5th -Yoakum’s royalty selected at the Tom Tom Pageant at 6:30pm at Yoakum’s Community Center; Carnival begins at the park 6:00pm and Team Roping at 7:30pm.

Friday, June 6th - Carnival open. Kiddie Parade at the park, BBQ cookers set up, Music by Los Kolaches  at 7:30pm-midnight. Salsa, Chef’s Choice, Dessert Contest and Mixer Contest, Awards at 9:30pm. Rodeo at 8:00pm.

Saturday, June 7th - Parade downtown at 10:00. Spend the rest of the day at the park with cookin’ and judgin’ Jack Pot Beans, Boneless Chicken Breasts, Pork Ribs, BBQ Sauce and Beef Brisket.   We’ll also have games for kids, Arts and Crafts & Food Booths,Carnival, Biergarten and Rodeo.  Live music at the Park Pavillion featuring Mario Flores, Josh Grider and Jarrod Birmingham and FAMA, a Latin-American band, at the Community Center.

Click here to download the Parade Letter & Entry Form.

Click here to download the BBQ Cookoff Entry Form.


For more information on Yoakum's Annual Tom Tom Festival call the Yoakum Area Chamber (361-293-2309) or email info@yoakumareachamber.com

 

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