85th Annual Tom Tom Festival
May 31st - June 2nd, 2013


85th Annual Tom Tom festival is going to be on May 31st - June 2nd. Wade Bowen will be featured entertainment at the Community Center on Saturday, June 1st.

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!

The week starts with Royalty Pageant. On Saturday morning, the Grand Parade begins at 10:00am and is held in downtown Yoakum.

The fun continues at the Yoakum City Park, with several events including a BBQ Cook Off, children’s games, softball tournament, and horseshoe tournament. There are food and craft booths, and a car and motorcycle show.

A CPRA rodeo is held both Friday and Saturday nights. Texas Music fans will be not be disappointed as they enjoy local and regional artists. The Majestics, a Tejano band, will be playing Friday night at the Community Center. On June 1, 2013, the Yoakum Community Center will feature music from Wade Bowen. To make the event complete, a carnival is held from Thursday through Sunday in the park. NO COOLERS. Also on Saturday, June 1st, we will hold our 3rd annual Tom Tom Talent Roundup Singing Contest at the Park Pavilion, from 12:30pm - 2:30pm. Entries will be accepted by phone only at 361-741-6385 beginning May 6th 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Wednesday only until a maximum of 20 entries have been received. Prizes totaling $1,000 to be awarded! Sunday there will be a Community Church Service at the park from 10:00am to 12:30pm.

Click here to download a copy of the 2013 Schedule of Events
Click here to download a copy of the Parade Entry Form
Click here to download a copy of the Parade Entry Letter
Click here to download a copy of the BBQ Cook Off Rules & Regulations
Click here to download a copy of the Singing Contest Rules

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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