Tom Tom Festival

June 5th & June 6, 2015

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

Thurs., June 4th-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.

Fri., June 5th- Carnival open. Kiddie Parade at the park, BBQ cookers set up.  Music by Los Kolaches at 7:30pm-midnight. Salsa, Chef’s Choice, and Mixer Contest with awards at 9:30pm.  Rodeo at 8:00pm.

Sat., June 6th- 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 and even a BBQ contest for children. We’ll also have water activities for kids.   Arts and Crafts & Food Booths, Car Show, Helicopter Rides, Carnival, Biergarten and Rodeo.  Live music at the Park Pavillion during the day and feature entertainers Rick Trevino and Kyle Park Saturday Night.

Click here to download the BBQ Cookoff Entry Form and 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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