90th Annual Yoakum Tom Tom Festival

  • Date:2018-06-02
  • Time:07:00
  • Location: Yoakum, Texas
  • Venue: Yoakum City Park

The Yoakum Area Chamber of Commerce presents the 90th Annual Tom-Tom Festival on June 1st and June 2nd at the Yoakum City Park. Cooks from all around will participate in Yoakum’s Annual Tom-Tom BBQ and Bean Cook-Off. Plus, there will be unique and interesting Art & Crafts Booths, Food Booths, A Carnival, Rodeos, and Horseshoe and Washer Tournaments, Tricycle races…. Entertainment and fun for the entire family!

The Tom-Tom Parade will be held on Saturday, June 2, 2018, and will begin at 10:00 am.

There will be free live music provided by the Los Kolaches Friday night at the park. Saturday evening’s cover charge of $5 will bring you entertainment from The Barditch Hippies, Yoakum’s own Joe Koenig, with The Emotions closing out the night.

Also on Saturday, June 2, 2018, there will be our 4th Annual Tom Tom Kid’s Cookoff. Young cooks (ages 14 years or younger) will have the opportunity to participate in the Tom Tom Kids’ Cook-off.  Registration is limited to the first 20 paid participants. Prizes will be awarded to the top cooks.

Held annually the first weekend in June, Yoakum’s Tom Tom Festival is a 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

Click here to download the BBQ Cook-off Entry Form

Click here to download the BBQ Sponsorship Form

Click here to download the Parade Invitation Form

Click here to download the Parade Information Form

Click here to download the Parade Waiver Form

Click here to download the Tom Tom Kid’s Cookoff 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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