Yoakum Tom Tom
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.