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Time For The Tom Tom Festival In Yoakum

Yoakum Area Chamber of Commerce

I love this time of year. It seems as if there are numerous festivals every weekend. The hardest part is choosing where you want to go! Here’s some advice… don’t miss the the 84th annual Tom Tom Festival this weekend in Yoakum!

The 84th Annual Tom Tom festival is going to be held at the Yoakum City Park on June 1st and 2nd
An outside stage concert will be held Saturday night, June 2nd at the Yoakum Gin with Scott Taylor Band opening from 8:30 pm til 10:30 pm followed by Granger Smith from 11:00 pm til 12:30 pm.  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 Pageants. 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, Tomato Cook Off, children’s games, soccer and softball tournaments, and horseshoe tournaments. There are food and craft booths, a car and motorcycle how and a dachshund races.

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. On June 2, 2012, the Yoakum Community Center will feature music from Michael Salgado and Mexicolumbia Y El Sonido Regio Music. To make the event complete, a carnival is held from Thursday through Sunday downtown.
For more information on Yoakum’s Annual Tom Tom Festival call the Yoakum Area Chamber (361-293-2309) or email

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