Schedule of Events for East Texas Yamboree

The East Texas Yamboree is one of the longest running festivals in Texas and it’s always the 3rd week of October. Over a hundred thousand people are expected to head to Gilmer for the 81st East Texas Yamboree happening from Friday, October 12 to Saturday, October 20.

Here’s the schedule of events:

Friday, October 12:

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.– Quilt Show at the Civic Center

Saturday, October 13:

7:30 a.m.– Tater Trot at Gilmer High School

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.– Quilt Show at the Civic Center

Wednesday, October 17:

7:00 a.m.–  Broiler Sifting and Show at Yamboree Park

10:30 a.m.– Museum opens – display of Queen’s gowns

11:00 a.m.– Rabbit Check-in, Sift and Show at Yamboree Park

1 p.m. -4 p.m.– Home Canning entries accepted at Yamboree Park

2 p.m.-4 p.m.- Senior Adult Activity at Wesley House

4 p.m.- Market Swine Weigh-in at Yamboree Park

5 p.m.- Shop Project Check-in at Yamboree Park

6 p.m.- Carnival/Youth Night at the Courthouse Square All rides ½ price til midnight

7:30 p.m.- Queen’s Coronation at the Civic Center

Thursday, October 18:

8:30 a.m. Market Swine Show at Yamboree Park

9 a.m.- Home Canning Judging at Yamboree Park

10 a.m.- Bandstand opens at the Courthouse Square
10 a.m.- Inside Exhibits at Yamboree Park

10:15 a.m.- Coffee for Queen/Court in the First Baptist Church Parlor

10:30 a.m.- Museum Opens – display of Queen’s Gowns

11:45 a.m.- All Service Club Luncheon at Gilmer High School

12 p.m.- Carnival opens at the Courthouse Square
12 p.m.- Outside Exhibits open at Yamboree Park
12 p.m.- Goat Weigh-in at Yamboree Park

1 p.m.- Goat Show at Yamboree Park

5 p.m.- Steer Weigh-In & Dairy Heifer Udder Check at Yamboree Park

5 p.m.- Inside Exhibits close at Yamboree Park

7:30 p.m.- Queen’s Coronation at the Civic Center

8:30 p.m.- Street Dance at Bandstand at the Courthouse Square

10 p.m.- Queen’s Ball for Queen Yam and her court (By invitation only)

Friday, October 19:

8 a.m.- Shop Project at Yamboree Park

9 a.m.- Outside Exhibits open at Yamboree Park
9 a.m.- Bandstand opens at the Courthouse Square

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.- Yam Pie Check-In at Yamboree Park

10 a.m.- Inside Exhibits open at Yamboree Park

10:30 a.m.- Museum opens – display of Queen’s gowns

11 a.m.- School/Youth Parade at the Courthouse Square

12 p.m.- Carnival opens at the Courthouse Square
12 p.m.- Area bands perform on Bandstand at the Courthouse Square
12 p.m.- Yam Pie Judging at Yamboree Park

1:30 p.m.-Steer Show at Yamboree Park

3 p.m.- Commercial Dairy Show, Open Jr. Dairy Show (immediately following Commercial  Dairy) at Yamboree Park
3 p.m.-  Yam Pie results at Yamboree Park

4 p.m.- Gospel Stage opens at the Civic Center

5 p.m.- Inside Exhibits close at Yamboree Park

8:30 p.m.- Street Dance at Bandstand at the Courthouse Square

Saturday, October 20: 

8 a.m.- Jr. Beef Judging,
8 a.m.- 10 a.m. Antique/Classic Car Show (W. Cass St.)

9 a.m.- Outside Exhibits open at Yamboree Park
9 a.m.- Bandstand opens at the Courthouse Square

10 a.m.- Inside Exhibits open at Yamboree Park
10 a.m.- Fiddler’s Contest registration

10:30 a.m.- Museum opens- display of Queen’s gowns

11 a.m.- Queen’s Parade at the Courthouse Square

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.- Yamboree Barbecue at Yamboree Park

12 p.m.- Gospel Stage opens at the Civic Center
12 p.m.- Carnival opens at the Courthouse Square

1 p.m.- Fiddler’s Contest at the Courthouse Square
1 p.m.- Marching Contest at Gilmer High School

1:45 p.m.- Livestock Pre-sale Activities at Yamboree Park

2 p.m.- Livestock Sale at Yamboree Park

4 p.m.- Inside Exhibits close at Yamboree Park

8 p.m.- Barn Dance at the Trinity Street Gym

8:30 p.m.- Street Dance at Bandstand at the Courthouse Square

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