30th Annual Smithfield Ham & Yam Festival


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30th Annual Smithfield Ham & Yam Festival



  • Sarah Edwards


Fun for the entire family, the Ham & Yam Festival honors Smithfield’s agricultural history.

The Stevens Sausage Pavilion at the Neuse River Amphitheatre will be rocking when The Breakfast Club, America’s Favorite 1980s Tribute Band takes the stage at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, May 2. The Breakfast Club brings real hair, real 1980s clothes, real vocals, and real music talent.

The festival will close on Saturday, May 3 with a concert featuring Who’s Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band that starts at 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 3 in Downtown Smithfield, the festival occupies several blocks. Craft and commercial vendors line the streets, food vendors offer a variety of fair foods and menu items featuring country ham and sweet potatoes, and local bands and dance groups perform on three stages. For a complete schedule of events, please visit the Ham & Yam Festival website.

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