30th Annual Smithfield Ham & Yam Festival


Sat., May 2

Starting at 9:00 am - Ending at 10:00 pm

30th Annual Smithfield Ham & Yam Festival



  • Sarah Edwards


The Ham & Yam Festival will be celebrating its North Carolina heritage like never before at the 31st annual festival, scheduled for Saturday, May 2, 2015!

The Ham & Yam Festival will again offer a full schedule of events that will attract thousands of people to Downtown Smithfield, where 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. The festival features a barbecue cook-off, rubber duck race, 5k run, and the always popular "What's That Yam Thing?" contest.

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