The sweet potato takes center stage at the North Carolina Yam Festival at Tabor City, held annually the fourth weekend of October since 1986 in this southern Columbus County town. Everyone has a yam good time with plenty to see and do, ranging from the festival parade to historical reenactments to a talent show to the Rockin’ Sockin’ Street Dance to a potato crafts show. The local high school, South Columbus, plays its annual Yam Bowl on Friday night, with the winning team receiving the coveted Yam Bowl Trophy.

Additional detailed NC Yam Festival information coming soon on even more events such as the Judging of Yam Fest Decorating Contest – Business & Residential, Sweet Potato Food Cook Off, Storybook Live, and much more! Keep checking this website for updates!

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Tabor City Chamber of Commerce

Downtown Tabor City
Tabor City, NC 28463

(910) 840-0292

Updated July 29, 2022

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Columbus Chamber of Commerce & Tourism

Columbus County

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