2018 Schedule of Yamboree Events
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2018 Schedule of Events

10am-4pm Friday, October 12

Quilt Show (CC)


7:30 a.m. Tater Trot (HS)

10am-4pm Quilt Show (CC)


7:00 a.m. Broiler Sifting and Show (YP)

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


11:00 a.m. Rabbit Check-in, Sift and Show (YP)

1:00-4:00 Home Canning entries accepted (YP)

2:00-4:00 Senior Adult Activity (WH)

4:00 p.m. Market Swine Weigh-in (YP)

5:00 pm. Shop Project Check-in (YP)

6:00 p.m. Carnival/Youth Night (CS)

All rides ½ price til midnight

7:30 p.m. Queen’s Coronation (CC)


8:30 a.m. Market Swine Show (YP)

9:00 a.m. Home Canning Judging (YP)

10:00 a.m. Bandstand opens (CS)

Inside Exhibits (YP)

10:15 a.m. Coffee for Queen/Court

First Baptist Church Parlor

Cass Street

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


11:45 a.m. All Service Club Luncheon (HS)

12 Noon Carnival opens (CS)

Outside Exhibits open (YP)

Goat Weigh-in (YP)

1:00 p.m. Goat Show (YP

5:00 p.m. Steer Weigh-In & Dairy Heifer Udder

Check (YP)

Inside Exhibits close (YP)

7:30 p.m. Queen’s Coronation (CC)

8:30 p.m. Street Dance at Bandstand (CS)

10:00 p.m. Queen’s Ball for Queen Yam and her

Court (By invitation only)


8:00 a.m. Shop Project (YP)

9:00 a.m. Outside Exhibits open (YP)

Bandstand opens (CS)

10 – 12 noon Yam Pie Check-In (YP)

Inside Exhibits open (YP)

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


11:00 a.m. School/Youth Parade (CS)

12 Noon Carnival opens (CS)

Area bands perform on Bandstand (CS)

Yam Pie Judging (YP)

1:30 p.m. Steer Show (YP)

3:00 p.m. Commercial Dairy Show, Open Jr. Dairy

Show (immediately following Commercial

Dairy) (YP)

Yam Pie results (YP)

4:00 p.m. Gospel Stage opens (CC)

5:00p.m Inside Exhibits close (YP)

8:30 p.m. Street Dance at Bandstand (CS)


8:00 a.m. Jr. Beef Judging,

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

9:00 a.m. Outside Exhibits open (YP)

Bandstand opens (CS)

10:00 a.m. Inside Exhibits open (YP)

Fiddler’s Contest registration –

Bandstand (CS)

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


11:00 a.m. Queen’s Parade (CS)

11 – 2 p.m. Yamboree Barbecue (YP)

12:00 p.m. Gospel Stage opens (CC)

Carnival opens (CS)

1:00 p.m. Fiddler’s Contest (CS)

Marching Contest (HS)

1:45 p.m. Livestock Pre-sale Activities (YP)

2:00 p.m. Livestock Sale (YP)

4:00p.m Inside Exhibits close (YP)

8:00 p.m. Barn Dance (YEC)

8:30 p.m. Street Dance at Bandstand (CS)


YP………Yamboree Park, Hwy 271, N (North of Civic Center)

CS…………………………Courthouse Square, Downtown Gilmer

YEC…Yamboree Event Center (Behind Gilmer Civic Center)

CC………………Civic Center, Hwy 271, N (North of Wal-Mart)

WH ………………..……..Wesley House, 231 Quail Drive

HS…………………..Gilmer High School, 850 Buffalo St.


The East Texas Yamboree is one of the longest running festivals in Texas with well over one hundred thousand people attending every year.

What makes the Yamboree special to so many people?

Many would say it’s the great carnival that we make sure to expand every year with many exciting new rides and attractions. Others have said that its the wonderful Queen’s Coronation Pageant with all its beautiful and talented young ladies and the spectacle that they bring to our stage. Then we have the Livestock Show and Sale where one gets to enjoy seeing the animals  and shop projects that our youth have worked so hard on for sale.

Others love the barn dance where we get to see the rising young stars of country music and dance the night away. Let’s not forget the the school and the grand spectacle of the Queen’s Parade, gospel singing, the outside exhibits where people come to sell all types of wares. Then we have  the art and photography shows, the food (that’s one of my favorites), high school football, spending time with family and old friends plus myriad other activities taking place over this special weekend in October.

All of these things and more make the East Texas Yamboree an event that people come from all over the world to enjoy every year.

So come and see for yourself what makes the Yamboree special to so many of us; you won’t be disappointed.

For More Information contact:

Gilmer Area Chamber of Commerce

PO Box 854

106 Buffalo St.

Gilmer, TX 75644


email: gilmerareachamber@gmail.com

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