The East Texas Yamboree is held in mid-October in Gilmer, Texas. You can visit their website at www.yamboree.com or check out the comments at the bottom of this page to see if this year’s exact date has been published.
The 2010 Gilmer, Texas Yamboree will be held Wednesday, October 20 – Saturday, October 23. This seems a few days late to me (Especially with 2009’s Yamboree taking place October 11 – 17). But I have high hopes of it being a fun-filled event!
I would like to take this opportunity to say “Hi” to all of the visitors I see coming in from the Gilmer, Texas area. I can’t wait to see y’all again! I have tried to come every year since 2001.
The East Texas Yamboree’s midway is usually provided by Crabtree Amusement. The food, the entertainment, the ride selection, and the games are wonderful! It is where my daughter got her first taste of cotton candy and where I learned what a mess blue cotton candy coloring can really make.
Highlights include a school / homecoming parade on Friday morning, live music, and delicious yams. I have always enjoyed a good sweet potato, but I never knew how good they could be before I purchased one from a small concession stand at the Yamboree. — The perfect meal to warm you up on a cool October evening.
Anyone planning to be town help at this event should be ready to work long hours. The year I worked there – on the last day I had to be to my concession stand by 8AM and wasn’t officially finished working until 3 or 4 AM the next day. But it was so worth it to be a part of such a spectacular small-town event!