81st annual East Texas Yamboree will hold many events

81st annual East Texas Yamboree will hold many events

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - One of the longest running festivals in the state is returning in October.

Over 100,000 people attend the festival in Gilmer every year, and this year is expected to be no different.

There are several events scheduled. The events range from pageants, gospel singing, and even barn dancing!

The events include:

Wednesday October 17th:

10:30am - Museum Opens - display of Queens Gowns (daily Wed. - Saturday)

6pm-midnight - Carnival opens - HALF price rides all night

7:30pm - Queens Coronation

Thursday October 18th:

10:00am - Ribbon Cutting at Yamboree Band Stand - Official opening of the Yamboree

Noon-midnight - Carnival

Noon-6pm - Inside and Outside Exhibits, crafts, etc. at the Yamboree Grounds

7:30pm - Queen's Coronation

8:30pm - Street Dance at Bandstand

Friday October 19th:

9:00am-6pm - Outside Exhibits, crafts, boutiques etc

9:00am - Bandstand opens with live music playing throughout the day

10:00am-6pm - Inside Exhibits

11:00am - SCHOOL parade

Noon - Area Bands perform on the Bandstand

Noon-midnight - Carnival

4:00pm - Gospel Stage Opens

8:30pm - Street Dance at the Bandstand

Saturday October 20th:

8:00-10:00am - Antique/Classic Car Show (West Cast Street)

9:00am-6pm - Outside Exhibits, crafts, boutiques etc

9:00am - Bandstand opens

10:00am-6pm - Inside Exhibits

11:00am - QUEEN'S Parade

11:00am-2:00pm - Barbecue lunch at Yamboree Grounds

Noon - Gospel Stage Opens

Noon-midnight - Carnival

1:00pm - Fiddlers Contest

Marching Contest

2:00pm - Livestock Sale

8:00pm - Barn Dance Wade Bowen

8:30pm - Street Dance at Bandstand

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