It draws thousands of visitors every year, in the annual celebration of a spud wannabe, the Gilmer Yamboree festival.
The 71st edition of the Gilmer Yamboree got underway today with livestock judging events, along with canning and yam judging. Before all the pageantry and parade many look forward to competitions. Its a big event for yam growers as well looking to sell their fall harvest.
The Yamboree runs through Saturday, with the big Yamboree parade at 11-am Saturday.