Sweet Potato FestivalsSweet Potato and Yam Festivals in 2023: Where, When and More to Find an Sweet Potato and Yam Festival Near You!

Looking for a Sweet Potato and Yam festival in September 2023? There is no other listing as complete and current as this list, just updated! Sweet Potato and Yam festivals are held through the United States, Canada, Britain, and Australia and much of the world. All the Sweet Potato and Yam festivals we can find are listed on this page! If you love apples, look for a festival near you below! And I'm looking for more Sweet Potato and Yam festivals! Please write me, if you know of any to add!  I update the dates as soon as the festivals publish their information, but you can always click on the links (usually the name of the festival) to see the current information on the festival's own website. 

Especially this year, due to Coronavirus, be sure to click on the links (the blue, underlined name of the each festival) to confirm this year's dates on the website for each festival. If they don't have a website, call the phone number provided, but ALWAYS CONFIRM THIS YEAR'S DATES AND TIMES BY EITHER VIEWING THEIR WEBSITE OR CALLING.

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Sweet Potato and Yam Festivals in 2023: Where, When and More to Find an Sweet Potato and Yam Festival Near You!

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United States


  • Cullman Sweet Tater Festival - September 03, 2017 to September 04, 2017; Sun. 1-4, Mon. 8-3
    416 County Road 385, Cullman, AL 35057. Phone: 256-636-5887. Directions: Smith Lake Park. Click here for a map and directions. Admission  is $3.00. Children 5 and under Free. Cullman is located in the Bankhead & Sipsey Wilderness Region of North Alabama. A myriad of arts & crafts along with craft and food vendors, sweet potatoes, music, a car show, and lots of food and family fun abounds at this festival.



  • Livingston Annual Sweet Potato Festival - late September, several days long
    Max Foster Sports Complex, 2600 Walnut Avenue Livingston, CA. The City of Livingston brings to you an event for families to celebrate the Sweet Potato Harvest. This year's event will be held on September 22,23,24 at the Max Foster Sports Complex, 2600 Walnut Avenue Livingston. There will be a carnival, live bands, entertainment, Pro Wrestling, Lucha Libre, A Corn Hole Tournament, Kid Zone, Recipe Contests, Sweet Potato Education Exhibit, Real Camels, Farmers Market, Culinary Exhibit and numerous activities geared towards sweet potatoes. Every food vendor will have a sweet potato specialty item.Their website seems to be under construction, you may find more current information on the City of Livingston website.. This family oriented and unique festival not only represents the beloved sweet potato but hosts most of it's activities in honor of it. Here is a list of Activities you will find at this years Festival Huge Carnival, KIDZONE, Sweet Potato Education Exhibit, Recipe contest, Corn Hole Tournament, Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Real Camel, Face Painting, Sweet Potato Ice Cream, Sweet Potato Cupcakes, Pro Wrestling, Lucha Libre, top tier entertainment and huge variety of food vendors and a Farmers Market! Each food vendor is required by the festival to offer an item on their menu featuring sweet potatoes. Admission to the festival is FREE. the concerts are $5 in advance and $10 at the stage gate. Exhibits, KIDZONE and demonstrations are all free. Parking is $5.
    2017 Hours and dates:
    Friday September 22 6pm to 11pm
    Saturday September 23 3pm to 11pm
    Sunday Swptember 24 3pm to 10pm








  • North Louisiana Sweet Potato Festival - October, 9 am - 4 pm
    Main Street, Oak Grove, LA.  Phone: 318.282.4041. Parade Carnival Classic Car Show (sponsored by McDonalds) Arts, Crafts, and food vendors Antique Tractor Pull (at the Lingo Center on Hwy 17). Admission Cost: Free
    Downtown Oak Grove hosts the annual North Louisiana Sweet Potato Festival in October, where the small-town fest vibe is alive with rides, live bands and a sweet potato-cooking contest.








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South Carolina

  • Lower Richland Sweet Potato Fest - Late April
    This Festival was designed to bring family, friends and the community together. It started as a small community event, but now has grown over the years to reach out to all the counties and states to enjoy what the Lower Richland Festival has to offer. The Festival is also designed to cater to all ages. There will be prizes for the Sweet Potato Contest and the Crafts. Entertainment includes a parade starting at 11am, praise dancers, mime, step team, drum line, health fair, live band, arts & craft games, music, carnival rides for the children with face painting and more. Our emcee will be the great Curtis Wilson again this year along with talented performers and musicians to be announced soon. We look forward to a great time with friends and family so bring your lawn chairs. This is a FREE event.

  • South Carolina Sweet Potato Festival -   the second Saturday of October each year. Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 9am to 4pm
    Public Square, Darlington, SC 29532. Phone: 843-393-3526. The S.C. Sweet Potato Festival includes more than 100 craft, food, and arts vendors, live entertainment, music, puppets, exhibits, an antique car show, appearances by Spud, and plenty of funnel cakes and sweet potato pies! The Pilot Club of Darlington sponsors the South Carolina Sweet Potato Festival held the second Saturday of October each year.  More than 30,000 people gathered on the Public Square in Darlington during the 25th S.C. Sweet Potato Festival in 2007, and the event continues to be a success, raising funds for community projects including those that develop youth, provide service and education, and uplift families.  More than 80 vendors attended the festival in 2007 with entertainment held on the stage beside the Darlington County Courthouse.

South Dakota



  • East Texas Yamboree - October 18th to 21st, 2017
    Yamboree Park, Gilmer, TX 75644. Phone: 903-843-2413. email: gilmerareachamber@gmail.com. Over 80 years, the East Texas Yamboree is one of the longest running festivals in Texas with well over one hundred thousand people attending every year. Many exciting new rides and attractionsQueen's Coronation Pageant , Livestock Show and Sale, a barn dance with country music to dance the night away. The Queen's Parade, gospel singing, the outside exhibits where people come to sell all types of wares, art and photography shows, Click here for a link to our Facebook page.



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Britain (England, Scotland and Wales)




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