Smithfield Ham and Yam Festival Logo

    See You in Smithfield - May 4th.

    Sweet potato in hands at the Ham & Yam Festival in Smithfield, NC.The Ham & Yam Festival has grown into a celebration of the agricultural products that Smithfield and Johnston County are known for with live music, country ham biscuits, and sweet potatoes galore! YUM!  This year's festival is scheduled for May 4th in Downtown Smithfield.

    The festival hosts the “What’s That Yam Thing?” contest, a favorite for school-aged children given the opportunity to turn sweet potatoes into works of art. Visitors wander through the festival area filled with more than one hundred booths occupied by local artists, craftspeople, and makers, face painters, local non-profit organizations, and more.

    This family-friendly event keeps crowds entertained with performances on the new Neuse River Amphitheater, children’s games, and inflatables. Don't forget to follow our Facebook page for more news and pictures!

    Festival Entertainment Line-up

    Amphitheater Line-Up

    10:00 AM:      Bailey Morrison

    11:30 AM:      Tony Jonez

    1:30 PM:       Mickey Mills and Steel

    3:30 PM:       RT Johnson Band

    5:30 PM:       Tuesday's Gone

    Band photo of Tuesday's Gone, a Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute band.

    Third Street Line-Up

    10:00 AM:     Johnston County Chorus

    11:00 AM:     Spartan Thunder

    11:30 AM:     SSS Jazz Band

    12:30 PM:     Mr. Smooth and the Lowlanders

    2:30 PM:      The WEJ

    5:00 PM:      The Allison Radcliff Band


    For questions regarding the Ham & Yam Festival vendors, food, entertainment, or other details for the day, contact the DSDC office at 919-934-0887.


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