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2019 Smithfield Ham & Yam Festival

04 May 2019

Join us for the 35th annual Smithfield Ham & Yam Festival presented by Agri Supply and Stevens Sausage Co. on Saturday, May 4 in Historic Downtown Smithfield, NC!

The Downtown Smithfield Development Corporation is pleased to announce that The Original Drifters will headline the 35th annual Smithfield Ham & Yam Festival presented by Stevens Sausage Co. and Agri Supply, with a free concert scheduled for 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 4.

More than fifty years ago, The Drifters launched what would become an incredible career. With roots in doo wop, soul, and R&B, the music that made them a legendary act carries on today through The Original Drifters. The current lineup, assembled by Bill Pinkney, an original member of The Drifters, includes bandmates Chuck Cockerham and Richard Knight Dunbar, as well as Russell Henry and Roger Whitehead. Among their most popular songs are “This Magic Moment,” “Save the Last Dance for Me,” “Up on the Roof,” “On Broadway,” and “Under the Boardwalk.”

“We are excited to bring The Original Drifters to Smithfield for the Ham & Yam Festival,” states Sarah Edwards, festival organizer and Executive Director of the Downtown Smithfield Development Corporation. “With their talent and multi-generational appeal, we’re looking forward to a great show that will have the audience up dancing and singing along!”

With pig races, inflatables, vendors, entertainment, and ham and yam foods, it’s a fun day for the entire family!

A full schedule of events on Saturday, May 4 will attract thousands of people to Historic Downtown Smithfield, NC, where the festival occupies several blocks. Craft and commercial vendors line the streets, food vendors offer a variety of fair foods and menu items featuring country ham and sweet potatoes, and entertainment on the festival’s three stages throughout the day. The festival features a barbecue cook-off, rubber duck race, and the always popular “What’s That Yam Thing?” contest. See you soon in Downtown Smithfield!

For more information, please visit www.hamandyam.com.

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May 4, 2019
9:00 am - 9:30 pm


Historic Downtown Smithfield, NC
Smithfield, NC 27577 US + Google Map