Jayce “Savanna” Finch-Henson 78th East Texas Yamboree Queen
2016 -17 Queen – Elect for the 79th Annual East Texas Yamboree Queen is Riley Mackayla Meritt
Pictured with President Shayne Wilson
Standing to the left of President Shayne Wilson Queen – Elect Riley Mackayla Meritt & our Princess Callie Grace Wheeler-Dodd (left of our new Queen)
We would like to congratulate all these fine young ladies for their 2 weeks of hardwork selling pageant, barn dance and commemorative coins for this years Queen’s Race.
The East Texas Yamboree is one of the longest running festivals in Texas with well over one hundred thousand people attending every year.
What makes the Yamboree special to so many people?
Many would say it’s the great carnival that we make sure to expand every year with many exciting new rides and attractions. Others have said that its the wonderful Queen’s Coronation Pageant with all its beautiful and talented young ladies and the spectacle that they bring to our stage. Then we have the Livestock Show and Sale where one gets to enjoy seeing the animals and shop projects that our youth have worked so hard on for sale.
Others love the barn dance where we get to see the rising young stars of country music and dance the night away. Let’s not forget the the school and the grand spectacle of the Queen’s Parade, gospel singing, the outside exhibits where people come to sell all types of wares. Then we have the art and photography shows, the food (that’s one of my favorites), high school football, spending time with family and old friends plus myriad other activities taking place over this special weekend in October.
All of these things and more make the East Texas Yamboree an event that people come from all over the world to enjoy every year.
So come and see for yourself what makes the Yamboree special to so many of us; you won’t be disappointed.
For More Information contact:
Gilmer Area Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 854
106 Buffalo St.
Gilmer, TX 75644