Sweet Potato Cooking/Baking Contest



The Golden Sweet Potato Festival has a cooking/baking contest every year!  It is such a great way to participate in our festival, and it is open to all ages.   Entries are served to our judges who evaluate all aspects of the dish ie. Presentation, texture and of course taste. 

This year we are excited to announce we will have a Special Guest Judge!  Mama Steph from on East Texas Kitchen as seen on KLTV will be with us that day judging! Visit her Facebook page and give her a LIKE and tell her you are happy to have her be a part of our festival!


There is a pie baking contest and also a miscellaneous contest, BUT the item entered MUST contain Sweet Potatoes!  Plaques and Ribbons are awarded along with cash prizes. Cash prizes awarded are; 1st $ 100.00, 2nd $50.00 and 3rd $35.00 and prizes will be award in both categories!

This all goes down on Friday the 23rd of October, the day before the Festival. Come Festival day, October 24th, 2015 the prize winning pies and dishes will become part of our Annual Sweet Potato Auction.  How exciting to see how much your award winning recipe brings at our Auction!  


Call grandma up and get her to pull out those family recipes and get to cooking!   Entry forms are available on the festival info page! 

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The Dance is Back!



HAPPY 35TH TO THE Golden Sweet Potato Festival!!!!!


Board Members and Committees are in full on prep mode.  The festival has several different events that occur each year and they are all put on by volunteers and with donations from our Community and local Business’.   The Dance was something that everyone had grown to expect when they knew festival weekend was nearing, but after a few years of low attendance the Dance was dropped from our Festival Events.  

This year we are mixing things up and bringing back the Dance!  We hope that this will be an event that will pull the whole community together, young and old.  Small towns are always in need of activities that the whole family can get out  together and enjoy.  Take advantage and bring your Wife/Husband out for a little two steppin’, teach your kiddos how to get around a dance floor, & see all of those friends of yours from Facebook. J


 Mark your calendars now and plan to bring the whole family out that Saturday night!  It promises’ to be a great night of family, friends, great music, & dancing!   We look forward to seeing everyone at this year’s Golden Sweet Potato Festival!! MUSIC LINE UP WILL BE POSTED SOON!!!