Yamboree Decorated Yam Contest

Yamboree Youth Decorated Yam


October 20th – 23rd, 2021
Yamboree Exhibit Building

 Chairperson: Kaitlin Glaze (903)-917-5947


Queen Audrey Scott Nolan and President Michael Blanks Presenting the Awards for the Best Decorated Yams for 2019


Entries will be accepted on Wed., Oct. 20th from 1-4:00 pm at the Yamboree Exhibit Building.
The cost of entry will be as follows:
Single Entries – $2 each
School Classroom Entries (Upshur County Schools) – $1.00 each potato
Groups – $5.00 (not to exceed 11×14 for one unit)
Each participant will receive a ribbon


1. Under 4yrs.

2. 4-6 yrs.

3. 7-9 yrs.

4. 10-12 yrs.


Yaman Beings (yams decorated as people)
Yaminals (yams decorated as animals)
Yamobjects (all others)


Entries must be created with real yams; however, they may not be decorated with foodstuffs (candies, icing, toothpaste, etc). Entries will be judged on originality, use of the potatoes’ unique shape, time and effort, appropriate artwork ability for the specific age group entered. Newspaper pictures for Best of Show winners will be Friday, October 22nd at 3:30 pm sharp. Entries and awards must be picked before 6:00 pm.

***All entries not picked up by Saturday
after 6:00 pm will be discarded.***

Make sure and give your decorated yam a home so it’s not thrown away if it’s not picked up after 6:00 pm Saturday, October, 23rd.


1st Place: $10.00
2nd Place: $5.00
3rd place $3.00
Best of Show in each division $15.00

Please visit the other exhibits in our Yamboree Exhibit Building like the Junior Art Show and the Home  Canning Showing.