Golden Sweet Potato Festival

Welcome! We invite you to join us
for the sweetest of East Texas traditions.

The Golden Sweet Potato Festival

This best of small-town festivals offers fun for everyone.  Join us to celebrate family, friends, and heritage, and that delectable, orange vegetable that makes Golden THE Sweet Potato Capital of the World!

About Us

Something for everyone

The festival offers non-stop fun: livestock competition, pageants, mutton bustin’, 5K run, parade, horseshoe tournament, baking and photography contests, live and silent auctions, dance, and a special appearance from Miss Texas and Miss Junior Teen Texas. Whew!

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Event Highlights


Who earned the crowns this year? It takes poise and talent to join the tanks of sweet potato royalty!

2018 Winners


This event is bound to inspire! Whether you’re driving, riding or marching, all are welcome to join the fun.

2018 Parade Highlights

5K Run

Grab your running shoes and join us for the GSPF 5K. It’s a great way to jump-start a perfect fall day.

Photo Contest

East Texas never fails to capture the photographer’s eye. Share your unique take on the area with original photos.

2018 Winners

Baking Competition

Calling all bakers and culinary artists! If you can whip up an amazing sweet potato creation, this is your time to shine.

2018 Winners

Mutton Bustin'

The most unique of rodeo events. This is for the little ones who want to grab some wool and GO!

2018 Winners

Baking Competition Winners

Announcing the winners of the 2018 GSPF Baking Competition! Youth Division - Pies Winner: Ava Nivison Youth Division - Cakes & Bars Winner: Cullen McManus Youth Division - Savory no entries Adult Division - Pies 1st Place: Lorie Lewis 2nd Place: Megan McManus 3rd...


Presenting the Golden Sweet Potato Festival 2018 shirts! These super-soft tees are destined to be your favorite memento of a great weekend. Available in navy, chocolate brown, olive green, and black (adult and youth sizes) and burgundy (adult sizes only). Take a look!...

Did somebody say raffle?

We're betting you have the perfect sunset-viewing location for this gorgeous turquoise metal glider, donated by Big Country Farm Center. Tickets are only $1 each! You can purchase them beginning October 15 from the festival Queen contestants. They'll be available for...


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