Yoakum is partially in western Lavaca County and in eastern DeWitt County. In its early years, Anglo-Americans used this site for gathering herds of Texas longhorns being driven to market along the Chisholm Trail. With the arrival of the San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railroads in 1887, a town site was established. Yoakum once called itself the "Green Wrap" tomato capital of the world and still commemorates this heritage with an annual Tom Tom Festival, usually on the first week of June.
Big Bend National Park Area
Arts & Culture
These are photos of Yoakum. Explore more Texas To-Dos for inspiration for your next trip!
Plan your Texas trip then take your Passport with you.
You are now leaving TravelTex.com. You are on your way to an external website.
Economic Development & Tourism (EDT) provides these links solely for the convenience
of our visitors and does not endorse, operate or control the external websites.
EDT cannot be liable for direct or indirect damage to the user resulting from Internet
connections, including but not limited to viruses, pop ups, spyware, or offensive
Don't show this message again.