The Downtown Smithfield Development Corporation will present the annual Ham & Yam Festival Saturday, May 6 from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. at 200 S. Front St., Smithfield. The annual Ham & Yam Festival is teeming with ham biscuits, barbeque pork, sweet potatoes and more. There will be arts, kids’ activities, live entertainment and the popular “What’s That Yam Thing?” art contest, a favorite for school-aged children given the opportunity to turn sweet potatoes into works of art. The Ham & Yam Festival has grown into a celebration of the agricultural products that Smithfield and Johnston County are known for with live music, country ham biscuits, and sweet potatoes galore! Visitors wander through the festival area filled with hundreds of booths occupied by local artists, craftspeople, makers, face painters, local non-profit organizations and more. This family-friendly event keeps crowds entertained with performances on multiple stages, children’s games, and inflatables. You can follow their Facebook page at Ham & Yam Festival. For more information, call 919-934-0887.