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Yatta Abba Day

May 06, 2017 in Abbeville , AL

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

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Yatta Abba is the Creek Indian expression for "Grove of Dogwoods." The Abbe Creek derived its name from the Indian word, and hence the town of Abbeville. Each year the community celebrates the beginning of spring and the blooming of the dogwoods with a local festival filled with entertainment, garden items, art, crafts, children's activities, and lots of food vendors. Antique cars, including John Wayne's custom-made station wagon, entertain guests. A sock hop the night before at the community center kicks off the event. Blue grass, gospel, pop, and country music fill the air. Local businesses and restaurants open their doors to the community and to visitors. Trivia contests during the day offer great prizes to participants. This special day is a day for a lovely small community to celebrate its roots and welcome visitors with open arms. The event is held annually on the first Saturday in May.