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Mayhaw Festival

Date: May 5, 2018 Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Event Description The South Arkansas Historical Preservation Society, Inc. is pleased to present the 26th Anniversary celebration of a humble little berry and a touch of South Arkansas history during the 2018 Annual Mayhaw Festival, sponsored by First Financial Bank, El Dorado Chemical and the City of El Dorado held on Saturday May 5. Each year this festival gets off to a running start with the Murphy USA Mayhawlin' 5K and 10K runs. Start the festival out right by taking a bite out of the “guest of honor” during the Mayhaw Jelly Biscuit Breakfast, beginning shortly after the Mayhawlin 5K/10K Run, then enjoy a day of Newton House Museum tours, live music, a vintage market of hand-crafted, homemade goods created by artisan vendors, lawn & garden vendors, quality food vendors, and the “Park & Shine” antique car and bike show. As always there will be a “Kid’s Jam” play area with lots of activities such as: rock climbing, face painting, bounce houses, rope making, an art contest, a petting zoo, train and carriage rides plus much more! Don’t forget to pick up a jar or two of that truly Southern treat, Mayhaw Jelly. Each hand-crafted batch of jelly is made from scratch, using locally sourced fruit and a traditional recipe passed down through generations, and created in the kitchen of the Newton House Museum.


Event Location All activities will occur around the South Arkansas Historical Preservation Society which includes the grounds of the Newton House Museum and the old ECCEL buildings along Jackson and Faulkner Streets, located in the Murphy Hill District. For every ones safety, Jackson Street (between Peach and Sheppard Streets) and Faulkner Street (between Jackson and Madison Streets) will be closed on Saturday from 7:00AM to 5:00PM.
Date/Time Information May 5 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Contact Information
South Arkansas Historical Preservation Society 870-862-9890
Fees/Admission
The Festival is free and open to the public. There are entry fees for the Mayhawlin 5K & 10K runs.
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