Mayhaw Festival!

The Mayhaw Festival is back! The festival, which is celebrating 22 years this year, will be May 3 in El Dorado at the Newton House Museum.


A nice range of activities will take place like the Mayhawlin’ 10K and 5K, which takes racers through the Mahoney and Murphy-Hill Historic Districts, a car and truck show, a rock climbing wall, a chicken wing cooking competition, live music, museum tours of the Newton House Museum and the Miles House and, of course, mayhaw jelly.

Live music for the day includes a bluegrass performance by fifteen-year old Clancey Ferguson, who plays many instruments including the fiddle. Ferguson got her start performing at the Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View.

The museum is located along Jackson Street between Faulkner and Sheppard Streets. The festival takes place from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more details visit or call  the South Arkansas Historical Foundation at 870-862-9890