South Arkansas Historical Preservation Society

SAHPS Events in El Dorado, AR

mayhaw festival

Craft Fair

Mayhaw festival website

The Mayhaw Festival presented by First Financial Bank, El Dorado Chemical and the City of El Dorado is an annual street festival with craft and food vendors, vintage market, antique car show, Newton House Museum tours, 5K & 10K runs, kids activities, Mayhaw jelly and bluegrass music.

It is a great day of family fun held on the grounds of the Newton House Museum. The Mayhaw Festival is held on the first Saturday of May each year since 1992 and is put on by the South Arkansas Historical Preservation Society in El Dorado, Arkansas. This event is free and open to the public.

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Keeping History Alive Banquet

Keeping History Alive Banquet

The annual Keeping History Alive Banquet is a great evening of fun as well as a fund raiser to keep history alive in El Dorado.

DATE: TBA 2018

Upcoming Events


DATE: Jan 25, 2020

TIME: 6:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Gallery of History 412 E. Faulkner Street

Did you know South Arkansas founders all share a rich history of Scottish and Irish heritage?  And in celebration of this historical fact the Board of Directors of the South Arkansas Historical Preservation Society will be hosting a traditional “Burns Night Supper” -  Saturday, January 25th, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.

 A Burns Night Supper is the celebration of the life and works of the famous Scottish bard, Robert Burns.  He is widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland and is celebrated worldwide.

Guests are cordially invited to this black tie event celebrating South Arkansas’ Celtic Heritage where they will enjoy a champagne reception, explore the Gallery of History and the Union County Sports Hall of Fame. 

This event begins at 6:30 p.m. so get ready to enjoy and share the warmth and spirit of Scotland; get your friends together for ‘auld lang syne’ for old times’ sake and we will meet you right here for a fun-filled night with all who feel their ‘heart’s in the Highlands’!    

Reservations Required        870-862-9890