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, Murphy USA 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 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

Frighty Night Outdoor Movie

DATE: Oct 28, 2022

TIME: 6:30pm

LOCATION: Lawn Nest to the Gallery of History

From the archives of Horror film history and the Michael G. Fitzgerald Collection, the Silver Screen Series returns with an open-air screening of Universal International’s 1954, classic, “Creature from the Black Lagoon: starring Arkansas’ own, Julie Adams.

  Join us on Friday, October 28th at 6:30 pm, for a fun, free, shindig on the lawn at 412 E. Faulkner.  Bring your chairs or blankets, ice chest or picnic basket and enjoy a classic movie under the stars.  Concessions of hot dogs, popcorn and s’mores will be available. 

The film will begin at 7p.m. and costumes are encouraged. 

*Screening is open to all of the public.