South Arkansas Historical Preservation Society

SAHPS Events in El Dorado, AR

mayhaw festival

Craft Fair

Mayhaw Festival

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

Christmas Open House

DATE: Nov 19, 2017

TIME: 1:00 - 4:00

LOCATION: Newton House Museum

    Come join us on November 19th for some Christmas cheer as we celebrate the holidays circa 1849. The Newton House Museum is all decked out in period decorations and will be open for tours.  Santa Claus will be on hand for pictures so bring your cameras. There will be plenty of refreshments on hand to enjoy as you listen to Christmas music performed by local school children.

    A children’s craft table will be set up that will allow young guests to create their own holiday craft.  The Newton House gift shop will be open, featuring the Newton House’s own Mayhaw Jelly and other last minute Christmas gifts (that can only be found here) for that special person on your list.  Join us and bring the family for a great day of music, crafts, unique gifts and holiday cheer.