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

Mayhaw Festival 2019

DATE: May 4, 2019

TIME: 7:00 a.m.

LOCATION: Newton House Museum 510 N. Jackson El Dorado, AR. 71730


Our 27th Annual South Arkansas Mayhaw Festival will be held on the grounds of the historic Newton House Museum. Saturday, 7:00a.m. - 3:00p.m.  We are proud to offer a festival that can be enjoyed by the whole family.  The day will consist of a 5K and 10K run, Mayhaw biscuit breakfast, museum tours, antique car show, live music, food booths, arts & crafts, childrens activities and more!  With new as well as returning vendors this year's festival will be exciting and we are sure that you won't want to miss it!  Last year's event totaled a crowd of 4000 attendees.  Its getting bigger and better every year!  So come on out and we will see you there!