South Arkansas Historical Preservation Society

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Mayhaw Festival 2012

The 20th annual Mayhaw Festival will be held on (Friday & Saturday) May 4 & 5, 2012 in El Dorado.  The Friday May 4th entertainment will be held on the grounds of the El Dorado Convention Center (Locust Street side) and is coordinated by El Dorado Festivals & Events.  The music will begin with Effron White at 5:30 PM followed by the Travelin McCourys at 7 PM.  The SAHF encourages the festival patrons to visit Union Square and enjoy the restaurants and shops in beautiful downtown El Dorado.

The May 5th street festival will occur on the grounds of the Newton House Museum and along Jackson Street between Faulkner and Sheppard Streets on Saturday from 8 AM to 4 PM.  The festival will include children's activities, rock climbing, 5K Run, Mayhaw biscuit breakfast, museum tours, live bluegrass music, craft vendors, lawn & garden vendors, Mayhaw jelly, and an antique car show.  Bands scheduled to appear include Missouri Boatride and The Belfry Fellows.   The popular Wing-Ding chicken wing cook-off returns for its second year as a part of the festival

Our thanks to the following sponsors: First Financial (Wing Ding), Murphy Motors (car show), Simmons First Bank (bandstand), El Dorado Festivals and Events (band sponsor), Murphy USA (5K Run), William Cook & Associates (5K Run), Clean Harbors (tents), El Dorado Chemical (car show), the El Dorado A & P Commission.  Out thanks to Timberlane Meat Market for providing the chicken to the cook-off.

Check the festival Facebook page for updates and new postings.