If You’re Visiting The South, Don’t Miss The Mayhaw Festivals In Many Cities November 12, 2019 0 Comments Food

If You’re Visiting The South, Don’t Miss The Mayhaw Festivals In Many Cities

Every town has a personality or a flavor, if you will. Most folks visiting the south can’t resist shopping in the “general stores” every small southern town seems to have. They find homemade preserves and other food products, one of a kind handmade items, and remembrances of their visit. They find mayhaw jelly Perry GA there.

What’s A Mayhaw?

A mayhaw is both a tree and a fruit. It flourishes in the wetlands of the south over to Texas. The fruit is small and red, tart, and looks much like a cranberry. The fruit is ripe in May which is when mayhaw jelly is made. It has a sweet yet tart taste. Mayhaw jelly can be found in many southern Mayhaw Festivals.

Mayhaw Festivals

The two day Colquitt (Georgia) Mayhaw Festival is held in April and features races, food, fun, strong man competitions, truck pulling, and a variety show. Come and get your mayhaw jelly and have some fun!

Mayday Festival

Each May in Perry GA, the Mayday Festival and Soapbox Derby features racing, of course, along with live artists sharing their wares, fun for the little ones with bubbles, face painting, and chalk on the sidewalks, live music, food and drink, and lots of fun. There’s bound to be mayhaw jelly Perry GA, so yall come and check it out.

Mayhaw Festival

When you’ve enjoyed all Georgia has to offer, head on over to El Dorado AR in May. There you’ll find bluegrass music, racing, the arts, car shows, museum tours, and lots of fun for the kids. Oh, yes, and don’t forget the mayhaw jelly.

Mayhaw Festival

There’s only room to list one more festival. Starks LA has a two day celebration of the fruit in early May. Some of the best food in the south is availale as well as carnival rides, arts and crafts, car shows, auctions, and live entertainment. Stock up on your mayhaw jelly here!