Sunday, May 6th, 2012, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
It’s time for our 6th Annual Mayhaw Berry Harvest Festival! Mayhaw trees are native to and limited to just a few states here in the Southern United States. We talk more about these beautiful fruit trees on our Mayhaw Pond page.
With all the recent warm weather and some nice rains we are hoping for a bountiful crop, however, we never know the exact harvest time until further into April. Let’s all hope for no late frost. The trees are lush and green now and the blossoms are there so harvest may be a bit early this year. There is water in the stand which is a good thing. Makes it trickier to harvest but usually means a good crop. Last year’s drought meant we had only half the crop of the previous year.
We find more uses for these delicious berries all the time. This year, besides our homemade jelly and pepper jelly sauce, we will have Mayhaw Berry Cake.
We will have the hay rides, the Phoney Pony swing, the lambs and kids to pet, along with the chickens and guineas. We have ordered baby chicks so they will still be tiny and cute during the festival. The big dogs will be close by and there will be vendors from around the area. There is always a picnic spot and Johnston’s Meat Market should be here with their barbecue sandwiches and maybe some lamb or goat stew. The event is free for all to come but we hope you’ll support our vendors.
We encourage folks from out of town to come with your RV and we’ll find a space for you to park. We have two hookups or you can use a generator. We may put you to work also but that’s another story.