Sunset at Prien Lake Park

Sunset at Prien Lake Park

Friday, May 17, 2013

Starks Mayhaw Festival

The Starks Mayhaw Festival is this weekend. Mayhaw is a southern fruit tree. I'd never heard of mayhaw prior to moving to Louisiana. But I do think it is a fun word to say, even if you can't eat them right off the tree. Kind of like crabapples, in that respect. Mostly people make jelly with them. Or wine. I doubt I'll make it to the festival again this year. But I went last year and had an interesting time. You can read about that trip here.

How about you? Did you find anything fun and interesting to do this weekend?


Common Household Mom said...

We're just doing gardening tasks this weekend.

Mayhaws - We definitely don't have them around here! I wonder if they are anything like persimmons. My husband likes persimmon pudding.

Angie Kay Dilmore said...

CHM, we grow persimmons here, too. As of yet though, I am not aware of a persimmon festival. Anyway, I tried a persimmon once. They are hard to find at just the right ripeness. I think they are fairly tart. And juicy in a messy sort of way. No, I think mayhaws are more like crabapples.