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?

2 comments:

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.