The annual Mayhaw Festival is held in Colquitt on the third weekend in April at the Spring Creek Recreation Park.
Celebrating the famous Mayhaw Jelly which is reputed to be "the best jelly in the world" and always in abundant supply here. Colquitt is famous for the mayhaw, a tart fruit from the rose family that grows in swampy areas. Boats and nets are frequently used to harvest mayhaws, which make the delicious rosy-orange jelly.
Among the festival activities are the 10th annual Mayhaw Festival Century Bike Ride and the Mayhaw Festival Classic Golf Tournament.
"Friday on the Square" (April 19th) kicks off the weekend with a bake sale with local cakes, pies, and other goodies, lots of good country barbeque.
Saturday, April 20th will start with a 5K race and a 1 Mile Fun Walk at 8:30am at Colquitt Freewill Baptist Church. A Main Street parade will begin at 10am followed by local entertainment. Vendors will be selling arts, crafts, collectibles, and a variety of food. There will be many special attractions and displays for all ages. There will be a Mega Slide, Rockclimb, Funhouse, Spider Mountain and Pony Rides for children.
The musical comedy, May-Haw, will be held on Friday, April 19th at 7:30pm and Saturday, April 20th at 2:00pm & 5:30pm in Cotton Hall, a renovated warehouse transformed into a rustic, multi-stage theatrical setting. So come on down and don't forget to get some of the famous Mayhaw jelly to take home!
Mayhaw Trivia and Fun Facts:
- It's a member of the rose family
- It seldom grows over 25 feet tall
- It produces red fruit resembling tiny apples
- It grows in swampy areas
- Boats and nets are used to harvest the mayhaw