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It’s Mayhaw time…

Looking for some fun this weekend that doesn’t involve cleaning fish?

Try the Mayhaw Festival in Marion, La. The 32nd annual festival is scheduled for May 10 & 11th, 2013. Make plans to come and join the fun. The event is sponsored by the Marion Fire Department. Marion is located in the northeast corner of Union Parish right off the Ouachita River bottoms.

Friday night kicks off the festival with a street dance in the parking lot of Marion State Bank. Bring lawn chairs and dancing shoes to join in the fun! If you’re not one for dancing, don’t worry, thee is plenty of food available.  George Rowton and the Outlaws will be there 8 pm-11pm!

Saturday’s festivities begin with a parade. Four wheelers, horses, floats, golf carts are all welcome.  Bring the kids early to catch all the action with fire trucks, police cars, the Barak Shriners in their mini cars, local businesses tossing candy from floats, and the Mayhaw Pageant queens and contestants throwing prizes.  Activities for all ages are happening all day Saturday — a turkey calling contests, horseshoe tournament, mayhaw spitting contest, egg toss, mayhaw jelly cooking contests. treasure hunt, and talent show are just a handful of the activities you can participate in.  You do not want to miss the lawnmower races  where high performance lawn mowers are pitted against each other for top prizes and, of course, bragging rights! There will be arts and crafts and did I mention food — bar-b-que, fried fish, chicken on a stick, sno-cones, crawfish, and funnel cakes to name a few dishes.

This year is also the 1st Annual Mayhaw Poker Run . For more information look on http://www.townofmarionla.com/Mayhaw_Festival.html

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