Date(s) - September 16, 2016 - September 18, 2016
Join pawpaw fanatics from around the country at the peak of the season for a weekend filled with everything pawpaw: food, beer, music, art, history, trees, people, and much more!
Smell, touch, and taste this wonderful tropical-flavored fruit that has been growing in America for thousands of years and is considered Ohio’s first fruit.
The Ohio Pawpaw Festival is a fun-filled and educational community event celebrating one of America’s largest native tree fruits, the Pawpaw (Asimina triloba). This three-day event highlights the rich history and future possibilities of the pawpaw through delectable foods, quality entertainment, unique arts, crafts and local businesses throughout southeastern Ohio and beyond.
Special events at the festival include competitions for the best pawpaw, best pawpaw-related work of art, pawpaw cook-off, and the ever-popular pawpaw-eating contest. An energetic family environment is created by Kids Central, which provides a wide range of hands-on activities. The Main Stage is host to some of the best musicians and performers in our region. A full line-up of presentations and activities cover pawpaw growing, cooking, genetics, medical use and other topics related to sustainability.