Ohio Pawpaw Festival


This year's Ohio Pawpaw Festival logo features the caterpillar of the Zebra Swallowtail butterfly (Eurytides marcellus).  It is the only species of the Eurytides (kite swallowtails) that live in the temperate zone of North America. The sole food source for this caterpillar is the young foliage of the pawpaw tree.

Here are some links to learn more about the Zebra Swallowtail caterpillars and pawpaws:

University of Missouri Extension: Caterpillars in Your Yard and Garden

Butterfly Garden Forum: Raising Zebra Swallowtail Caterpillars

Connections: The Pawpaw Tree and the Zebra Swallowtail Butterfly

University of Michigan Museum of Zoology

Chesapeak Bay Program

Butterflies and Moths of North America

Zebra Swallowtail Butterfly {VIDEO}

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Thank you to the Athens County Convention & Visitors Bureau, one of our lead sponsors, for helping to promote the pawpaw!

 

 

The 16th Annual Ohio Pawpaw Festival

The 16th Annual Ohio Pawpaw Festival will take place September 12-14, 2014. We hope you come to join the crowds of happy folks at scenic Lake Snowden in Albany, Ohio for 3 days of Pawpaw music, food, contests, art, history, education, sustainable living workshops and activities for the kids!

Hours
Friday: 4 pm - midnight
Saturday: 10 am - midnight
Sunday: 10 am - 4 pm

Admission
$10.00/one-day pass; $20.00 /weekend pass; children 12 & under free.
Service dogs permitted on festival grounds all weekend; other dogs restricted to designated areas.

Buy Passes Online

Now you can purchase your passes to PawPaw Fest online! Once purchased, they will be available for you to pick up at will call at the main admissions tent at the Festival. Click here to purchase tickets online.

Camping at Lake Snowden

Campsites with electric are SOLD OUT for the weekend of the festival.  However, Lake Snowden is creating overflow camping areas; these additional sites are for tents only. There will also be a camping area designated for families.  Cost is $10 for one night, $15 for two nights. Click here to purchase tickets online. For other camping questions, please call Lake Snowden at 740-698-6373.

Save the Date for next year's festival!

The dates for the 17th Annual Ohio Pawpaw Festival will be September 11-13, 2015. Mark your calendars now!

2013 Contest Winners

Best Pawpaw Contest

1st place: Jerry Lehman, variety 250-39
2nd place: Barbara Lehman, variety 250-48
3rd place: Maddy Singh, variety IXL

Biggest Pawpaw Contest

Jerry Lehman @ 1.48#, variety 250-30

Pawpaw Cookoff

Beverages
1st place: Beth Riordan, Pawpaw Whisky Sour
2nd place: Mauvette Gregory, Pawpaw Mint Drink

Sauces
1st place: Beth Riordan, Pawpaw Chutney
2nd place: Sharon Fulton (of Dogs Gone Wild!), Pawpaw BBQ Sauce
3rd place: Sharon Fulton (of Dogs Gone Wild!), Pawpaw Habanero Sauce

Savories
1st place: Carole Schloss, Pawpaw Crab Dib
2nd place: Beth Riordan, Pawpaw Braised Pork Sandwich
3rd place: A-Town Pies & Fries, Pawpaw Pizza

Desserts
1st place: Beth Riordan, Pawpaw Petit Fours
2nd place: Chelsea's Real Food, Pawpaw Mousse
3rd place: Carole Schloss, Pawpaw 'Misu

Dog Park

2013 Paws at the Pawpaw

Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, September 13, 14 & 15, 2013
Friday, 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday, 10:00 am – 12:00 am
Sunday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
(rain or shine)

Admission:  $ 5.00 per dog
$10.00 Weekend Pass
Please note:  These fees are for the dog park admission only. Visitors will still need to pay the full admission to the festival.  Dogs are welcome in the dog park area only (service dogs excepted).

Click here for a detailed listing of activities.

Take the Shuttle and Reduce Our Carbon Footprint!

Hocking College is providing FREE shuttle service from several pick-up points: in Athens at Ohio University's Baker Center and the Athens Community Center on East State St., and in Albany, at the Albany Fairgrounds. Please note that the shuttle from Albany is on Saturday only; the Athens shuttle will run the entire weekend. Polite, leashed dogs are also welcome to ride. Click here for the shuttle schedule.

How To Get To The Festival

The Ohio Pawpaw Festival is held at Lake Snowden near Albany, which is located about six miles west of Athens on US 50/SR 32. It is about 2 hours from Columbus, 3 hours from Cincinnati and 4 hours from Cleveland.

Traveling from the north
Take US 33 south into Athens. As you approach Athens, stay on US 33 , which merges with the bypass of US 50 W/SR 32 W. Follow US 50 W/SR 32 W heading toward Albany. Look for signs for Lake Snowden Drive, and turn right into the park area.

Traveling from the south
Take US 33 heading northwest toward Athens. As you enter Athens, look for signs for US 50 W/SR 32 W. There will be a BP gas station on the right, and another gas station on the left. Turn left here on Albany Road, which will put you on US 50 W/SR 32 W. Follow US 50 W/SR 32 W heading toward Albany. Look for signs for Lake Snowden Drive, and turn right into the park area.

Traveling from the east
Follow US 50/SR 32, heading west toward Athens. As you enter Athens, you will get on the bypass around the city (US 33/US 50 W/SR 32 W). Follow US 50 W/SR 32 W heading toward Albany. Look for signs for Lake Snowden Drive, and turn right into the park area.

Traveling from the west
Take US 50/SR 32 heading east toward Athens. About a mile or two south of Albany, turn left onto Lake Snowden Drive into the park.

Festival Address

Lake Snowden
5900 US 50
Albany, OH 45710
740-698-6373

Contact Info

Ohio Pawpaw Festival
9794 Chase Road
Albany, Ohio 45710
(740) 698-6060
pawpawfest@gmail.com

Athens County Visitor's Bureau

Please contact the Athens County Convention and Visitors Bureau (800-878-9767) for more information on area lodging and dining.

2013 Pawpaw Festival Sponsors

Many thanks to our sponsors, who make the festival possible!

Lead Sponsors

Athens County Visitor's Bureau

Partners

Integration Acres

Ohio's Hill Country Heritage Area

Snowville Creamery

Teammates

The Athens News

Dovetail Solar and Wind

Friends

The Athens Real Estate Company

Kevin Morgan Studio
 

Enthusiasts

Jack's Septic

Ohio Brwe Week
The Ohio State University Extension
Third Sun Solar

 

Supporters

Amanda Buchanan

Athens Bicycle

Athens-Hocking County
Solid Waste District

Budweiser
Sand Ridge Bed and Breakfast
Sand Ridge Bed and Breakfast
The Ohio State University Extension
 

 

Helpers