What is a pawpaw?
The pawpaw (Asimina triloba) is North America’s largest edible native tree fruit. The fruit has a wonderful creamy texture and a tropical flavor.  Southern Ohio is home to some of the largest and best tasting wild pawpaw patches on the planet. The pawpaw is also super nutritious and historically significant.

Where is the festival? What are the dates and hours?
Lake Snowden, 5900 US-50, Albany, OH  45710

September 16-18, 2022
Fri., 4 p.m. – midnight
Sat., 10 a.m. – midnight
Sun., 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

What is the admission cost?
Weekend pass is $50; Friday only pass is $15; Saturday only pass is $20; Sunday only pass is $15.  Kids aged 12 and under are free.  $5 off discount offered to active duty/retired military, seniors (60+) and Albany residents with proof of residency.  Parking is free.  This is a rain or shine event. All schedules are subject to change.  Ticket sales, including service charges, are final. NO REFUNDS.

Early bird weekend passes are on sale now.

How do I contact Lake Snowden?
Please call 740-698-6373.

What can/can’t I bring into the festival?
Like most events, only CLEAR BAGS/CLEAR BACKPACKS and small clutch bags/fanny packs/cross body bags are permitted. No large purses, backpacks or bags allowed.

Okay to bring:
· Water bottles, factory sealed water bottles, Camelbaks/personal hydration systems
· Baby strollers
· Wagons
· Towels and blankets
· Folding chairs/lawn chairs/bag chairs
· Bags made of clear plastic, clear vinyl or clear PVC; clear zip-top bags
· Small bags either with or without handle/strap
· Small fanny packs/waist-packs/cross body bags
· Bags/small coolers for medical and baby needs

Prohibited:
· Weapons of any kind
· Outside alcohol
· Illegal drugs and paraphernalia
· Large coolers
· Drones
· Glass containers
· Sky lanterns
· Laser pens
· Pepper spray or mace
· Fireworks or explosives

If you have a question about our safety and security measures or have a question about your bag, e-mail us at pawpawfest@gmail.com

Are there any ID requirements to enter the festival?
Please bring ID if you are over 21 and plan to purchase from the beer garden.

Is the festival handicapped accessible?
Yes.  Most of the event is on grass, so be aware of uneven surfaces.  Handicapped accessible parking and portable toilets are available.

If I buy a ticket in advance, do I need to print it out?
It is helpful, but you can also check in with your mobile device. We ask that all members of the party be present at check-in so that we can check IDs to verify any individuals 21 and over.  Tickets will not be issued to those individuals who are not present.

Can I leave and re-enter the festival?
Yes, but be prepared to show your ticket/wristband and have your bag checked.

Can I bring my pet?
No, pets are not permitted on the festival grounds.

Are service animals allowed?
Only certified service animals trained to assist someone with a disability are permitted. Please contact the festival at pawpawfest@gmail.com in advance of the event to pre-register.  Animals must be documented and registered, and be leashed and cleaned up after, at all times anywhere on Lake Snowden grounds, including within the festival site.

Can I camp at the festival?

Limited overflow tent only camping is available for a flat rate of $20 per site for the weekend (Friday and Saturday nights only). Sites are 15′ x 15′ and can accommodate one large tent or two small tents; maximum of six campers per site. This is on a first-come, first-served basis, and reservations only can be made by calling the Lake Snowden park office at 740-698-6373. Office hours are Wed., Fri., Sat. and Sun. from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Campsites with electric and water hookups are sold out. 

Is there cell service or WiFi?  Can I charge my device?
Cell service depends on your provider and could be unpredictable. There is no WiFi.  There will be a solar phone charging station on site.

Will there be an ATM on site?
No.  There are several ATMs very close to Lake Snowden, in the village of Albany.

Are there bathrooms?
There are multiple portable toilets and hand washing stations throughout the festival grounds.

What if I have an emergency?
Athens County Emergency Management Services, Hocking College security and local auxiliary officers will be on site all weekend.

Is there a shuttle service?
Yes, there will be FREE shuttle buses.

Friday
Buses depart from the bottom of Ohio University’s Baker Center starting at 5:30 p.m.  Last bus departs Lake Snowden for Athens at 11:30 p.m.

Saturday
Buses depart from the bottom of Ohio University’s Baker Center starting 10:00 a.m. AND 10:30 a.m. from the Alexander School parking lot.  Last bus departs Lake Snowden for Athens at 11:30 p.m. School parking lot buses will run on an as needed basis only.

Sunday
Buses depart from the bottom of Ohio University’s Baker Center starting 10:00 a.m.  Last bus departs Lake Snowden for Athens at 3:00 p.m.

Are golf carts allowed?
No, no motorized vehicles of any kind are permitted on the festival grounds.

How do I contact the festival?
General questions:  pawpawfest@gmail.com
Volunteering:  volunteerpawpaw@gmail.com
Food vending: pawpawfestfood@gmail.com
General vending: pawpawfestmarketplace@gmail.com
Music booking: brian@rickhousebooking.com