Ohio Pawpaw Festival



Athens County Visitor's Bureau

The Exclusive Visitors Bureau Sponsor
of the Ohio Pawpaw Festival

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

Athens County Visitor's Bureau

Athens County Visitor's Bureau

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2017 Ohio Pawpaw Festival

Pawpaw FestThe 19th Annual Ohio Pawpaw Festival will take place Sept. 15-17, 2017. We hope you came 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!

Friday: 4 pm - midnight
Saturday: 10 am - midnight
Sunday: 10 am - 5 pm

$15/one-day pass; $30/weekend pass; children 12 & under free. No Refunds; All Sales Final
Seniors 60 and over, with proper ID - $10/one-day pass; $20/weekend pass. 
ATTENTION DOG OWNERS: please note there is NO DOG PARK this year; dogs are still welcome within the camping areas.  Only service animals will be permitted on the festival grounds.

Click here for a map of the festival grounds.


Ohio Pawpaw Festival is located at 5900 US 50 West, Albany, OH.

Dear Ohio Tour

pawpawThe Ohio History Connection staff are traveling across Ohio to learn more about the people and places that make each community special, through its Dear Ohio Tour. They are looking for people from all walks of life to bring a voice to each county, and would love to hear your stories, histories and memories.

Stop by and see the Dear Ohio Tour at the Ohio Pawpaw Festival on Saturday, Sept. 16, from 1-4 p.m. inside the Ohio's Hill Country Heritage Area tent.

Please join in this initiative to have your voice heard, and bring life to your county through the Ohio History Connection’s Dear Ohio Tour.

Established in 1885, the Ohio History Connection manages more than 50 historic sites and museums across the state. We preserve and share the state’s collections and archives for you and all Ohioans. We house the state historic preservation office which helps identify and preserve historic places in your community and all across Ohio. We provide education and local history services that support your students, teachers and communities.

For more information about programs and events, call 800.686.6124 or go online at www.ohiohistory.org.


What is a Pawpaw?

The pawpaw (Asimina triloba) is North America's largest 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.

Come wander the hills and discover why George Washington's favorite dessert was chilled pawpaw.

2017 Crop Update

Look for an announcement later this spring.

Camping at Lake Snowden

Lake Snowden will have unlimited camping areas for tents only. There will be a camping area designated for families.  Cost is $15 per tent for one night, $22 per tent for two nights. Limited shower facilities available for registered campers only.  Click here to purchase tickets online. For other camping questions, please call Lake Snowden at 740-698-6373. (Please note that campsites with electric are SOLD OUT.)