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Pawpaw Tent Schedule

Friday, September 16, 2022

TimeTopic
4:30 PM

Pawpaw Permaculture with Chris Chmiel of Integration Acres

5:15 PMWhat the Heck Is a Pawpaw? with Rob Brannan from Ohio University
6:00 PMPawpaw Team Trivia

Put on your pawpaw thinking caps and join for fun and prizes; maximum six people per team, no minimum.

Saturday, September 17, 2022

TimeTopic
10:15 AM

So You Want to Grow Pawpaws with Farmer Bob Johnson of North American Pawpaw Growers Association

11:15 AM

Pawpaws: A Profile of Ohio's Official Native Fruit with Valerie Libbey of North American Pawpaw Growers Association

12:15 PM

Best Pawpaw Contest; winners announced at 2 pm

1:15 PM

A Guide to Growing Pawpaws in a Small Space with Urban Farmer Justin Husher of North American Pawpaw Growers
Association

2:00 PM

Best Pawpaw Contest (including biggest pawpaw) Winners Announced!

2:15 PM

Cooking with Pawpaws I: Watch, Learn, and Eat! with Chef Dave Rudie and Deb Parmiter of Glenwood Community Club

3:30 PM

Brewers Roundtable w/ Optional Pawpaw Beer Tasting
($30/person, includes souvenir taster; tickets available at 2 pm outside the Pawpaw Tent

4:45 PMTBD
5:30 PM

Joy of Pawpaw: Cookbook Launch Party

Sunday, September 18, 2021

TimeTopic
10:15 AM

Pawpaw 101 with Sarah Francino of The™ Ohio State University

11:15 AM

Pawpaw Cook-off
Watch the judges describe the delicious pawpaw recipes!

12:30 PM

Cooking with Pawpaws II: Learn to Prepare (and Taste!) Recipes from the Joy of Pawpaw Cookbook, with Luisa Guimaraes and Ohio University Nutrition Club

1:30 PM

Pawpaw Cook-off Winners Announced!

Ohio Country Fair Tent Schedule

Friday, September 16, 2022

Time 
7:00 PM

Learn to Square Dance with Burdock and Friends

Saturday, September 17, 2022

TimeWorkshop
10:00 AM

The Pawpaw and Beyond:
Native Food Plants for Your Yard, Garden, or Farm with Laura Northrup Poland of Strawberry Moon Farm

10:00 AM

Scything Demo with John Stock and Dale Francis:
Meet outside the tent

11:15 AM

The Problem with Plastics with Janalee Stock & Theodora Gregg

12:30 PM

DIY Solar with Tom & Valerie Rapini

1:45 PM

Wool in Southeast Ohio with Lisa Heinz of the Southeast Ohio Fiber Shed

3:00 PM

Making Keifer with Warren Taylor

4:15 PM

Sustainable Art: Paper making with Matt Presutti

6:30 PM

Green Building:
Using Local Clay to Build Sustainable Homes

Sunday, September 18, 2022

TimeWorkshop







10:00 AM

Homebrewing Workshop with Pat Quackenbush

11:15 AM

Historical Skills Demo: Parks and Museum Education students of Hocking College

12:30 PM

Cooking with Wild Game with Dr. Val Titus

1:45 PM

Growing and Using American Elderberry: Heather Jobson of Mucky Boots Farm


Pollinator Tent Schedule

Friday, September 16, 2022

TimePresentation
4:00 PM

A Habitat Creation Success Story with Chris Kline, Director of Butterfly Ridge Conservation Center

5:30 PM

Leaves for Wildlife with Pat Shipley

Saturday, September 17, 2022

TimePresentation
10:30 AM

Native Bee & Fly Pollinators with Joe Brehm

12:00 PM

Odd & Fun Facts About Lepidoptera with Kevin Clark

1:30 PM

History of the Wild Ones with Ronda Leffel-Andersen, President & Founder Wild Ones Northeast Ohio


3:00 PM

Propagating Natives Seeds with Gale Martin of Natives in Harmony

4:30 PM

Monarchs & Misinformation...Again! with Chris Kline, Director of Butterfly Ridge Conservation Center

5:30 PMBeetles with Scott Hogsten

Sunday, September 18, 2022

TimePresentation
10:30 AM

Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) Grants with Dani Gill

12:00 AM

Native Plants & Bird Pollination with Danielle Squire of Wild Ones Northeast Ohio

1:30 PM

The Wistendahl Native Garden with Zella Nisely

Holistic Wellness Tent Schedule

Friday, September 16, 2022

TimeActivity
5:30 PM

Evening Yoga with Shei Sanchez, RYT 200

6:30 PM

Sound Healing with James Skalsky and Friends

Saturday, September 17, 2022

TimeActivity
9:30 AM

Morning Yoga with Michelle Greenfield

10:30 AM

Mindful Meditation with Beth Backes of Mindful Actions

11:30 AM

Gentle Herbs to Support You Through Overwhelm, Stress, & Burnout with Erika Galentin of Sovereignty Herbs

12:30 PM

Introduction to Tai Chi with Gina Scarano

1:45 PM

Practices for Calming Anxiety with Erin Finck

3:00 PM

Mindfulness in Nature Forest Bathing Walk with Michelle Greenfield

4:30 PM

Caring for the Dead: Last Rights and Rites with Charlene Suggs

5:30 PM

The Nutrition and Wellness Connection with Live Healthy Appalachia

Sunday, September 18, 2022

TimeActivity
10:30 AM

Morning Yoga with Erin Finck

11:30 AM

Guided Meditation by Bethany Luzney at Athens Area Meditation Services

12:15 PM

Exploring Acupuncture with Michelle Stobart; includes a demonstration

1:45 PM

Introduction to Qi Gong with David Russell

Music/Main Stage

Friday, September 16, 2022

TimePerformer
4:30 P.M.

No Stars

6:00 P.M.

The RT's

7:30 P.M.

Larry Elefante

9:00 P.M.

Ernie Johnson from Detroit

10:30

Rev. Peyton's Big Damn Band

Saturday, September 17, 2022

TimePerformer
11:00 A.M.Steve Free
12:00 P.M.

Megan Wren

1:30 P.M.

Lea Marra & the Dreamcatchers

3:00 P.M.

The Currys

4:30 P.M.

The Wayfarers

5:30 P.M.Pawpaw Eating Contest
6:00 P.M.

The Judy Chops

7:30 P.M.

Joe's Truck Stop

9:00 P.M.

The Ark Band

10:30 P.M.

Dustbowl Revival

Sunday, September 18, 2022

TimePerformer
11:30 A.M.Alexander High School Marching Band
12:30 P.M.

Megan Bee

2:00 P.M.

Oyo

3:30 P.M.

Angela Perley

Kids' Tent Schedule

Brought to you by Rising Appalachia: The Kids’ Tent features non-stop fun and creative exploration through the hourly activities listed below. Each day until dark, enjoy giant inflatable bounce houses, a mini kids’ obstacle course, a NEW mobile bouldering wall brought to you by Climb AthensBlockhouse Bouldering, and Kilter, and a NEW skate park with ramps and rails (brought to you by The Flipside Boardshop and Sojourners Care Network. Helmets required). Also enjoy the surrounding arts and crafts booths and more.

Friday, September 16, 2022

TimeActivity
4:00 PM

Rising Appalachia: Creativity from Your Backyard:
Get your hands dirty and immerse yourself in the possibilities presented by clay, sticks, leaves, and rocks.

5:00 PM

Giant Bubble Wands with Rising Appalachia:
Create your own bubble maker and help us fill the sky with beautiful bubbles.

6:00 PM

Humanz vs Zombies :
Nerf gun and sock bomb battle. Nerf guns available for first 15 participants. Please bring your own Nerf gun if you have one.

7:00 PM

Primitive Fire Starting with Joe Brehm of Rural Action:
Learn skills and techniques for starting a camp fire in the wilderness.

8:00 PM

Camp fire, mashmallow roasting, and stories around the fire with Mike Kubisek of the Deer Hill Folk Tellers.

9:00 PM

Liz Kelley Yoga Presents: Glow Yoga:
A fun, unique yoga experience for big kids, using body paint and glow sticks to salute the moon.

Saturday, September 17, 2022

TimeActivity
10:00 AM

Kids' Yoga with Renee Ripple:
Playful yoga with stories, songs, and games that is ideal for ages 3-6.

11:00 AM

Solid Ground School Presents Story Time with Christin:
Gather round to enjoy a sing-along and hear a selection of nature-themed picture books. Aimed at children aged 4-7; all ages welcome.

12:00 PM

Songs from the Frogman:
Join Michael Frogman as he sings, croaks, and howls about all kinds of creatures found in the forest.

1:00 PM

Dance and Creative Movement with Factory Street Studio:
Move your body with dance and creative movement activities alongside teachers and students from Factory Street Studio.

2:00 PM

Capoeira for Beginners:
Join us for a demonstration, intro class and Roda, and explore the movement and music of this exciting Afro-Brazillian dance/fight/game. All ages and skills welcome.

3:00 PM

Ohio Valley Museum of Discovery Presents Hands-on STEAM Activities:
Make your very own pawpaw pulp paper and test your creativity with printmaking!

5:00 PM

Local Skateboard Demo with The Flipside Boardshop

6:00 PM

Padded Sword (Boffer) Making Station:
Come make your own padded sword, also known as a Boffer, to use in the Boffer Battle to follow! $5 suggested donation to cover materials.

7:00 PM

Rising Appalachia: Great Boffer Battle:
Join us for the epic annual Pawpaw Fest sword fight to the fake death. Staff will lead participants through a series of fun and exciting boffing games. All ages welcome.

Sunday, September 18, 2022

TimeActivity
10:00 AM

Seed Bombs:
Make a set of "seed bombs" to take home and help our beloved pollinators.

11:00 AM

Pond Study with Rising Appalachia:
Grab a net and explore the fascinating creatures living at the waters edge.

12:00 PM

Clay Plant Pressings:
Come join United Plant Savers for a fun activity exploring the texture of plants and other natural items, and the shapes they create when pressed into clay! Take your creation home with you.

1:00 PM

Pawpaw Seed Mosaics with Community Food Initiatives:
Use pawpaw and other locally sourced seeds to create unique works of art that children of all ages can make and take home with them.

2:00 PM

Clowns from Giggles, Wiggles & Oops Present Balloon Twisting:
Pick your favorite balloon animal to take home and watch it take shape before your eyes.

Rural Action's Heritage Tent Schedule

Friday, September 16, 2022

TimePresentation
4:00 PM

What Is Appalachian Understories:
Madison Donohue will share about her role as the Tourism Specialist of Appalachian Understories and explain the goal and missions of creating an inclusive natural and cultural tourism industry in Southeastern Ohio.

5:30 PM

Hear from the president of The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, Tim Burga:
Labor history and the formation of labor unions runs deep through the landscape of Southeast Ohio. Tim Burga will share about the current efforts of America’s Unions to help make safe, equitable workplaces and give working people a collective voice to address workplace injustices without the fear of retaliation. He will share how AFL-CIO fights for social and economic justice and strives to vanquish oppression in all its forms.

Saturday, September 17, 2022

TimePresentation
10:00 AM

Hidden Artistic, Historic, Medical, and Industrial Mainstream Venues of Cannabis:
Don E Wirtshafter, founder and curator, Liz Crow, LPN, Administrator and Joe Brumfield, House Artist, will share about the soon-to-open Cannabis Museum, why they are here, and what they hope to accomplish.

11:30 AM

The Buckeye Trail and Tales of the Woman Who Helped Found It:
Learn about the first ever Woman to hike the 2,050 mile of the Appalachian Trail by herself not once, but three times, Grandma Gatewood! Her great great granddaughter, Caitlin Gatewood Edwards will tell tales of her grandmother's adventures and how they inspired her to create the Buckeye Trail.

1:00 PM

Songs and Stories from the Coal Fields:
Jack Wright and Tim Bauige will share songs and stories of the labor history.

2:30 PM

The Ohio State University’s Center for Folklore Studies, Experiences in Preserving Cultural Heritage:
Hear from several bright, young students about their efforts and experiences in preserving the cultural heritage of Southeast Ohio. They will share about the stories they have archived and what it was like to document the first hand knowledge that was shared with them from community members throughout the Little Cities of Black Diamonds. There will be time for the audience to offer their own placemaking stories.

4:00 AM

LGBTQ+ Heritage:
Mickey Hart will share about his lived experience and the history of the LGBTQ+ community in southeastern Ohio. He will present on the work he and many others have done for the civil rights of the LGBTQ+ community in Athens.

5:30 PM

Indigenous Roots of the Pawpaw:
Join Brian Koscho of Invisible Ground as he shares stories about the pawpaw and its natural and cultural history in the area. Brian will share his Inside Appalachia story, Searching for the Pawpaw’s Indigenous Roots and discuss pawpaws in history, culture and indigenous history.

Sunday, September 18, 2022

TimePresentation
10:00 AM

Women's Role in Coal Mining and Extractive Industry:
Cheryl Blosser will share her knowledge and research of what roles women played in the coal mining industry and their part in the formation of labor unions.

11:30 AM

Intentional Community Panel:
A variety of voices will join in on telling their stories and experiences of living at the intentional communities within Southeast Ohio. This region has several international communities each with their own unique history and culture. This panel brings together several different voices each from a different community to talk about their lived experiences and how international communities have helped shape the heritage of Southeast Ohio. Panelists will share what they are working towards to help further their communities and discuss the future of intentional communities in this region.

1:00 PM

Stories of a Farm Woman: How I Discovered the Buffalo Gal in Me:
Story teller, writer, activist, builder, wife, grandmother and more...join Annie Warmke for a few lessons she's learned from her career as an activist, and farmer, plus a few examples of other fine Buffalo Gals who are changing the face of agriculture. *A “Buffalo Gal” is built sturdy, strong minded, and determined in life. She knows how to get things done and she’s not afraid to try new ideas, create solutions or take the bull by the horns. That’s true thriving, and we know it when we see it.