The 2022 Ohio Pawpaw Festival was held September 16-18; please monitor the website for updates.
Integration Acres, along with the Albany Business & Community Development committee and the Albany Riding Club, organized the first pawpaw festival on Sunday, October 10, 1999. It rained for most of the day, but the event, then called the Albany Pawpaw Festival, was a success and a tradition was born.
Many years later, the Ohio Pawpaw Festival has evolved into one of Ohio’s premier events, offering attendees a solid weekend of all things pawpaw: the best pawpaw competition, pawpaw cook-off and pawpaw eating contest; a pawpaw beer garden & tasting session event; workshops & speakers; live music; an artisan & community marketplace; kids’ activities; and, of course, plenty of pawpaw food. A full line-up of educational presentations and activities cover pawpaw growing, cooking, genetics, medical use and other topics related to sustainability.
The festival is held on the grounds of scenic Lake Snowden, 5900 US-50, Albany, Ohio.
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