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

2016 Ohio Pawpaw Festival

Pawpaw FestThe 18th Annual Ohio Pawpaw Festival will takeplace September 16-18, 2016. 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!

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

$15/one-day pass; $30/weekend pass; children 12 & under free.
Senior Citizens Discount for guests 60 and over, with proper ID, for admission purchased at the festival gate.
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.

Printable Festival Brochure
Download a printable 11x17 copy of the 2015 Pawpaw Festival brochure with schedule info:
Front/Back (PDF, 4.5 MB)
Inside (PDF, 2.8 MB)

2016 Renewable Energy Regatta

Saturday, Sept. 17
12-5 p.m.

Design, build and operate a boat that uses nothing but solar, wind, and/or muscle power in any desired combination. Build for speed, endurance and maneuverability using no combustion engines or energy storage on board. Teams are encouraged to apply, but individuals are also welcome. Cash prizes! Slalom Race: $1,500 prize; Speed Race: $1,000 prize; Remote-controlled Race: $500 prize. Click here for full details. Register by Aug. 19 at UpGradeAthens.org/2016RenewableEnergyRegatta.

Pawpaw Shuttle Information

Take the shuttle and reduce our carbon footprint! Vist our shuttle page for details on pickup locations and times.

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 $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.

What is a Pawpaw?

pawpawThe 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.