Best Pawpaw Competition

Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017
12:15 p.m.

(Winners Announced after 1:15 presentation)

Registration and pawpaw dropoff (dropoff only if pre-registered) is 10:30 am - noon on Saturday in the pop-up tent just outside of the Pawpaw Tent. To enter, one must have three fruits from the same tree for samples; Only one entry per person is permitted in this event.

Entry Form

Click here to register online! Or, click here to download an entry form to bring to the festival.

To collect prize money, winners must provide scion wood or bud wood from the winning trees for use in the variety trials organized by NAPGA.

The Best Pawpaw Competition is the annual event that recognizes the many nuances of pawpaw flavors and characteristics abounding in select and "wild" pawpaw varieties. How does one talk about and describe this delicate flavor? What makes this a good pawpaw? What makes this a bad pawpaw?This year's event will include plaques and cash prizes - $100 for first prize, $75 for 2nd prize and $50 for 3rd prize, plus bragging rights. Fifty dollars also will be awarded to the largest pawpaw.

Each fruit will receive a score from 1 to 5 in each of the categories below. The fruit with the most points wins!