Ohio’s southeastern hill country is known for its small-town charm, dynamic landscape, and endless opportunities to enjoy nature at it’s finest. From hiking to biking and the cave exploration in between, there’s always something more to explore in this part of the state. Beyond the great outdoors, this area of Ohio is also home to some of the most delicious and unique fruit in North America. The Pawpaw has long been a delicious side note to a trip to the Hocking Hills and in September, it’s a reason to celebrate too. Guests traveling during this time period will make to make sure they make time to enjoy the Ohio Pawpaw festival which features the best of food, family entertainment, and fun.
A Fun and Flavorful Festival
Sponsored by the Ohio Hill Country Area Heritage Program, the Ohio Pawpaw Festival is three days of fun that will once again be hosted in 2019. Mark your calendars for September 13th through the 15th to make the most of this fun-filled event. General admission to the festival is $15 for a day or $30 for the entire weekend with children 12 and under entering at no cost. The festival is held rain or shine and those with a knack for cooking up amazing Pawpaw based dishes will find plenty of opportunities to highlight their skills by signing up for one of the many Pawpaw cook-offs held during the festival. While tastings, demonstrations and cooking contests abound, those looking for a more active approach to enjoying the festival can sign up for the annual Pawpaw 4-mile or 1-mile fun run as well as the Double Nickel Bicycle Ride.
Those with a less competitive edge will enjoy wandering through the festival’s marketplace where artisans, farmers, and educational vendors are on-site to display and sell their one-of-a-kind wares. Each day of the festival features a number of live performances by local musicians, creating a fun and vibrant soundtrack for the festivities. Food and beer are also plentiful at the Pawpaw Festival with signature festival labels on hand for guests to enjoy. Whether you’re here for the food, biking, beer or contests, the Pawpaw Festival is an Ohio event that’s sure to please.
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