NAPGA will be at the following Festivals in September

  • 2022 Pawpaw Field Day Winston-Salem, NC. September 10, 2022  This year’s fun-filled field day will feature: North American Pawpaw Growers Association booth, Fresh pawpaw tastings * Pawpaw orchard tours *Pawpaw recipes * Grow-your-own pawpaw lessons *Pawpaw tree vendors  *Wildlife information  *Children’s activities  and more! Take the opportunity to learn about the tree and taste it’s unique fruit at the Pawpaw Field Day on Sept. 10, 2022 between 10AM-2PM at the Forsyth County office demonstration orchard (1450 Fairchild Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27105).  Contact Derek Morris. 
  • OHIO PAWPAW FESTIVAL September 16–18, 2022 General Information  The Ohio Pawpaw Festival is a rain or shine event. All schedules are subject to change.  Lake Snowden, 5900 US-50, Albany, OH  45710  September 16-18, 2022  * Friday., 4 p.m. – midnight * Saturday., 10 a.m. – midnight *  Sunday., 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • WV Pawpaw Festival, WVU Core Arboretum, Saturday, September 24, 2022  Monongahela Blvd, Morgantown, WV 26505 From 12:00-5:00 pm. This annual event celebrating an Appalachian autumn fruit is family-friendly, free, and open to the public, no registration needed. The festival will be in the Lawn Area at the Arboretum, and free parking is available in the adjacent WVU Coliseum parking lot. We will have Peterson Pawpaw’s select varieties of pawpaw fruit available to sample and purchase, samples of pawpaw dishes prepared by a chef, a talk by a Native American scholar, the North American Pawpaw Growers Association booth, live music, food trucks, and fun activities and lawn games. Hike the trails down to the Monongahela river and see pawpaw’s growing in there natural environment. Walk the top lawn trail and see the many trees that grow there. Bring a blanket to put on the ground to watch the stage. Don’t miss this special event and bring your friends!
OPGA ANNUAL MEETING. May 2023. Date to be Determined.

  OPGA Farm Tour, August – Early September 2023. Date to be Determined.

2022 OPGA/NAPGA and OTHER PAWPAW EVENTS

Ohio:

  • OHIO PAWPAW FESTIVAL September 16–18, 2022
    Lake Snowden, 5900 US-50 Albany, OH 45710  Ohio (near Athens, OH). For updates visit www.Ohiopawpawfest.com.

    Visit The NAPGA booth, meet and greet pawpaw enthusiasts. Buy and taste different pawpaw varieties. Sign up and become a member of OPGA/NAPGA. Contact Dan Matesich @OPGA.

  • Pawpaw Hunting at Long Branch Farm and Trails. @ Cincinnati Nature Center
    6926 Gaynor Road Goshen, Ohio. September 10, 11, 19, 21, 2022 from 6 – 7:30 pm

Kentucky:

  • Kentucky State University Pawpaw Research Program. Third Thursday Thing will be held at the KYSU Research and Demonstration Farm, 1525 Mills Lane, Frankfort, KY on Thursday, September 15, 10 am- 3 pm ET. It is free of charge, lunch is provided, and pre-registration is not required.

West Virginia:

  • WV Pawpaw Festival, WVU Core Arboretum,  September 24, 2022, Monongahela Blvd, Morgantown, WV 26505

Pennsylvania:

  • York County Pawpaw Festival, Horn Farm Center, Hallam, PA
    September 24 -25, 2022, 10 am – 3 pm

Maryland

  • 7th Annual Long Creek Paw Paw Fest  8946 Indian Springs Rd, Frederick, MD 21702   September 17th, 2022 12-5 p.m. to celebrate our beloved Paw Paw Fruit with tastings, ice cream, jam making, music & fall fun for everyone. All ages welcome. ecologiadesign.com

Virginia:

  • Pawpaw Festival  Historic Endview 362 Yorktown Road, Newport News, VA. We’ve waited all summer for ripe pawpaws, so come out to celebrate and enjoy a sample of America’s largest native fruit. Members of the Virginia…August 27 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm  Pawpaw Festival

North Carolina:

  • 2022 Pawpaw Field Day take the opportunity to learn about the tree and taste it’s unique fruit at the Pawpaw Field Day on Sept. 10, 2022 between 10AM-2PM at the Forsyth County office demonstration orchard (1450 Fairchild Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27105).  Contact Derek Morris.

We invite you to seek out all of the 2022 North American pawpaw festivals in late summer. As it becomes available, information will be posted on the event website, or will be available from the event contact person:

  • Ohio State Fair July 27– August 7, 2022, State Fairgrounds, Columbus, OH.  Contact Joe Hietter.