Ohio Pawpaw Festival - Albany

34.) Ohio Pawpaw Festival – Albany – September 16, 2016

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AUTHOR’S NOTE: I’ve been to the Ohio Pawpaw Festival two other times, so it may be helpful to read my other experiences as well.

You can read my 2011 experience at http://ohiofestivals.net/52-pawpaw-festival-albany-september-17-2011/

And you can read my 2009 experience at http://ohiofestivals.net/20-pawpaw-festival-lake-snowden-ohio-91909/

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After 5 years, I returned to the Ohio Pawpaw Festival

…and tried to see everything before the sun set behind the trees.

There were the local pumpkins and sorghum…

…that familiar horse-drawn wagon…

…and the various tents…

…filled with presentations and events.

I found the totem pole in the Native American area…

…and was impressed on how the children’s area only seemed to grow…

…with the Kids Tent…

…various games…

…illuminated swing…

…and crazy monkey bar dome.

As the sun continued to descend…


…I made my way through the vendors…

…seeing everything from glass sculptures to tiaras…

…with some pawpaw art and tarot reading in-between…

…but I was only truly drawn to the Integration Acres booth…

…as this was the main place for pawpaws.

The sky continued to shift…

…so I headed to the beer tent…

…focusing upon a pawpaw beer…

…and made a selection before continuing on…

…to the grub.

There were plenty of great vendors…

…with pawpaw lemonades and frappes…

…pawpaw funnel cakes…

…and even whole menus with pawpaws.

After some thought, I decided to go to nixtamalized

…for some delicious tamales…

…and just before the full moon made its way out.

And as the lights illuminated the stage below…

…I got to take in the music and finally relax (Water Witches).

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