Alapocas Run State Park

Wilmington, Delaware

(302) 577-1164

2014 Pawpaw Festival

Saturday, August 23, 2014
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

at the Blue Ball Barn at Alapocas Run State Park (map)
Free with paid park admission

About the Festival

Festival Schedule

Inside the Barn:  Upstairs
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
Central YMCA of Delaware
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.  Folk artist vendors
10 a.m. - 12 p.m. 
Brandywine Traveling Zoo
1– 3 p.m.
Recycled Art Workshop with Cyntaya
Inside the Barn:  Downstairs
12– 4 p.m.
Port Penn Area Historical Society
12 p.m. and 1 p.m.
Storytelling with Clem Bowen
2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Storytelling with Eunice LaFate
Outside the Barn:  Courtyard
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Blooms by Jen
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.  Pawpaw Tasting Tent
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Auburn Heights Steam Cars
10:30 and 11:30 a.m.  Guided Hikes
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.  Food vendors
Outside the Barn:  Main Stage
10 - 10:45 a.m.   Two of a Kind
11 - 11:30 a.m.
Storytelling with Clem Bowen
11:45 - 12:30 p.m.  Two of  a Kind
12:45 - 2:00 p.m.  Runaway Train
2:15 - 3:30 p.m.  Chapel Street Junction
Outside the Barn:  Meadow
10 a.m. - 4 pm   Information Tables
10 a.m. - 4 pm  Folk artist vendors
10 a.m. - 4 pm
Duck Carving Demonstration
10 a.m. - 4 pm Children’s Activities

Join us for a family-friendly day of fun-filled activities, including music, storytelling, folk art, and food.

The festival is a family-friendly day filled with fun activities.  The star of the festival is one of Delaware’s native trees, the Pawpaw.  Alapocas Run State Park has the perfect habitat for the tree and the Pawpaw is the only food source for the caterpillars of the native butterfly, the Zebra Swallowtail. Festival activities include storytelling by Eunice LaFate and Clem Bowen, folk art vendors and demonstrations, live music with Chapel Street Junction and more!  The Brandywine Traveling Zoo will be on hand from 10 a.m. to noon. Food vendors will provide refreshments throughout the day and pawpaw fruit tasting will be available.


This event is made possible by Delaware State Parks, the Delaware Humanities forum and our sponsors:  DEXSTA Federal Credit Union, Caffe Gelato, the Friends of Wilmington Parks and Central YMCA of Delaware.