Alapocas Run State Park

Wilmington, Delaware

(302) 577-1164

2015 Pawpaw Folk Festival

Save the Date:
Saturday, August 22, 2015

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

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

Festival Schedule

Presenter/Demonstrator Program Time
Brandywine Zoo Traveling Zoo 10 a.m. - Noon
Delaware Forest Service Forest Service Info 10 a.m. - Noon
Cabgrass Music 10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Jake Miller Fort Delaware 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Barbarba Woodford Pawpaw Hike 10 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Nice Like Dat Music 10:45 a.m. - Noon
Andy Moore Pawpaw Lecture 11 a.m. - Noon
Barbara Woodford Pawpaw Hike 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
White Clay Creek State Park Rocks and Minerals Noon - 2 p.m.
Clem Bowen Storytelling 12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Kate Calais Pawpaw Hike 12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Amber Waves Music 1 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Kate Calais Pawpaw Hike 1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Simon Hamermesh Lampworking Demo 1:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Bellevue State Park Wiggly Worms 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Clem Bowen Storytelling 2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Honey Badgers Music 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Eunice LaFate Storytelling 3 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Auburn Heights Preserve Steam Car Fire-Up Demo 3 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

All Day Events (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.)

Auburn Heights Preserve - Steam Cars
FiberGuilde - Weaving/Spinning
Willis Phelps - Blacksmithing
George Williams - Duck Carving
Mark Scira - Metalworking

Folk Artists

Barrel of Makers, Inc. – Woodworking, Collage, Photography, Lampworking and Fiber Art
Creations by Chris – Upcycled Jewelry
Doug Donohue’s Clay Creations - Pottery
Florence Collins-Hardy - Photography
For Woodness Sake - Woodworking
Gladys Shaw – Weaving
Janet Kofoed – Hand-crafted Jewelry
Justifiably Julia – Yarn and Knit Products
LaFate Gallery - Painting
Nettie’s Pots - Pottery
Paintings by Tegan – Painting/Collages
Wildflower Fancies – Nature-inspired Jewelry

Speakers and Demonstrators

Andy Moore – Author of The Pawpaw Book
Clem Bowen - Storyteller
Eunice LaFate – Storyteller
George Williams – Duck Carving
FiberGuild – Weaving/Spinning
Willis Phelps – Blacksmithing
Mark Scira – Metalworking
Simon Hamermesh – Lampworking (Glasswork)


Cabgrass, Cab Calloway School of the Arts
Nice Like Dat
Amber Waves Band
The Honey Badgers

Food Trucks

UDairy Creamery
WiLDWiCH Gourmet Sandwiches

Other Participants

Just Blooms by Jen – Pawpaw Trees
Auburn Heights Preserve/ Friends of Auburn Heights Preserve
Bellevue State Park
Brandywine Zoo
Friends of Wilmington Parks
White Clay Creek State Park
Fort Delaware State Park
Delaware Forest Service


For folk artists interested in selling their work at the 2015 Pawpaw Folk Festival, please download the application below. Electronic or printable forms are available.

Vendor registration is closed!

For questions on the festival, please call Wilmington State Parks at 302-577-7020 or email