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Natural Awakenings South Central Pennsylvania

Pawpaw Festival in York

The Horn Farm Center for Agricultural Education and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center will present the 18th annual York County Pawpaw Festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., September 24 and 25 as part of York County Watershed Week in partnership with the Watershed Alliance of York. All proceeds support the center’s regenerative farming and stewardship projects and environmental education programs


Visitors can tour the regenerative farm and pawpaw orchard, enjoy kid-friendly activities and enter a raffle. The outdoor, family-friendly event will feature wild and cultivated varieties of pawpaw fruit and pawpaw trees to purchase, as well as pawpaw-inspired cookbooks, books and T-shirts. There will be local food vendors, artisans and community organizations. Fresh produce from the Horn Farm, native plants, jams, jellies and honey will be sold.


The Susquehanna Region’s pawpaw is the largest edible fruit native to the eastern United States. Growing abundantly in forests across the region, they fruit from late September to mid-October.


$5 donation requested at the door. Location: 4945 Horn Rd., York. For more information, call 717-757-6441, email [email protected] or visit