PawPaw Festival / by Sonya Paclob

I have never herd of a pawpaw before. I tasted one at the Farmer's Market a few weeks ago, and OMG the taste was amazing. The texture and taste was almost a mango. Sadly, paw paw is ending its season and I have to wait for another year to taste it juices. 

September 16 & 17: I experienced my first Pawpaw festival. It was fun and exciting event to go. I thought it would be great and follow around the Pawpaw mascot.

35-year-old Joey Boyle stands around as the Pawpaw fruit mascot at the Pawpaw Festival at Lake Snowden in Albany, Ohio on Friday, September 16, 2011. Boyle volunteers at least 12 hours to wear the 35 lb. costume his girlfriend, Kelly Shaw, made for the festival. “I sometimes wonder what would a pawpaw do if it was a person,” said Boyle.

Pawpaw mascot shoes