York County’s 18th Annual Pawpaw Fest

Presented by UPMC and the Horn Farm Center for Agricultural Education

Join us for the 18th annual York County Pawpaw Festival Рan outdoor, family-friendly festival celebrating York County’s beloved pawpaw.

Pawpaws are the largest edible fruit native to the Eastern United States. This delectable fruit grows in abundance right here in the Susquehanna River region.

York County’s Pawpaw Festival will be held on September 24th & 25th from 10am-3pm at the Horn Farm Center.

At the event, pawpaw fruit (both wild and cultivated varieties) and trees will be available for purchase. Other pawpaw related items will be available including pawpaw cookbooks, books, and t-shirts.  In addition, the festival will feature local food vendors, artisans, and community organizations. Fresh produce from the Horn Farm, native plants, jams, jellies, honey, and more will be for sale. Visitors will also enjoy tours of the farm and pawpaw orchard. 

Things will be a little different this year, due to the 2021 farmhouse fire. However, the festivities will go on! Horn Road will be closed to local traffic at the intersections of Millstone Road and Tracey School Road. Festival-goers will be asked to enter at Millstone Road only.

As a fundraiser for the Horn Farm Center, we are requesting a $5.00 donation at the door. All proceeds support local regenerative agriculture practices and education programs at the Horn Farm Center. All pawpaw fruits, trees, produce, and vendor products will be available while supplies last. RAIN OR SHINE!

The York County Pawpaw Festival is part of York County Watershed Week in partnership with the Watershed Alliance of York.

2022 Vendors

  • 4 Herbs & 7 Spices Ago
  • Locally Seasoned
  • Heartwood Nursery
  • Off the Beaten Path Nursery
  • Watershed Alliance of York
  • Alpacas of York/Soap Treasures
  • Wildwood Lavender Farm
  • Candi J. Duda Stained Glass & Garden Art
  • Joy-Full Creations from Joyful ViBraytions
  • Josh Brandstadter with Adventures of Fuzzy and Buzzy
  • Virtue Local Art Market
  • Kilgore Family Farm
  • Bee Bee’s All Natural
  • Heppy Lifestyle
  • Gino’s Nursery
  • Presto! Fast Italian
  • Collusion Tapworks
  • The Sweet Botanist
  • Historic Wrightsville
  • Audubon York Chapter
  • Native Roots Farm Foundation

Cash & Credit Cards will be accepted dependent upon individual vendors. No ATM on site.

Hand sanitizer and hand washing stations will also be available on site. If you are sick or recovering, please stay home. 

We Need Your Help!

We are looking for volunteers to help with many activities during the event including setting up, parking, and helping at the registration table. If you are able to help out that weekend, please sign up!

Our Sponsors

The 2022 Pawpaw Festival is supported by local businesses who believe in our mission to connect soil, food, and people in ways that improve the health and resilience of our community. We thank the following sponsors for supporting regenerative agriculture and education at the Horn Farm Center:

We also thank the following businesses for supporting our fundraising efforts:

  • Shank’s Mare