Alapocas Run State Park

Wilmington, Delaware

(302) 577-1164

2017 Pawpaw Folk Festival

Save the Date!

Saturday, August 19, 2017
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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

About the Festival

The star of the Festival is one of Delaware’s native trees, the Pawpaw. Learn more about this little known plant and its importance to the Zebra Swallowtail butterfly through hikes, informative displays and tastings. The folk arts are celebrated through folk craft demonstrations, storytelling and musical performances. This family friendly event is FREE with paid park admission.

Festival Schedule
History of Mammals
Presenter: Gary Stoltz
Ridley Creek State Park & White Clay Creek Preserve
(Calving Room)
10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Flatland Drive
(Concert Stage)
10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Hand Quilting
Presenter: Madge Ziegler
10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Brandywine Zoo - Hannah Pretz
(Milking Parlor)
10 a.m. - Noon
Sensory Box
White Clay Creek State Park Nature Center
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Overview of Mills and Steam Power
Auburn Heights Preserve
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Children’s Toys of Yesteryear
First State Heritage Park
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Bulletproof Native Plants for Your Garden
Presenter: Duncan Himmelman, PhD
Mount Cuba Center
(Calving Room)
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Seven Rings
(Concert Stage)
11:15 a.m. - Noon
Paw Paw 101: The Story of America's Forgotten Fruit
Presenter/Author: Andrew Moore
(Hay Room)
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Wacky Worms
Bellevue State Park
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Do You Know About the Neighbors - Stories Worth Repeating
Presenter: Sharon Moore
(Calving Room)
Noon - 12:45 p.m.
History of Mammals Interactive Display
Ridley Creek State Park & White Clay Creek Preserve
(Calving Room)
12:30 p.m.. - 2:30 p.m.
Hanna Paige
(Concert Stage)
12:30 p.m.. - 1:45 p.m.
Harriet Tubman Spoken Word
Presenter: Crystal Baynard Norman
(Calving Room)
1 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Creating Art from Castoffs: Seashells, Beach Glass, Driftwood and Other Flotsam and Jetsam
Presenter: Stephanie Przybylek
(Hay Room)
1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Chapel Street Junction
(Concert Stage)
1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
African Folktales
Presenter: Eunice LaFate
(Calving Room)
2 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Overview of Mills and Steam Power Auburn Heights Preserve
18th Century Artifacts First State Heritage Park
Pawpaw Tasting Friends of Wilmington Parks
Duck Decoy Carving George Williams
Pawpaw Plants for Sale Just Blooms by Jen
Conservation Quiz NCC Conservation District and Delaware Native Plants Society
Home Gardening Information NCC Master Gardeners
Blacksmithing Willis Phelps

Folk Artists

Knitted and Embroidery Christina's Designs
Assorted Clay Creations Doug Donohue's Clay Creations
Handwoven Items Gladys Shaw
Handcrafted Jewelry Janet Kofoed Jewerly
Handmade Baskets Partnership Crafts
Acrylic paint on Wood and Shells Creative Animal


Thai/Korean/Hawaiian Fusion Kapow
Tater Tots & Sandwiches Roaming Raven
Ice Cream Woodside Farm Creamery

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