Pawpaw Festival 

Rising Appalachia is committed to bringing fun and engaging activities to the Pawpaw Festival Kids Area each year. Along with our hand-built obstacle course, bouncy houses and carnival games we offer a variety of programming and activities to keep kids busy learning and exploring through out the weekend. We do this by working with area organizations and individuals who specialize in kids activities (see below for a list of our partners). Presenters are offered a festival VIP pass in exchange for their time; so if you have an activity or program that you would like to offer at the festival, please complete the volunteer form below!

Kids Area Volunteers - We Thank You!

Athens Mini-Maestros 

Community Food Initiatives

Ohio Valley Museum of Discovery

Raccoon Creek Outfitters

Renee Ripple 

Rising Appalachian Warriors (R.A.W.) Day Camp

Rural Action Environmental Education

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