Kids are welcome at Arbor Aid and Pawpaw Fest!
Kids are welcome at this year’s Arbor Aid and Pittsburgh’s first ever Pawpaw Fest Saturday, September 23 at Carrie Furnaces! Arbor Aid and Pawpaw Fest is a family-friendly, all day music festival celebrating trees, music, and the pawpaw. We’ll have plenty of activities to keep kids and families engaged all day long.
All children activities appeal to a variety of ages and activity levels. Relax and gather around for one of our multiple story times featuring an appearance from Tree Pittsburgh’s new mascot, Oaklee the Squirrel! Visit the Kid Zone for pawpaw tastings and to learn more about America’s largest native edible fruit. Kids can even design their own pawpaw pet rock and participate in pawpaw-themed games like pawpaw beanbag toss.
The Kid Zone will feature other crafts and activities including leaf art rubbings, building a bug box or rain gauge, and more. Be sure to stop by the ALCOSAN family tent and other vendors for more family-friendly activities.
There will be more than one type of kid at Arbor Aid and Pawpaw Fest…goats from Allegheny GoatScape will be there! Get it? Kids? Okay, sorry about that pun. But really, children and adults will have the opportunity to pet the goats and learn more about how these grazers reduce invasive and unwanted vegetation.
After a long day of dancing and activities, your little ones will be sure to work up an appetite! A variety of food and drinks such as pawpaw ice cream and pawpaw popsicles are available to purchase.