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Picking Up Pawpaws at Bennett Spring State Park

Bennett Spring State Park is looking for the largest pawpaw growing in Missouri. Pawpaws are our state's biggest edible fruit, and they ripen in September.

You are invited to search your own private pawpaw patch and find the biggest pawpaw you can. Then, bring it to the Bennett Spring State Park Nature Center for weighing. Entries will be accepted from Wednesday, Sept. 16 through Saturday, Sept. 26, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Entries must be obtained from the state of Missouri.

The largest entry will win a certificate and prize. Photos will be taken of the participant and entry at weigh-in. The winner will be announced on Saturday, Sept. 26. 


Daily   10:00AM — 03:00PM
26250 Missouri 64A
Lebanon, MO 65536

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