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Published: Sun, August 25, 2002 @ 12:00 a.m.


Canfield Fair

Many attractions at the 156th Canfield Fair my be enjoyed at no cost. Here are some:

Animals: Cattle, dogs, exotic beasts, geese, goats, horses, ostriches, swine, turkeys.

Western Reserve Village: Restored buildings include a log cabin, blacksmith shop, one-room schoolhouse, doctor's office and country store.

Antique Carriage Museum: Showcase of restored buggies and wagons used before the invention of the automobile.

Band concerts: High school marching bands from Mahoning County perform daily at the grandstand. Daily shows on three stages include Youngstown State University's Symphonic Band and local musical groups.

Buckeye Memorial Grove: Memorial area dedicated to war veterans.

Domestic arts and crafts: Needlework, crafts, canned and baked goods, ceramics, fashions, quilts and dolls will be displayed in the arts and crafts buildings.

Education Building: Displays of penmanship, poetry, art, woodworking, science, math and home economics done by Mahoning County pupils. Live demonstrations may be seen each day.

Fine and Floral Arts Building: Photography, art, sculpture, painting on porcelain, handcrafts, floral designs and flower exhibits are displayed. Entertainment and art demonstrations may be seen daily.

Government Building: Displays of townships and government agencies.

Grange display: Handmade items, crafts and preserved foods made by members.

Holbern Herb Garden: In Western Reserve Village.

Junior Fair activities: Style reviews, saddle horse shows and many other shows and demonstrations involving members of 4-H, Junior Grange, FFA, Camp Fire, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and Farm Bureau Youth.

Milking parlor: Shows how cows are milked with modern equipment.

Old McDonald's Farm: A petting zoo.

Pumpkin Palace: Home of the giant pumpkins and squashes.

Antique farm machinery and small engines: Threshing, woodcutting and bailing equipment of yesteryear is displayed and demonstrated.


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