Alternate fair routes
The Ohio State Highway Patrol is urging motorists to be patient and take different routes to the Canfield Fair.
“We anticipate a lot of traffic with state Route 11. It seems like everybody goes to the fair,” said Lt. Chris Heverly of the state patrol.
Construction has limited lanes on Route 11 near the U.S. 224 Canfield and Boardman exits, and the state patrol will have troopers at those exits to guide motorists, he said.
“Leave early, especially if you have a show to get to,” Heverly said. “I would expect delays.”
Use Raccoon Road to Leffingwell Road, instead of Fairground Boulevard.
Take state Route 11 south to mile 27 and get off of the state Route 46 exit, instead of the U.S. Route 224 exit.
Drive on Western Reserve to get to state Route 46, instead of driving along U.S. Route 224.
Fairgoers can watch how cows are milked with modern equipment daily at the South Cattle Complex at 5 a.m. and 5 p.m. Production records are kept during the fair, and milk is picked up daily, just as it would be on a farm.
Free spine scans
WellnessOne of Boardman will provide free health information and free computerized spine scans throughout the Canfield Fair.
WellnessOne will be in the Commercial Building No. 22 at Boardman and Bishop drives.
Individuals who have neck pain, back pain or headaches could be candidates for testing. For more information, call 330-758-9567.
The AARP/Walgreens Wellness Tour is bringing its customized bus with a crew of six certified medical technicians to the Canfield Fair to offer free health screenings for anyone age 18 and older between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. Friday through Monday. The bus will be located on Kohler Drive in the southwest end of the fairgrounds.
The free screenings, valued at $140, include cholesterol levels, blood pressure, bone density, blood glucose levels, waist circumference and body composition/body mass index. Those who stop by for screenings will receive a free one-year AARP membership that they can use to extend their current membership by a year, join AARP as a new member or give as a gift.
High school marching bands from Mahoning County will perform in the Grandstand today.
The free shows begin at 11 a.m.