3-day fair attendance declines from 2012

3-day fair attendance declines from 2012

Fair attendance on Friday was 44,216, which brings the total for the first three days of the 167th Canfield Fair to 98,154.

Friday’s figure is up from last year’s Friday attendance of 40,562, but the three-day total for 2012 was 105,074.

Apple stand at fair celebrates 50 years

This year marks the 50th that Ed Tesner, along with his family and friends, have operated the apple stand inside the Canfield Fair’s Hay and Grain Building, which sells apples, apple and cherry ciders, and apple-themed tchotchkes.

Tesner, who used to own a produce market in Austintown, said his favorite part of coming to the fair is seeing all his old friends, as well as meeting new ones. He said he also enjoys promoting the use of Ohio apples, adding that this area “has some of the best apples in the U.S.”

The stand sells Mollie’s Delicious apples, which just happen to come into harvest in time for the fair. They’re also crisp and juicy, Tesner said.

As for the future, Tesner said he plans to keep the stand going for years to come.

“As long as God permits me to,” he said.

Train plays tonight in the grandstand

Train — made up of vocalist Pat Monahan, guitarist Jimmy Stafford, and drummer Scott Underwood — will perform at the grandstand at 8 tonight. Tickets are still available.

The group began in San Francisco in 1994, and has had several hit songs, including “Drops of Jupiter” and “Hey, Soul Sister.” It recently released a new album, titled “California 37.”

The grandstand box office is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and tickets can also be purchased online by visiting the Canfield Fair’s website, www.canfieldfair.com.

Worship services

Several worship services will be offered at the Canfield Fair’s Concourse Stage today.

The Catholic Worship Service, with signing provided by Richard Kocher, will begin at 8 a.m., followed by the Ecumenical Worship Service at 9:30. The latter service will be officiated by the Rev. Russ Lib of Berlin Center United Methodist Church, while the Canfield Fair Choir, directed by Tom and Kelly Scurich, will provide music.

The Praise and Worship Service, presented by the Old North Church of Canfield, will start at 11 a.m.

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